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Group Work Module

Steps for Successful Online Group Work

Step 1: Complete and sign your team contract

  • Create realistic timelines, key milestones, and individual responsibilities
  • Create a code of conduct with agreed on expected behaviors of team members
  • Ensure that each team member signs the team contract as a sign of good faith

Step 2: Create a timeline and clear individual roles and responsibilities

  • Create clearly defined individual goals and group goals

Step 3: Determine a communication strategy

  • Determine how often you will need to communicate
  • Discuss the online tools will you use to hold meetings or communicate generally
  • Decide how the team will share information


Algonquin College. (2019). The online student’s guide to group work.