Lake Superior College

Collaborative Group Work Guide
Group Work
Personality Lab: Online Personality Tests Unrestricted Resource
Find out more about yourself and those around you by taking one ormore of the personality tests at this site. All of these questionnaires have been developed by research psychologists. Results are free and provided instantly. Enjoy!
Teamwork: Surviving Group Projects Unrestricted Resource
This University of Minnesota student site sets out “Steps to Success,” dispels common myths about teamwork, addresses conflict management, and provides tools to support collaboration.
Successful Strategies for Teams Unrestricted Resource
Printable handbook with tools and techniques to help teams organize information, organize and run effective meetings, and generate useful member contributions. (Clemson University staff)
Cooperative Learning Unrestricted Resource This open source book was prepared by Alice Macpherson of the Kwantlen University College. 

Schedule and Plan Your Meetings
Doodle Unrestricted Resource
doodle  Doodle is a scheduling tool that allows your team to find meeting times that work for all team members.
GroupMe Unrestricted Resource
Use the GroupMe app for free group texting. It works on all smartphones, and even has a SMS option for other devices.
WorkFlowy Unrestricted Resource
WorkFlowy is a simple task management tool that allows your team to keep track of what tasks need to get done and who is going to do them.
Share Documents & Presentations Online
Dropbox Unrestricted Resource
dropboxPut your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they’ll be instantly available on any of your other computers that you’ve installed Dropbox on (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!) Because a copy of your files are stored on Dropbox’s secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile device.
Google Docs Unrestricted Resource
Getting started support site for Google Documents.
Slideshare Unrestricted Resource
Slideshare is a site where you can host your presentations (and documents) and share them with others.  Presentations can be linked to at the site itself or else embedded in a web page.  Slideshare is also a useful resource site of free presentations and other documents.
Online Conversations
Video Chat Unrestricted Resource
GCF site lists video chat pros and cons and links to applications.
Google Hangouts Unrestricted Resource
Hangout with your friends anytime, anywhere, for free with Google's application for live conservations.
Skype Unrestricted Resource
Skype is a free communications and collaboration tool to be downloaded and installed on your computer.  You can use it to have text and voice message conversations with others who have Skype for free. You can also purchase credit to call landlines and mobiles (at low cost arond the world). Now owned by Microsoft
Related Guides
Tech Connects
mediascapeFour of the Erickson Library's Group Study Rooms are equipped with mobile technology carts to allow users to incorporate technology into their collaboration. 
Reserve a group study room by clicking this link. 

Three steps to use the media:scape mobile cart:
1. Open the media well and remove a Puck™
2. Connect the Puck to your laptop
3. Share what’s on your laptop by pressing the Puck™
Learning Express Library
This website offers resources like free practice tests, interactive tutorials, eBooks, and much more: all you have to do is create a free account!

Learning Express Library Restricted Resource
Free online courses to improve basic skills (Adult Learner), workplace skills (Career Center) college readiness skills (College Center), and computer skills (Computer Skills).
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Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Phone: 218-733-5912

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