A significant body of research supports the use of collaborative learning and its benefits, with students perceiving a wide variety of benefits ranging from deeper learning to increased communication and teamwork skills. In Canvas, students can use groups as a collaborative tool to work with classmates on group projects and assignments.
Instructors can facilitate the creation of groups and manually or automatically assign students to groups within a group set.
Students are allowed to create their own groups for collaboration.
For either kind of group, Canvas provides a group space with various collaborative tools
Within Groups, students can:
Store and share documents in Files.
Start a Discussion.
Send an Announcement.
Create group collaborations.
Within instructor-created Groups, You, as an instructor, can:
Facilitate projects or tasks so that students can be encouraged to communicate and iterate on documents by groups.
Assign students manually or automatically or allow themselves to sign up.
Assign assignments to specific groups.
Offer different due dates and availability for groups.