In a group project activity, you will collaborate with other students to submit a video file (with or without synced slides) and a document if needed. This activity is typically used for group presentations and role play activities. Before you can participate in the activity, groups must be formed. Groups are created 3 ways, depending on how the course is set up:
- Your educator can place you in a group
- The system can place you in a group depending on your availability.
- You can place yourself in a group.
Once you’re placed in your group, group members can add videos, record meetings, and upload documents needed to complete the project. You can view the videos and use the group comment feature to discuss the project. You can also assign tasks using the milestone feature. All progress on your group project can be viewed by your instructor. Please note, videos, meetings and documents submitted may or may not be used for the final submission.
The group project video preparation involves the following steps: record/upload videos, sync slides saved as image files (jpg, png, gifs),combine videos into one (slides can be added to the combined video, too), and finalize. When you finalize your project, you can submit one video and one document (if required). If you accidentally submit your project, you have 24 hours to delete the submission. Your combine video will be saved, but you will also have the ability to re-combine videos if you need to.
To add yourself to a group
Click the Do It Now button and you will see a roster. From the drop down box, choose which group you’d like to participate in and click save. Your instructor will assign a date that your groups must be formed by. After this date your activity will be available to complete.
To fill out availability for system formed groups
Once you click the Do It Now button, you will be taken to a calendar where you can fill in the times you have available to meet. The system will place you in a group with other students with similar times available. Your instructor will assign a date that your groups must be formed by. After this date your activity will be available to complete.
Steps to complete the group project:
Group members can assign milestones to keep the project on course
All students will add their videos to the project. Each student can add multiple videos to the project. At the start of the project, there will be no videos or comments. As students contribute to the project, you can watch the videos and leave comments for your group members. Group members can add videos from their computer, a cloud service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive, transfer videos from their libraries, or record a video directly on YouSeeU. These videos can have slides added. To learn more about adding slides, click here.
When all team members have submitted their videos, click Combine Videos
Drag and drop and order the videos in the ordered videos box
Once all videos have been added and arranged, click Save and the video will process. Processing will take anywhere between 5-20 minutes, depending on the size of your video.
After the videos have been combined, you and your team members can add visual aids if you did not already add them to your individual video.
Adding Documents and Links
If required, you can submit a documents and links for your project. Allowed extensions for documents are: doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, txt, rtf, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, html, htm, zip. You can attach as many of these to a submission as needed.
You can meet with your team members in a synchronous meeting either to plan or to record a video for submission. Simply click on Schedule Meeting, then enter the date and time you and your team members can meet.
You can reschedule or cancel meetings by clicking the x or the calendar icon.
Please review this tutorial for instructions on how to navigate through this feature.
Finalizing your project
To finalize your project, click Finalize
You will have the option of which video you want to submit. If you recorded a group sync meeting, that video can be submitted. However, only one video can be submitted. You can choose as many documents and links as you want to submit as well. Click Submit.
If your instructor allows, you can give your fellow team members a five star rating and/or add comments regarding the team members participation. It is up to the instructor if these ratings and comments are made available for your team members to view.