Self-formed teams, where learners can either create their own team or join one of their choice, is the most popular team formation option on NovoEd. To help learners in forming teams, we highly recommend first having them fill out their profiles (you can learn how to add profile questions here).
To enable learner-formed teams, you will need to create a “Team Formation” lesson component:
You’ll be able to indicate whether teams should be formed by learners or by an admin, and set a limit to team size:
Once the component is added to the page, you may type any expectations surrounding team collaboration in the “Add Expectations” text box, then, click the blue pencil icon to edit various team settings, such as a deadline for team formation, team profile questions, or enabling a Team Progress Dashboard, a feature where the team lead can view the course progress of all team members:
Once the activity is set up, learners will select a radio button option to either join an existing team or start their own team:
If a learner opts to create their own team, they will be able to create a team name, upload a team photo, and come up with a team tagline. If a learner opts to join an existing team, they will be directed to the team directory to browse teams to join.
Once a learner is a member of a team, in place of the the Team Formation component on the page, learners will see their team and a button directing them to their team workspace.