YouTube Video Series: How Do We Team?

Whether you’re preparing for an online summer course or working on an extracurricular team project, chances are you’ll be collaborating remotely. With the shift to online courses and meetings, it's more important than ever for teams to understand and appreciate each other's strengths.

We recently launched a series of videos adapted from our curricular materials with tips on strengthening online team dynamics. On our new YouTube channel, ETD Director Dr. Mary Lynn Realff shares tips on encouraging contributions so your team can thrive even while working remotely.

If your teammates aren't doing what you expect them to do, they might be unaware of their tasks or responsibilities, or they might not have the necessary skills. It's also possible that they're unwilling to move the project forward because they don't agree with a decision that was made. They might not believe their task is essential to the project, or they might be feeling a lack of accountability. Once you understand the issue, you can find a solution together.

Our “How do we team?” playlist features 1-minute videos about clarifying deliverables, building skills, developing consensus, discussing impact, and upholding integrity. These tips are intended to support faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students in positively reshaping their online teamwork experiences.

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And don't hesitate to contact us for teaching and learning support! To request curricular materials on strengths and teamwork for your online course, email