Documentation:Connect/Transfer Student Groups between Connect and iPeer (How to)

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The student groupings you create in Connect (using the Users and Groups Menu, the Group Builder, or otherwise) can be pushed over into your iPeer course. Additionally, the groups you create in iPeer (using surveys for example) can also be pulled from the iPeer remote into Connect.

This document will show you how to:

  • Push Connect Student Groups into iPeer
  • Pull iPeer Student Groups into Connect
  • Identify instructor best practices facilitated by this function

Push Connect Student Groups into iPeer

  1. From within your Connect course environment, click on iPeer in the Course Tools menu of the Control Panel on the lower left sidebar of the page.
    The Course Tools menu and iPeer link are boxed in red in the image above.
  2. Now you are on the Managing iPeer Course Connection page. You can see in the Actions Box found on the right side of this page a number of links. Click Push Groups.
    The Push and Pull groups links are boxed in red above.

Pull iPeer Student Groups into Connect

  1. From within your Connect course environment, click on iPeer in the Course Tools menu of the Control Panel on the lower left sidebar of the page.
  2. Now you are on the Managing iPeer Course Connection page. You can see in the Actions box found on the right side of this page a number of links. Click Pull Groups.

Effective Practices

The Connect Learning Management System significantly expands the toolsets of teachers and learners. This function directly:

  • Streamlines peer evaluation processes
  • Integrates survey technology to enable the grouping of students by survey responses
  • Immerses students in effective and innovative use of the LMS encouraging participation and exploration in these learning technologies

This function supports a number of Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles, including:[1]

1. Good practice encourages student - faculty contact
2. Good practice encourages interaction and collaboration between students
4. Good practice gives prompt feedback

We encourage both students and instructors to read more about the Seven Principles to see how they can inform your teaching and learning.

References

  1. Chickering, A. W., & Ehrmann, S. C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2), 2-4. [1]