I teach a business writing course, and I used to dread assigning group projects. While I valued the lessons teamwork provided, those takeaways were often overshadowed by complaints over differing personalities and grading criteria.
Then March 2020 hit.
After a languishing year on Zoom, and once everyone was able to return safely to the classroom in August 2021, I decided to try group projects again, but with significant changes. Thankfully, those changes were a success.
Here are the steps I took: