Group Speech Assignments

Speech Assignments can be converted into group-based assignments. Group assignments have several unique attributes:

  • Students in a group share a single Outline & Speaking Notes, Visual Aids, and Speech Video. Students can work on these portions of a speech assignment individually in a collaborative nature. Only one student can make edits at a time. Students share a single grade for Outline, Speaking Notes, Visual Aids, and Speech Video each.

  • Speech Practice is not available on group assignments.

  • Students have individual Self and Peer Reviews. Students within a group cannot review a peer in their own group. Students receive individual grades for Self and Peer Reviews.

  • Students in a group share a single Instructor Evaluation form. All grades and comments entered on the Instructor Evaluation are available to all students in the group.


Note: Once a speech has been converted into a group-based assignment, it cannot be converted back into an individual speech assignment. If a student has already begun work on the assignment individually, conversion to a group-based assignment could result in data loss. We recommend converting speech assignments to group-based assignments prior to the period a student would be working on the speech.


Note: File Submission/Upload Assignments cannot be group-based assignments.

 

Creating a Group Speech Assignment

  1. Open the Assignment Creation Editor.

  2. For a new assignment, click "+New" in the top right corner.

  3. For an existing assignment, click the three dots next to the assignment name and then the pencil icon.

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the Assignment Creation Editor and check the "Group Assignment" box.

  5. Click the plus sign in the first box. Each box you create will represent a group.

  6. In the drop down, select the first student to be the group leader. A group leader does not have any special privileges however one is required to proceed.

  7. In the drop down, continue to select students for this group.

  8. Click the plus sign in the next box.

  9. In the drop down, select the first student to be the group leader. A group leader does not have any special privileges however one is required to proceed.

  10. In the drop down, continue to select students for this group.

  11. Repeat step 4 until all groups have been created.

  12. Click the "Assign" button.

  13. Click "Create" or "Update" on the Assignment Creation Editor.

 

Editing a Group Speech Assignment

  1. Open the Assignment Creation Editor.

  2. For an existing assignment, click the three dots next to the assignment name and then the pencil icon.

  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the Assignment Creation Editor and click "Edit Groups"

  4. Click the X next to the student you need to remove from the group.

  5. NOTE: You cannot/should not remove the group leader from the group.Click the plus sign in the first box. Each box you create will represent a group.

  6. To add a new student to a group, click into the box and choose the student.

  7. NOTE: Students can only be in one group at a time.

  8. Click the "Assign" button.

  9. Click "Update" on the Assignment Creation Editor.