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  • Writer's pictureJames Kieft

Trello - planning, organising and collaborating

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What is it

With further education colleges in the UK spanning greater distance following area reviews, there is a need to for teaching teams to be able to plan and organise learning and assessments from a distance.

That is where a tool such as Trello comes in, it enables teams to create and collaborate on boards, assigning tasks to team members adding due date, labels,whilst also tracking activity on a specific board. Finished boards can also be share publicly via a link.

How to use it

Having created a board you can add a number of cards, cards can be moved between boards and also can be re-ordered by moving them up and down to change there order. When you click on a card you can add a description, a check list, you and team members can add comments, mention team members attach files, add an emojis.

When to use it

I could see this tool being a great way for a teaching team who is based a different campuses to create a live scheme of learning, the cards could detail the tasks that are to be covered during a lesson, Each lesson is a separate board making it easy to swap the tasks from one board to another depending on how the learners are progressing.

It can be altered from week to week. It could also be used to monitor progress of learners during a lesson with the boards being the different task to be covered in a lesson, learners could be moved between boards as progress.

Students could also use it to assit them in organising their studies or as part of a project learning assignment where they are collaborating with peers or employers.

Here is my video guide to using it.

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