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Working with a Team of Online Classmates?

If you’re enrolled in an online class, chances are you’ll be assigned to work on a project with other classmates. There’s no shortage of buzz on how to build a team or work as a team. However, very few people actually understand how to create the experience of teamwork.

Like any effective team, your online classmates and you must all be on the same page with respect to the following:

  • Expectations — Has everyone been introduced? Have priorities and assignments been properly divided up? Has a team leader been chosen and have the ramifications for non-performance been explained and agreed upon?
  • Commitment — Are all team members committed to completing the project on time? Is there a contingency plan to cover the absence of any team member who quits the team for any reason?
  • Competence — Does the team feel that members are competent and able to handle their part? Does everyone have access to the help if needed? And does each team member have the knowledge and skills to accomplish their assignment?
  • Collaboration — Is there any indication that team members will not be able to work together effectively? Is everyone comfortable with their role and responsibilities?
  • Communication — Are team members clear about priorities? Is there an established method for giving and receiving feedback?

At Everest University Online, a division of Everest University, we understand the importance of making sure students have all the support networks in place they need to succeed. If you’re considering enrolling in an online class, why not take the first step and contact us to learn more about the programs and degrees offered.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at

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