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The Best Ways to Collaborate

Posted on April 29, 2014

Group projects can be a pain. Coordinating everyone's schedules so that you can meet for an hour in the library the night before a project is due is no longer (and never really was) the most efficient way to get the job done. Luckily, there are now several useful tools and applications for easy collaboration.

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1.Dropbox

Dropbox sits on your desktop and allows you to safely store your documents, audio, and pictures in a web based account. You can then access these items from any of your mobile devices. Additionally, you can create folders to share with your peers and colleagues for a convenient exchange of information.

2. Asana

Asana

Another free team-convenient application is Asana. This application enables you and your group to set tasks, get updates, share, and comment on projects over one interface. Each of you can be in charge of a certain task, but everyone stays involved by following each other's progress and offering opinions and advice. You can set due dates and create to-do lists, ensuring that everything is done on time.

3. Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Drive is one of the easiest ways to collaborate. Everyone on Wheaton's campus already has a gmail account so no additional downloads are necessary. For those of you who don't know, Google Drive allows you to create presentations, documents, forms, and spreadsheets. You can easily invite other viewers, commenters, and editors for convenient sharing, and now you can download the Track Changes add on for a more streamlined way of communicating edits and changes with your peers.

 

-- Montana Rogers '14

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