How can I use collaborative documents in my classes?
There are a couple of benefits to using collaborative documents in your course: They create opportunities for student-to-student interaction, and they make it easier for you to share and make updates to files that you use in multiple courses.
Have students share files and add feedback (comments, annotations, and suggested edits) to one another’s drafts.
Have students work together online but in real time to create documents as part of a group project.
Embed a document in Blackboard or a website, then any changes you make to it will automatically appear in that site.
Remote File Access
Have students gather artifacts (images, text, video, etc.) during fieldwork or study abroad and add them to a shared file.
What applications should I use?
The University of Maine System currently supports two collaborative document authoring and sharing applications.
Google Suite has many options for collaborative document authoring: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, MyMaps, Drawings, and MindMup.
Box allows you to share files and edit them collaboratively using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).