Making an Project Team Based (Virtual Business)

Modified on Tue, 26 Mar 2024 at 08:27 AM

Virtual Business project assignments may be completed individually by your students or in a team environment.  In the team environment, only one team member per team will be able to login and access the project file at a time. The idea is for students to work together and communicate on one computer.  By default, the projects are setup to be completed individually.  To switch a project to team based format, follow the instructions below:

Note: This feature MUST be turned on prior to any student accessing the project assignment file.  Once a student accesses the simulation file you will not be able to switch this feature on.  

1.  Log into your instructor account.

2.  From the "Your Courses" page, select the link for the course that you wish to configure.

3.  Select the Change Course Settings link on the Course Details page.

4.  Next select the Change Order of Modules & Enable Teams or Competition Scoreboard accordion option.

5.  Place a checkmark in the Enable Teams box, for the project that you wish to make team based.

6.  Click the Submit Changes button at the bottom of the menu to save your changes.

Once you have enabled a project to be team based, you then need to organize your students into teams.  To do this please follow the instructions below:

Assigning Students to Teams:

1.  Select the View Student Progress button on the Course Details page.

2.  Once on the View Student Progress page click on the blue icon that will appear under the assignment.

3.  Next you will assign students to teams.  This can be done manually or you can have the system 

automatically assign students to teams.

Manually Assign Students to Teams:

1.  Click on a student's name and drag that student onto a team.

2.  When you add the first team member to a team, you will be prompted to enter a name for the team

3.  Once all students have been assigned to teams click the Save Teams button.

Auto Assign Students to Teams:

1.  To have the system auto assign teams, click the Auto-Assign to Teams button.

2.  You will then be prompted to enter the number of student per team.  To change the number of students 

assigned to a team, click the up or down arrows.  The maximum number of students per team is three (3). Click the Make Teams button to auto-assign students to teams.

Note:  Once students have been auto-assigned to a team, you still change the team that student was assigned to by simply dragging the student to a new/different team.

3.   Click the Save Teams button to Save your teams.

Additional Resources:

Changing the Order of Assignments

Setting a Due Date for Assignments

Include and/or Exclude Assignment

Enabling the Competition Scoreboard

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