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Capella Online Professional Development Course

Collaborative Learning Environments
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Collaborative Learning Environments

Interested in project-based learning? Are your students collaborating more? Build techniques for creating secure digital learning environments for student group work and collaboration. Explore how to leverage technology to expand collaborative learning opportunities for both traditional and online classrooms. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


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Focus on the implementation of virtual and in-person collaborative learning opportunities. Explore structures and systems that can be implemented to leverage technology in collaborative learning while building the skills necessary to your students are safe.  

During this course you will build

  • An evaluation tool to assess activities and identify areas for collaboration
  • A problem-based activity (or adapt one) to maximize collaboration
  • A reflection on collaborative PBL activity post-implementation


16 Student Reviews
by Briana E. on July 26, 2019
Great overview of all the other courses I've taken through sophia. Highly recommend taking this after taking all the other courses categorized under "setting up a modern classroom." The content was organized very well - its just hard to remember everything so I suggest taking a few notes. The milestone wasn't too difficult which was great.
by Michaela R. on June 14, 2019
great information
by Christine L. on May 15, 2019
There was a lot of information in this course that sounded very similar in nature which made it slightly confusing. For example PBL could mean problem based or project based learning.
by Jeanine Z. on March 24, 2019
Much of this content was what I studied 17 years ago when first obtaining my teaching license. It was a nice refresher; I intend to use it more often now.
by Janean J. on September 21, 2018
So much of the terminology and theories were interconnected, similar, and related that it made answering the questions feel tricky and confusing. Really need to focus on this one. Still it's free PD so I am not going to complain. Thank you for providing this!
by Rachael K. on July 24, 2018
The course set up is difficult to follow when you first start it, as the tutorials aren't set up to watch before the challenges. Overall I felt this course was beneficial to my practice and I'll be happy to implement some of the strategies I learned in my own classroom!
by Crista K. on June 10, 2018
I really enjoyed this course.
by Lena A. on May 29, 2018
What an amazing course! It was so easy to follow because their videos are very clear and well put together. I truly learned so much through this course.