In addition to the Outlier learning community, creating a virtual study group is a great way to build community and support your learning in an Outlier course. Study groups are collaborative virtual environments where you can explore course material with other students. Here are some helpful tips on how to form a study group in an Outlier course.
Step 1: Invite your peers to a Zoom or Google Meet by posting on Yellowdig
“Hi Everyone. I am hosting a virtual study group on Zoom/Google Meet for this cohort at 7pm CST on June 14th. If anyone is interested in joining, please comment on this message and I can send you the Zoom/Google Meet link!”
“Hi Everyone. I would like to create a study group for this cohort. If anyone is interested in joining, please comment on this message with a few times that work for you to meet.”
Step 2: Choose a platform & send an invite
We recommend using Google Meet or Zoom.
Step 3: Set an agenda
It’s important to create an agenda for your study group so that everyone stays on task. Here is a link to our Sample Agendas that you might find helpful.
Step 4: Meet with the study group
You’ve made it this far—follow your agenda and study up!
Step 5: Set up another time to meet:
If you or other students found the virtual study group helpful, we suggest scheduling your next virtual meet-up while you are still together.