On February 21, 2014, CITT interns, Keith Freeman (Morehouse) and Esther Olayinka (Clark Atlanta), hosted the first tutorial session for TeamSpot, a collaborative software available for teachers and students. This effort supports the E-Learning Technologies Unit in its goal to expose patrons to library services. Not many are familiar with TeamSpot; however, this software, offered in rooms 209, 216, and 219 in the library, is ideal for students tasked with completing group projects. TeamSpot software allows for users to easily and effectively collaborate on projects. Through a shared public display screen, users can directly share documents, interactively display computer screens, and ultimately master group work!
Lasting roughly an hour, the workshop proved to be a success. The students in attendance received a brief overview for installing and connecting to TeamSpot on their personal computers. Soon after, the group was asked to work together on a project—a PowerPoint presentation detailing instructions for making French toast.
“TeamSpot is an innovative and fun way to connect with group partners and create cohesive projects!” says Tijara Miller, junior at Spelman College.
“It’s crazy that I’d never heard of TeamSpot before,” says William Wheaton, a junior at Morehouse College. “While at the session, I quickly realized how useful this software could be to making group projects more manageable. I wish I would have known about it freshmen year!”
As midterm week approaches, the library hopes that students and faculty will see in TeamSpot a valuable resource worthy of meeting their academic needs.