A Guide for collaborating with team members on Class Case Studies and Project Presentation Content using Slack and Trello

Session 1: Introduction to Trello

Objective: Understand the basic structure and functioning of Trello.
Students should sign up for a Trello account by visiting .
They should explore the dashboard and the basic elements of Trello: boards, lists, and cards.
How can you use Trello to manage your class projects?
What are the benefits of using this kind of tool?

Session 2: Creating a Trello Board

Objective: Understand how to create and set up a Trello board.
Students should create a new board for their project.
Explore the board's settings, such as changing the background, adding team members, and setting the board to private or public.
How can you customize a Trello board to suit your project's needs?
What does the privacy setting mean for your project?

Session 3: Lists and Cards

Objective: Learn to create and manage lists and cards.
Students create lists representing different stages of the project (e.g., "To Do", "Doing", "Done").
Within these lists, students create cards for specific tasks.
How does the division of tasks help in managing a project?
How can moving cards from one list to another reflect your project's progress?

Session 4: Card Details

Objective: Understand the card's detailed view and how to use it.
Students explore a card's detailed view, adding descriptions, checklists, due dates, attachments, labels, and comments.
They assign a card to a team member.
How do these details contribute to the overall organization of the project?
How can the card assignment feature facilitate collaboration?

Session 5: Collaboration and Communication

Objective: Understand how to use Trello for collaboration and communication.
Students invite a classmate to join their board.
They communicate through the comments feature on a card.
How does Trello facilitate collaboration and communication?
How can you handle disagreements or misunderstandings within Trello?

Session 6: Advanced Features

Objective: Understand the use of advanced features like Power-Ups and Butler.
Students explore and add a Power-Up (e.g., Calendar, Google Drive) to their board.
They create a simple rule using Butler (automation feature).
How can Power-Ups enhance the functionality of your board?
How does automation with Butler save time and reduce human error?

Session 7: Case Study or Project Creation

Objective: Apply Trello skills to create content for a class case study or project presentation.
Students design a Trello board for their class case study or project, considering appropriate lists, cards, and due dates.
They share their board's link with the instructor for review.
How does Trello help in planning and executing your case study or project?
What challenges did you encounter, and how did you overcome them?

Session 8: Review and Presentation

Objective: Review peers' work and present your own Trello board.
Students explore peers' Trello boards and provide feedback.
They present their Trello board, explaining their project's progress and collaboration methods.
What are some best practices you learned from reviewing others' Trello boards?
How has Trello helped in managing and presenting your case study or project?
By the end of this guide, students should be comfortable using Trello to manage, collaborate, and present class case studies and projects. The above sessions can be adjusted according to the class's needs and pace of learning.

Session 9: Integration of Trello with Slack

Objective: Learn how to integrate Trello with Slack for improved communication and productivity.
Students sign up or log into their Slack workspace.
They navigate to the Slack App Directory, search for "Trello", and click "Add" to install.
They follow the instructions to link their Trello account with Slack.
Students then explore basic commands such as "/trello add [card name]" to create a new card from Slack, "/trello join [board link]" to join a Trello board from Slack, and "/trello assign [card link]" to assign a card to someone from Slack.
They also explore setting up Trello notifications in Slack.
How does integrating Trello with Slack enhance productivity and communication?
What challenges did you encounter during the integration, and how did you overcome them?

Session 10: Collaborative Project Management using Trello and Slack

Objective: Apply learned skills to manage a project using Trello and Slack.
Students start a new project or continue an existing one, this time integrating Trello with Slack.
They create channels for different aspects of the project and integrate them with corresponding Trello boards.
They use Slack commands to manage Trello cards and share updates with the team.
They set up notifications to stay updated about project changes in Trello.
How does the Trello-Slack integration impact your team's communication and productivity?
What best practices have you learned for managing projects using Trello and Slack?
At the end of these sessions, students should have a comprehensive understanding of using Trello integrated with Slack for efficient project management and communication.
This can significantly streamline their workflow and enhance their productivity, both individually and as part of a team.
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