How do you encourage student collaboration in a digital environment? Share your story of successful student teamwork with your peers in our Make It Count contest. You could win excellent prizes, including a $100 gift card now and a paid trip to a national conference later.

Whether you are using a digital tools in a traditional classroom or teaching in an online environment, there are ways to facilitate group activities and collaboration amongst students. In many ways, digital creates new and great opportunities to engage students in and out of the classroom, and with one another.

Do you have a digital assignment that does the trick? Maybe you have students interact via social media channels, or in a discussion forum. Perhaps they have to work together to build something in a digital environment. There are lots of possibilities, and we are eager to hear the unique ways that today’s instructors utilize digital tools to encourage students to work and learn together.

So:  how do you do you make it count with collaboration? Share your assignment for a chance at fame and fantastic prizes.

The Make It Count contest invites instructors to share their favorite digital assignment and how it engages students for a chance at prizes, including paid travel and registration to EDUCAUSE or a national conference of the winner’s choice. The official deadline is 11:59 PM ET on April 13, 2016.  Ten finalists will be announced on April 22, 2016, when the public will vote to determine the winner.

Instructors have a bonus opportunity for a chance at additional prizes. Instructors who submit a video by the same deadline sharing how they make it count with student collaboration could win a $100 gift card and automatic admission into the finalist round.

To participate, film a short video (two minutes or less) telling your colleagues about your favorite digital assignment and how it facilitates student collaboration. Then, submit it on our Make It Count contest website, where you can also find complete contest details and the official contest rules.

Share your best practices with your colleagues while earning the chance at multiple prizes. It’s easy through the Make It Count contest.

We can’t wait to hear how you make it count for your students!

» Learn more about the Make it Count contest… then, show us how you use digital to foster student collaboration!