AtoZ of TEL: Trello

Website: trello.comtrello logo

Cost: Free for the basic account (fine for an individual). Paid for packages available (targeted at teams)

Availability: Online through web interface and mobile app 9iOS, Android).

What is it?

Trello is a web-based task and project management application which allows you to create various cards to organise anything from a party to a research project.

How does it work?

Trello draws upon the Scrum and Kanban philosophies of Agile software project management. It works by adding cards (tasks) to a board (project), which can then have further details added to, e.g. checklists, due dates, attachments, links etc.

Getting Started with Trello [Webpage]

How to Use Trello [Webpage]

What are the implications for Teaching, Learning and Assessment?

Trello is a useful tool when it comes to organisation and delegation of group tasks as several members can be added to one board giving them the ability to add and alter cards, whilst allowing all members to monitor any changes.

For example: A student could use Trello to organise their study (esseys, assignments, seminars) for a whole program of study. A researcher could plan and execute their research project. A member of teaching staff could keep track of the various teaching duties such as assessment marking/feedback, field trips and courses development.

Some alternative apps for managing tasks and projects.

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Project
  • Asansa
  • Google Calendar

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