Many online courses require participants to form teams to complete some of the work. If you sign up for the course with some of your friends then the team building aspects aren’t an issue, but if you’re taking advantage of the diversity offered by participants outside of your normal circle then you and your team might benefit from some additional team building activities.
Instead of building these type of team building activities into each separate online platform, why not build a platform that specializes in creating stronger bonds between online teams for the purposes of coursework. Then the teams could utilize your platform for becoming a better team and the learning platform can focus on being a better learning platform.
What would you do to help online teams get stronger?