Many projects are group projects. You are already used to working with each other: labs are collaborative by nature. However, the advantage of the Internet is the ability to work together without having to be in the same room with each other or even on the computer at the same time; and that is the point. Below are various links and tutorials to different tools you will be utilizing. Be sure to go through and become familiar with each.
Paperslides will be used for different projects. The video below provides an explanation for how you will produce these and the Paperslides Poster in Dropbox provides the guidelines. Each group's video will be posted on the website and evaluated by viewers (not necessarily just from your class).
are used to create documents and spreadsheets that are shared and jointly written. You will be using these for various assignments and projects. Here's a link to the YouTube video tutorials for Google docs; here's a YouTube video tutorial for Zoho Docs.
Especially with GoogleDocs, sometimes the url's generated are a tad cumbersome. Take advantage of Tinyurl or bitly or moourl to shorten your url's when sharing them with others.
Welcome to the cloud. This service stores your files (and automatically syncs them with your computer if you want to set it up that way.) There's a shared folder with your course name and access is via your email. Once your account is set up, you can access shared folders, create folders to share, and upload files. One caution: remember to copy files from the folder rather than remove them because if you are syncing, everyone will lose the file.
Review this Wikispaces Blog about tips and tricks for wikis. Then go to the Wiki Projects tab to get specifics for your course.
Share current events with others in an on-line newspaper. The Blogs page has the how-to video.