Appy Monday – Trello

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What is Trello?

Trello is a free project management tool where you can create boards and cards to help organise your projects. It is free to use and you can access it either using the Mobile App or via a web browser.

What can it do?

  • Share project board with other people
  • Allocate people to cards
  • Add checklists, labels and due dates to cards to keep track of tasks
  • Receive notifications detailing any changes to the board or cards you are added to (this can be emailed to you)
  • Add resources to cards such as links to documents, websites and presentation slides

Download it now

You can access it on the web or via the mobile app on iPad, Android or Kindle Fire

How could it be used for learning, teaching and assessment?

  • For helping students to manage group projects
  • As an assignment planning tool
  • As a tool to manage research tasks
  • Managing programme validation and design tasks
  • Work in partnership to co-design the curriculum

Short task:

  1. Sign up for a Trello account
  2. Create a new board called ‘To do’
  3. Create a list for Today and add a card for each of the tasks you need to get done.
  4. Add comments to the cards as you carry out any actions against these tasks.
  5. Create a second list called using tomorrows date
  6. Move any cards to the list for tomorrow which you feel you will not have time to do today.

Important note

Before using any mobile application or online service please check the terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the implications of using the service. In particular, look out for items covering data security, ownership of content and public/private sharing options.

Further support

If you would like further support to get an idea of how you could use Trello within learning and teaching, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on or ext 1865.

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