Managing main + group discussions

Community Novice


I'm sure this must have been discussed before, but I'm having no luck turning anything up. Here's the situation.

We want to divide students into groups to work through a legal problem. They are responsible for editing a document, discussing it and creating a final draft in their groups.

  • Group A (10 pts)
  • Group B (10 pts)
  • Group C (10 pts)

We then want them to report back and provide their document as part of a "main" discussion:

  • Assignment 3.1 Discussion (20 pts)

However, this seems very awkward. We basically have to create two separate assignments for them.

Do you have any suggestions on how to better manage this?

Many thanks and sorry for the newbie question.

Ben Chapman