diagrams.net/draw.io is an open source technology stack for building diagramming applications, and the world’s most widely used browser-based end-user diagramming software.
With this technology it is possible to store your diagram files in different platforms (Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, GitHub/GitLab, in your browser, or on your device), integrate diagrams with other software (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom), and collaborate in real-time with shared cursors.
Group collaboration is structured on five principles of collaboration: positive interdependence, individual accountability, explicit instruction in social skills, promotive interaction, and group processing.
First, the group tasks need to be structured so that all group members feel dependent on each other in the completion of the task, thus promoting positive interdependence.
Second, for individual accountability, the teacher needs to assure that each group member feels responsible for his or her share of work, by providing opportunities for individual reports or evaluations.
Third, the students need explicit instruction in social skills that are necessary for collaboration.
Fourth, the tasks and seat arrangements should be designed to promote interaction among group members.
Fifth, time needs to be allocated to group processing, through which group members can evaluate their collaborative work to plan future actions.
Using these principles for cooperation leads to gains in learning processes and achievements of students.
Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)
Strenght: It’s easy to use in classroom and hybrid/hyflex environments and it helps with the creation of diagram in a very simple way; you do not need to create an account.
Weakness: It could be difficult to use without internet connection.
People opinion about the tool: https://www.capterra.it/reviews/166985/draw-io
Similar Tool: Miro; Concept Board; Creately; Figma.
Technical and operational requirements: PC or mobile.
License Tool: Open source.