I soon found that there are three main user flows to consider when implementing this feature: the student needing help, the high achiever student and the teacher.
How to start the conversation?
How to encourage helping others?
How to keep focused on assignment?
Student Needing Help
Lower grade prompts student to Team-up with a classmate
Student has option to choose a different classmate
High Achiever Student
Can opt out of helping other students
Can receive extra credit as an incentive
Includes opt-in for students as they join class
Creates the key learning points for each assignment to kickstart the conversation and help it stay focused
Can view all team-up conversations the same as class comments
After hearing feedback from fellow students, designers, teachers and the user himself, I decided to make revisions for the IA. These would become useful when thinking about future updates and it gave a better view of everyones involvement while using the app.