In Microsoft Teams, How Do You Use Assignments?
During these exceptional circumstances, Microsoft Teams has become a popular tool for online teaching. Teams enables you to communicate with your students in a variety of ways, including video conferences, chats, files, and assignments. It helps to have a platform that is multi-functional since everyone — instructors, parents, students, and administrators – must acclimate to online learning.
When you first start using Teams, it may seem intimidating, but it is really pretty straightforward and easy to use. To make it appear less scary, we've split down and discussed some of Teams' most important features individually. Here's a brief rundown of everything you need to know about Assignments in Microsoft Teams.
Putting Together an Assignment
Before you start generating tasks in Microsoft Teams, make sure you have two things in mind:
You're using a Microsoft EDU account to log in.
The sort of team you've formed is a Class Team.
If both of those items are checked, the Assignments tab will appear on the side ribbon and on the top ribbon under the General channel.
To begin creating your task, go to the Assignments tab in your General Channel's top ribbon. To begin working on your first assignment, click Create and Assignment.
When generating assignments, you have two more alternatives to consider. The first is how to use Microsoft Forms to create a quiz, and the second is how to use Microsoft Forms to gather assignments or create an assignment from a pre-existing assignment.
Resources, Title, and Description
Add a title and a description to your new assignment to help your students know what they need to complete. If you'd like to attach the instructions as a document, or if you have any other resources for the assignment, you may do so using the Add Resources option. You may attach files to Teams in a variety of methods, including via OneDrive, ClassNoteBook, a link, creating a new file, or uploading a document from your PC.
You may choose whether or not to enable students to modify a resource when you link it. They cannot edit by default; but, if you choose, just click on the three dots at the bottom of the resource and select, Students modify their own copy. Students will now get a new duplicate of this file when they update it, and it will be automatically connected to this assignment for simple turn-in.
Rubrics & Points
To make it easier to evaluate this task using Teams, offer a point value or a rubric. You may utilise an existing rubric, upload one, or create a new one, just like you do with Assignments.
The process of creating a new Rubric is very customizable, allowing you to include all of the information your students will need to complete the assignment. Simply give it a title and, if desired, a description, before filling in the rubric. Simply click the plus button at the end of the columns, or after the bottom row, if you want extra categories. Additionally, you may allocate points to each rubric category.
Students should be assigned.
After you've finished making an assignment, you'll need to assign it to your students. You may give it to all of them, or you can give it to a specific student(s) for more personalized work. Simply click Assign to All, or scroll down the list and choose the students to whom you want to assign this.
Set a deadline and a closing date.
When it comes to when the task is due, there are two distinct types of dates in Teams.
Due Date: This is the date by which the assignment is due; however, students may submit the work late if the due date has past.
The assignment will conclude on this date, and no further contributions will be accepted.
Click Edit under the Due Date box to set both of these, as well as to schedule this assignment for the future if desired. Set a Close Date by checking the box on the side and entering the date.
When you've finished all of your setup, go back to the top of the page and click assign or save for later if you still need to work on it.
How Do Students Hand in Their Assignments?
Students will be notified after you've assigned an assignment. They may access the assignment using the General Channel or the Assignment tabs.
The student's perspective on the work is pretty similar to that of the instructor. They'll see the Due Date and Closing Date, as well as the instructions, any files you've included, and, if applicable, a rubric.
If you've linked a document for them to work on, students may start working on their assignment right immediately in Teams. To make their presentations more interactive, students in my example would use PowerPoint on their PC in conjunction with ClassPoint. Their modifications will be stored automatically as they work.
They just need to hit Turn In once they've finished their job. When the turn-in is successful, an animation will show.
How to Grade Homework
You will be notified after the students have handed in their assignment. Then you'll be able to quickly review and evaluate their work. Click into an assignment to see how many students have handed in work that has to be evaluated, as well as how many you've already graded.
To grade an assignment, go to the Turned in status for a student who has finished their work. You may see their work here, as well as offer them criticism via a tab. If you have a rubric, it will appear in their menu and you will be able to allocate points to each category. You may offer comments for your pupils by scrolling down and letting them know what they did well and what they need to improve on.
You may return it to the student after the grading is finished. They may go through your suggestions, make adjustments, and resubmit it if required.
Click the arrows on the side of the student's name to effortlessly navigate between students for a continuous grading experience, or click the student's name for a drop-down selection of your other students.
Grade Data for Export
Exporting data is really simple with Teams, particularly for assignments. In addition to exporting all assignments and student grades data, you may export data for specific assignments. The Grades pivot on the top toolbar may be used for this. On this page, you'll see a comprehensive list of your students as well as any task you've issued throughout the year.