Create Assignments In Teams

Teams is great for collaboration and makes it super easy to get students working together on something.

However, it is also great for creating work that students can complete individually.

Using the Assignments features in Teams is easy and is baked into any Classes Teams you’ve created. You can upload documents created in Word, Excel and PowerPoint (if you want students to add their own ideas) and you also add PDFs or Picture files (if you want students to have them as a reference.) The assignments features allows you to set due dates and schedule to assign later (for those of you who have already planned out your entire year.)

Points can be given and rubrics can be attached. The review tool makes it easy to give feedback and get the assignments returned to students.

You can also create assignments from Microsoft Forms and have them automatically graded.

Read below to learn about getting going with the Assignments feature.


Create an assignment in Microsoft Teams

Create assignments for your students in Microsoft Teams. Manage due dates, instructions, adding resources to turn in, and more.

  1. Navigate to the General channel under the desired classroom, and then select Assignments.Select the Assignments tab in the General channel.
  2. Select the Create button and select New Assignment from the dropdown menu.Select the New Assignment button.
  3. Enter a title for this assignment—this is required. Your title will appear on the assignment card in the weekly assignment view.
  4. Provide more information for the assignment. The following steps are optional:Add assignment details
    • Choose multiple classes or individual students in one class to assign to.
    • Add additional instructions
    • Attach resources to the assignment by selecting +Add resources.During this step, add a document from your personal OneDrive, computer, or create a blank Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document to hand out to your students. Leave the default as Students edit their own copy to distribute an identical document to each student to edit and turn in. Choose Students can’t edit if you’d like to attach a document for reference only, such as a PDF or link.Note: If you’re assigning a Class Notebook page, check to see what version of OneNote your students are using to ensure that their assignment pages will lock after the assignment due date passes.Add resources to an assignment.
    • Select a due date or time
    • Select late turn-in if you’ll allow students to turn in this assignment late.
    • Select the amount of points this assignment is worth, if any. You can use points on any number-based scale including whole numbers of 100 and set your own denominator. Examples: 88/100 or decimals 3.7/4.0.
  5. Select Assign. Your students will be notified of the new assignment. A card will also appear in the Conversation tab of the General channel with the due date and a link to the assignment’s details.
  6. Select Discard to discontinue work on this assignment or Save as draft to return to the assignment and edit it later.Note: Select the Expansion icon (diagonal, double sided arrow) to enter full-screen mode.

Learn more

Edit an assignment

Save an assignment as a draft

Review, return, and turn in assignments using the feedback loop

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