Category: Teams

Teams: End of Year Checklist

The end of the year is fast approaching. As you begin to wind down the year, please take a few minutes to work through this checklist and prepare your teams to be archived. Please note that there is an extra step for class teams that you created (rather than the ones created for you.) Useful ...

Field Notes – Kristie Bennett and the Importance of Creating Informal Spaces for Planning and Learning

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Field Notes – Relearning How to Talk with Each Other with Stella Jones

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Field Notes – Digital Scavenger Hunts with Josh Berg and Eric Ensey

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Field Notes with Holly Stipe

We’re in the midst of some crazy times and we’re also in the midst of a radical shift in our teaching and learning. While this might seem like the time to keep our heads down and stay focused on taking the next right step, here at Bits & Pieces, we also recognize the importance of ...

Teams Hacks

When routine bites hard And ambitions are low And resentment rides high But emotions won’t grow And we’re changing our ways Taking different roads Love, love will tear us apart again Love, love will tear us apart again – From ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division   Teams is really great (I think) ...

Teams: Use Insights to Get Data on Student Engagement

  Microsoft Teams is great for interacting and engaging with students but it can be a little hard to know how much they are interacting and using Teams. Sure there are some obvious ways to check on how engaged your students are in Teams (cough, cough Assignments) but those are proxies at best. Fortunately, Microsoft ...

Meeting Options, I forgot to change it!

Has your meeting started with all your lovely kiddos and you realize you forgot to change the presentation options? Are students randomly muting one another or worse you? The quick fix to changing meeting options while in the meeting is here! First you will need to open the participants window from your Teams taskbar: Then ...

New Features in Teams

  More Video Feeds Microsoft has begun rolling out some new features for Microsoft Teams. As you can see above, one of those new features is that Teams will now support up to 9 video feeds! This is the first step in moving beyond the 2 X 2 grid that Teams was limited to previously. ...

Record Your Teams Meeting (without students)

You may be looking for screen recording options or ways to asynchronously record a lesson for your students. While we are discouraging recording meetings held with students in Teams, you can record your own “meeting” to post content directly in the team for students to access in their own time. Whether recording or hosting meetings ...