Category: Teams

Pin Files to Make Them Easier to Find

In Teams, files are super easy to create and collaborate on. However, sometimes it can be a little tricky to find them. Thanks to a new feature recently rolled out by Microsoft, helping team members find files just got easier. You can now pin any file to the top of the Files tab (or inside ...

Teams Adds a Gradebook View

You may have noticed an extra tab the last time you logged into Teams. If you’re like me you immediately clicked it and discovered that the tab gives you a gradebook style view of all the assignments and student grades on those assignments. It’s pretty sweet, and if you are less impulsive than me, you ...

Turnitin.com Originality Checker Now Available Within Teams

Woot! You can now have Teams check for plagiarism using Turnitin.com’s powerful originality checker. Read below to find out how. How To Use Turnitin’s Originality Checker In Teams Open teams and click into the Assignments tab. Enter all of your normal information (Title, instructions, etc.) and then scroll to the bottom of the card. There ...

You Can Now Add Files From Any of Your Teams In Teams Assignments

Making, distributing and collecting assignments in Teams is easy-peasy. However, it hasn’t been super easy to pull files you’ve created in a different team and pull them into an assignment. Prior to a new feature rolled out today, you had to go and create a copy of the file and move it to the team ...

Use One Sharepoint Library in Multiple Teams

So do you have a library of documents and files that you use regularly in your classes? Yes? Yeah, that’s what I thought. You’re a teacher…of course you have a library of documents and files that you use regularly in your classes. And of course you would like to easily bring that library into Teams. ...

Teacher Feature: Using Teams & Class Notebook

It’s the beginning of a new school year and that often means the start of a new classroom management strategy, trying a new technology tool, or putting a twist on a tried and true procedure. This year, Mrs. Caroline Dwyer-Sanik has taken the dive into Teams and Class Notebook for the first time and I had ...

Post a Conversation to Multiple Teams at Once

Do you have multiple sections of the same class? Yeah, I figured you probably did. Prior to last week, if you wanted to get the word out in Teams about a topic relevant to more than one Team, you had to do the hard labor (and let’s be honest it was really hard work) of ...

Private Channels Are Here

  Teams has been (and continues to be) a great tool for supporting easy, and seamless group work. However, let’s be honest, it has been kind of difficult when it comes to small group work in the classroom. Why? Because it used to be the case that anything and everything was accessible to the entirety ...

Digital Collaboration on Presentations

The Scenario Your students are working in small groups on a cooperative learning project. The end product requires each of them contribute to making a presentation that showcases their work. Each student in the group has a particular expertise and something to contribute to the final presentation. It makes the most sense for each student ...

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Teams vs. Class Notebook

So, what is the difference between Teams and Class Notebook? More and more we are hearing about Teams, but why should a classroom teacher consider making the switch? Both teams and Class Notebook serve their own purpose and a teacher might consider using both in their class or choosing one depending on how they see ...