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Microsoft Teams Assignments for Better Education

September 25, 2019, MOQdigital Marketing

Education

MOQDIGITAL September (new size) (8)Microsoft Assignment Teams can be used for better educational outcomes in schools around the world. Built on the feedback from a community of worldwide educators, Microsoft has delivered new updates to teams that are driven by teachers and designed to provide better learning experiences at every level.

Teams for Success

More and more schools are turning to digital technologies to boost student success. The new updates implemented into Teams helps facilitate this by delivering faster, more streamlined designs that help educators get more done, and encourages students to collaborate, create, and communicate with their peers, leaders, and teachers.
The assignments tab of Microsoft Teams now shows a clear view of what is coming next – a “to do” list that helps teachers know what they need to review and grade, and gives students insight into approaching due dates. The overall impact helps classrooms plan better and do better; and is an example of how technology can be used to facilitate, rather than inhibit learning.

Teams for Planning

The Teams service is also a way for schools to streamline their administration and assignment delivery by refreshing the assignment creation experience. A new single-column layout means that details can be grouped more intuitively, and provides more space for document editing and grading. Teachers can even grade as they go, and review student work with better sorting, submissions, and status.

They can also create better lesson plans by adding resources to assignments, rather than having to move content between their teams. They are also better able to see what student see, and can preview how assignments appear to the class – and not just from an administration end. For students who need a bit of extra care and guidance, Immersive Reader provides proven techniques to improve reading regardless of age and ability – meaning that everyone can access assignments and resources.
Close dates are also more fine-tined, with greater control added to scheduling. Submissions can be disallowed after close dates, providing classes with improved flexibility when it comes to accepting late or revised work.

Teams to Inspire

A refreshing update for Microsoft Teams Assignments considers ongoing inspiration. Assignment creation is more straightforward, thanks to the ability to create or sent links directly to a class from education apps and learning resources. Some of Microsoft’s favourite education apps have already been integrated with teams, including Kahoot, Flipgrid, Buncee, Wakelet, Pear Deck, Flat.io, SoundTrap, Kano, and much more. And, the innovation doesn’t stop there – Microsoft MakeCode is now in Teams – bringing computer science to students with fun projects and immediate results.

Teams in your School

Microsoft Teams for Better Education is just one example of how Digital Transformation can make learning better, brighter, and more productive in a modern market. Technology doesn’t have to complicate learning experiences, and instead should be used to facilitate meaningful student success.
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