Microsoft Teams How to's

Today’s post is going to be all about how to use Microsoft Teams to teach classes online. Most school divisions are either using Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams to drive online learning.  There are a number of options for sending data to and from parents and students but it is important that you use whatever your school division has setup for you.  We have Teams as I said, it comes with all kinds of safety and security features that allow us to manage that environment.  If teachers in my division decide to go to Google, setup accounts for students and use Google Classroom none of those protections are in place and you are putting the students’ online safety and privacy at risk.

Teams is not video conferencing.  Video conferencing is just one of the pieces.  It is the Class Notebook piece where you can store all your content, each student has their own folder where you place assignments, reading material for them and they can complete the assignments right there.  You can mark things right there.

If you are using Seesaw to communicate with students you can use the video piece using parents email addresses to setup the meeting.

Using Class Notebook inside Microsoft Teams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg7AGJISFT0 awesome video with an Australian accent 😊

Personalize Student Learning with Microsoft Teams demo - https://discover.microsoft.com/digital-education-demo/#/personalize-learning

Microsoft Class quick start guide - https://edudownloads.azureedge.net/msdownloads/MicrosoftTeamsforEducation_QuickGuide_EN-US.pdf

Create a Class Team - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/create-a-class-team-in-microsoft-teams-preview-fae422eb-58b7-4431-9ff2-a4b9b6ae7c5b?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#ID0EADAAA=Create_a_team_from_scratch

Schedule a meeting in Teams - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/schedule-a-meeting-in-teams-943507a9-8583-4c58-b5d2-8ec8265e04e5

Chat and Share files in Teams - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/chat-and-share-files-in-teams-d7978db0-33b5-4ad3-93ac-ef0bd3c2a670

Distribute a page in the class notebook, this moves it from your content library or teacher only section into the student folders where they can now edit it and complete the assignment.  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/distribute-pages-and-sections-to-class-notebooks-96b256dc-8bac-4443-9e9c-4e408c8ada68

New features you might want to look at, including Flidgrid integration with your Class Team - https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2018/08/back-to-school-microsoft-teams-new-features/   You can also add Peardeck if that is something you use.

Download a whole computer science curriculum – Note it will download a notebook curriculum and store it in your OneDrive – from there you can move it to you class notebook for your class to use.  https://www.onenote.com/edunotebooks/makeitmine?tn=minecrafteecomputersciencecontent

Transform Learning with Microsoft Teams – 1 hr course beginner – sign in with your school division account - https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/course/9c9f5c11/overview

Crafting a Collaborative learning Environment with Class Teams – 1 hr course – sign in with your school division account - https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/course/b1e15cfc/overview

Webinar working with Elizabeth School – only view-able if you are a Sun West School Division employee, sorry - https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/842c0bb4-2dc9-436a-8ca6-1239928b3fbf

Webinar with Sun West School Division staff – using Microsoft Teams - only view-able if you are a Sun West School Division employee, sorry https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/2204762e-bb93-47f5-91a1-9983035f7eac

Adding files to your Microsoft Team – 5 mins only view-able if you are a Sun West School Division employee, sorry https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/ded61c97-2a34-4163-979c-0d797019faa8

Using Microsoft Teams as a Stream recording solution – 3 mins  only view-able if you are a Sun West School Division employee, sorry  https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/e51a5958-417a-4022-bca7-5ba47a16d66c

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