Using Teams in O365

  • Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place, letting teachers create vibrant learning environments. Build collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and connect with colleagues—all from a single experience.

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  • Microsoft Teams: Recent Changes

    There have long been concerns about students being able to have private chats/video calls with other students through Microsoft Teams. To address these, the district worked with Microsoft to disable all calling for students in Teams. They can still chat with each other. Their chats are all logged; feel free to remind them of this.

     

    Because calling is disabled for students, the workflow will be a little different when you need to work with a student one-on-one. We will have to use the Meeting feature instead. There is a video of this process here: https://youtu.be/O1rA9hfwjHI

     

    If regular calling is disabled for students in Microsoft Teams, you can still have a private meeting with them by following this process.
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    Basically, instead of going to Calls and starting a video or audio call, as I have shown you previously, you will instead need to go to Calendar and then click Meet Now. Then just search for the student to invite them to the meeting.

     

    Here is the workflow I would recommend if you are trying to work with an individual student (during your office hours, for example):

    1. Start in the chat. The student can initiate a chat with you. Part of your online classroom management should be that students reach out to you for help via chat first, and the expectation is that they will be detailed in their help request.
    2. You may be able to answer their question in the chat and they can get back to their work.
    3. If you need to talk to them (audio and/or video), click on your Calendar. Click Meet Now. Click Join to start the meeting. Type their name in and they will get a call. You have to initiate the meeting, because they do not have the permissions in Teams to do this.
    4. They will need to accept the call to join the meeting.

     

    It sounds a little more complicated than it is. You can practice this with your teammates – chat with each other, then one of you go over to calendar and do a Meet Now and invite the other. It’s very simple once you get the hang of it.

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  • Recent Changes to Teams

    Because calling is disabled for students, the workflow will be a little different when you need to work with a student one-on-one. We will have to use the Meeting feature instead.

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  • MS Teams for Educators

    Microsoft Teams is the digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. Promote equity and student voice with collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with staff - all from a single experience in Office 365 Education.

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  • Welcome to Microsoft Teams at LCS

    This is a video introduction to the MS Teams Platform. It includes a quick overview, how to access it from Classlink, and where tio find other helpful videos and directions.

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  • Microsoft Teams Essentials

    With Microsoft Teams on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, you can: Pull together a team. Use chat instead of email. Securely edit files at the same time. See likes, @mentions, and replies with just a single tap. Customize it by adding notes, web sites, and apps. Manage ClassNotebooks. Access OneNote. Create and grade assignments. Foster collaboration in classrooms.

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  • Teams Tip 1- How to find your way around Microsoft Teams

    This Teams Tip will provide educators a high level overview of the experience with Microsoft Teams for Education.

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  • Teams Tip 2: What are teams and channels?

    This Teams Tip will provide educators an explanation of the organizational structure of Microsoft Teams for Education, like teams and channels.

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  • Teams Tip 3: Foster classroom collaboration

    This Teams Tip will help educators learn how to interact with their students in Microsoft Teams for Education and provide best practices in fostering a collaborative classroom.

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Last Modified on April 9, 2020