If it was up to me, every week would be Teacher Appreciation Week. However, this week is extra special because we have some amazing updates to Microsoft Teams for Education to share with you!
The #MicrosoftEDU team has been traveling the world visiting classrooms and learning all the incredible ways educators and students are using Teams for Education. We’ve been amazed to see so many classes using Teams to make learning more collaborative and engaging for their students.
Building on the feedback and success our teachers and students have had, we’re excited to share 5 big improvements to assignments and grading inside Teams for Education. Let’s get into the good stuff!
Share assignments to individual students
Now teachers can post assignments to individuals, small groups, or the full class. Tailor assignments to each individual in your diverse classroom of learning styles and academic abilities.
Schedule to post assignments
Share learning activities with students at the exact time they need it. Now you can schedule to post your assignment in advance.
Provide continuous and personalized feedback
Teachers can now provide iterative, personalized, and actionable feedback while students are working on their assignments. Assignment submissions can now be resubmitted and continuously improved – even after the teacher leaves feedback.
Rich text editing for assignment instructions
We think teachers will love this one. Now you can bold, italicize, highlight, and make bulleted or numbered lists in your assignment instructions. This allows you to create even richer learning activities.
And finally, we wanted to create something lovable and fun to celebrate the hard work a student has done when they submit their work for feedback. Look for more delightful updates in the coming months as we work to add additional ways to support student engagement, passion, and voice!
From all of us at the Microsoft Education product team we’d like to thank teachers for the work you do every day to help your students achieve more. We hope these new features can help you save time, personalize learning for students, and maybe even make learning fun along the way.
Availability: Schedule to post and rich text editing will begin to roll out to Office 365 Education customers enrolled in our Teams for Education beta program today. These capabilities will move to worldwide availability in the coming weeks.