Last month, we announced several learning management system (LMS) integrations that make it easier for schools and universities to create a Microsoft Teams meeting from within their LMS. Since then, Haldor, Firefly, and Moodle have also made it possible for educators to create Teams meetings from within their UIs. With these integrations, more schools and universities are staying connected and continuing instruction, all while remote.
To make it possible for even more educators to facilitate distance learning, we worked closely with our app partners to build upon these integrations. That is why you can now access your Canvas LMS content and coming soon your Moodle courses from within Teams, giving you a single space for collaborative learning no matter your physical location.
In Teams, students are equipped with a range of communication tools that enable collaborative learning and group work. Educators can also connect with students for classes and office hours through Teams meetings and continue the discussion in their class team channel. When your LMS course materials are available in Teams, you can enrich your virtual classroom and more effectively engage students.
Here’s how schools and universities can access their Canvas and Moodle course materials in Teams:
GO1 app brings your Canvas course content into Teams
With the GO1 app, you can access your Canvas course materials directly in Teams. GO1 also supplements the learning content you already have in Canvas with the world’s largest library of online learning resources. Find the GO1 app in the Teams app store, then login with your Canvas account details. Don’t use Canvas? You can still create a GO1 account to access their library of learning resources. With this newly integrated app, you and your students can quickly access a host of learning resources all from within Teams.
As part of this launch, GO1’s Premium subscription, which comes with tens of thousands of learning resources, will be available for free to any organization using the GO1 Teams app through the end of June 2020.
You can find more information on the new GO1 Teams app here. In the meantime, if you have any feedback or questions, reach out to the GO1 team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an LMS or content provider and would like to work with GO1, reach out to email@example.com.
Skooler app brings your Moodle courses into Teams
The Moodle app for Teams by Skooler lets schools and universities easily manage their Moodle courses in a single application. With this app, each of your Moodle courses will have a class team, allowing you to easily create a virtual classroom, manage your courses, and stay connected to your students. Once your IT Admin has installed the app, find the Moodle app in the Teams app store and login with your Moodle account details. Now you can access your Moodle dashboard, activity feed, course pages, and course calendar directly within Teams.
With both Moodle courses and Canvas content accessible in Teams, we look forward to more schools and universities being able to better manage their virtual classrooms. Both integrations allow for more seamless course management, while enabling instruction to happen from anywhere. Bring meetings, chat, and real-time collaboration together with your course content in a safe, always-on learning environment.
To get started, sign up your school or university for Microsoft Teams today for free.