Whether it’s the beginning of a new school year or mid-winter semester, we know it’s important for you to have the right tools to help prepare, teach, and assess your students more efficiently. With customizable features and options, Microsoft Teams for Education helps you simplify your class workflow and create a quality learning environment for students as well as educators.
Explore four new Assignments features in Microsoft Teams for Education designed to help you make the most of your valuable instruction and assessment time.
1. Duplicate or share assignments in a snap with new quick actions
With the latest updates to quick actions in the Assignment list, you can click on an assignment and choose from these options: Edit, Copy Link, Duplicate, Mark as Inactive, or Delete. With Duplicate, you can copy the assignment to another class. With Copy Link, you can get a direct link to the assignment and share it over chat, email, or any other platform you use to communicate with your students.
With quick actions in the Assignment list in Teams, you can choose these options for assignments: Edit, Copy Link, Duplicate, Mark as Inactive, or Delete.
2. Set individual assignment due dates for multiple classes
If you have multiple classes to publish an assignment to, you can now set individual schedule, due, and close dates for each class with new multi-publish support. With new multi-class assignment options, you can quickly make one or more changes and publish to all your classes in one action, saving you time and streamlining the management of your assignment timelines.
3. Configure quiz time limits directly in Assignments
Timed Quiz is a popular feature in Microsoft Forms, enabling you to set the amount of time students have for a quiz. Now, you can configure and change the time for each quiz directly inside of Assignments settings in Teams. This new capability allows you to make any quiz a Timed Quiz without having to go into Forms to change the settings.
Configure and change the time for each quiz directly inside of Assignments settings in Teams.
4. Customize your grading with new Grade settings
In Assignments and Grades, the Grade settings now support multiple grading schemes. Use this feature to map to your grading schemes for grading inside Teams. Once configured, you can either use points or a new scheme of your choice in your grading and reporting. The system is flexible to support a variety of needs—you can even use emojis for your grading!
In Assignments and Grades, use the Grade settings to customize your grading schemes for grading inside Teams.
With the latest updates from Microsoft Teams for Education, you’ll find simplified ways to help streamline, manage, and customize your class workflow. Discover all the newest updates to Microsoft Teams in What’s New in Teams for Education | August 2023.
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