Integrate Assignments with calendar
It would be very useful for communication with parents to get a link of the dates assignments that they can add in their Phone Calendar (or Outlook calendar,...). Students also love to be able to see that on their phone home screen. No excuses...! ;)
When an assignment is created in a class, it only shows up in the assignment tab within that class. In Classroom when an assignment was created it also showed in the students’ calendars. This would be a great addition especially if students are in multiple classes they’ll be able to see all their assignments in their calendar.
Just rolled out, the ability to add your new Assignments to the Calendar, based on the due date and due time.
If you want to update the default for new assignments, you can update this in a new Assignment Setting.
For more information see the What’s new in EDU blog here
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Thank you for the update.
At our school, we need to be able to add assignments to a group calendar for each class on Teams. The group calendar should be accessible by all teachers with full permissions (write and read) and by students of the respective class with read-only permission. The group calendar should be shareable (read-only) with parents (i.e. guests), too.
Brilliant! Our teachers have been waiting for this feature for years.
Just one suggestion... Can you add an option for the calendar entry to go to "just students" please? As a teacher I don't need to see assignments in my calendar but the students (and parents) definitely do need to see them and be reminded.
Is this going to back capture currently assigned assignments, ie, is it only for new assignments?
Holy.... I mean, seriously? https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=66562 check out the roadmap. They planned a rollout back in Oct. 2020. They moved it to the next month again and again... It said Feb. 2021 last time I checked, now it's Mar. and it says rolling out in May. At the same time, take a look at what they're actually rolling out: small UI updates and productivity irrelative modifications. ***Please re-post this comment to raise awareness of this integration. Your effort makes this work.
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Amy Brewer commented
Please also integrate assignments with To Do so that each assignment creates a new task with subtasks, due dates, reminders, etc. Managing remote learning for two kids (kindergarten and 3rd) while also working remotely leaves lots of room for parent oversight. This option would make tracking our kids' assignments so much easier and would enable us to set reminder notifications.
On a side note: I'm surprised this hasn't been completed and rolled out yet, since it's been in the "Working On It" phase since May 2020. Granted, I don't know how long these things take to develop. I'm not feeling confident that we'll see it rolled out before the school year ends. :-(
Randolph F. Handel commented
FYI to everyone waiting for this, I just noticed in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap that this has been moved to May 2021 from February, which had been January and before that October along with all of the updates and promises here. I am starting to feel like Charlie Brown with Lucy and the football.
WhEn will this be ready
I need this update pls update teams
Still nothing. Conclusion: Education is, in fact, not a priority for MS. Prove me wrong.
Or even better, with Microsoft To Do
The last admin update to this post was on November 12 2020. Do we have an update as to when this integration will come into play? At present, assignments is too standalone and Teams are too independently run and cumbersome for a student to move between one by one and check all their assignments. I look forward to hearing back from you. Schools are thinking about what systems to have in place for their next academic year (with yearly subscriptions) and without this as a viable option, it will cause many to look elsewhere.
MS Teams Assignments not showing Western Calendar on posts when make Teams App settings as Arabic language this happen when create new assignment .. is showing Arabic calendar on post.. I hope this feature available on next update
Are assignments going to be linked to the new "Channel Calendar" feature app?
Feher Tamas commented
Hey, this would lift a tremendous weight from my everyday life
I sometimes miss assignments which have their deadline in 2 or more weeks, I just forget about it.
are u from IDEA
Yes, this sounds good.
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David - teacher at Bradford Grammar School.
Tamjidul Abedin commented
This would be an absolute game changer. We are currently getting our students to install Outlook, Office and Teams apps on their home devices as a whole school push. To be able to set 'assignments' where the deadline syncs with their calendar would be the dream ... I am sure they will do this, its a no brainer