Add ability for Parents/Gaurdians to view assignments, etc.
Can we get a parents' app to see when their child's teacher creates an assignment next please?
We’re excited to announce that the Weekly guardian email digest is now available!
With this feature enabled, Teams will automatically send parents/guardians a weekly email summary of past and upcoming assignments.
How to get started:
1. Setup Parent and Guardian Sync on Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) and bulk add all your guardian emails: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/schooldatasync/parent-contact-sync
2. Then O365 Admins can enable the ‘Weekly guardian email digest’ setting inside the new Assignments settings in the Teams Admin Center. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/expand-teams-across-your-org/assignments-in-teams
We can’t wait to hear your feedback.
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Tommy Johansson commented
We want this function asap.
Tino P commented
I am waiting for updates. I told my fellow teachers than within a few weeks parents would receive mails on teams assignments, and they are eagerly asking me about this update.
Is there an update on this? Many thanks.
Juan Pablo Gil Galindo commented
integrate/ eliminate and add yammer capabilities like post for mailshots with/for external users like parents. You could have that each team have channels that each one(every channel) could have chat, post, conversation tread, etc.
An updates on this, we were hoping this feature would be available mid-term so we can start onboarding parents/observers before the end of the fall semester.
Any updates, we are eagerly waiting for these updates.
Any information about when this feature will be available?
It's been almost a month bro
Any updates, Warren?
I´m really looking forward to this. It would be a great improvement.
As mentioned in another comment: I am using Teams on my job, as a volentary board member and to access information at my kids school. The Teams app only stores one set of credentials, making it extremely hard to like from a users perspective. Using Teams via webbrowser on a coporate computer is also tricky. Single sign-on directs you to your organizations Team and you'll need to use other browsers and/or private browsing tabs, to access information in other teams. This is really not good enough.
A McPherson commented
A McPherson commented
TeacherDashboard365 will be releasing an app soon that does this. Which is great. Could Microsoft, just buy them out perhaps and release the app for free?
Aaron Sweet commented
We need this ASAP!
Adam Weir commented
Strongy agree with this suggestion, but would add that third party moderation is required in the New Zealand school system so some ability for the Owner to send a link to an external email address would be a massive help.
It would be beneficial for the moderator to be able to leave summative feedback comments too. Perhaps this could be built into the Assignments function.
This might not be the greatest idea. having parents keeping an eye on their child at ALL times is very stressful. a lot of high school teens deal with depression and just having all this stress piled up on them is worse . I'm not saying students should stop doing work just because they are merely stressed , every student must try their best in succeeding . I suggest letting students have their own space where they feel comfortable doing work .
I just came to make this very same suggestion and saw someone else had already suggested it and i will be voting this up. My suggestion was similar to the original post but with a little difference..... All pupil accounts should come with an account holder - the pupil, and another user who is attached to that username - the parent. They cannot interact in the same way that the pupil can but that can enter and view everything that the pupil can see, for example their onenotebook, drives, chat screens etc
Janine Le Cras commented
this would be very useful
There are other products out there such as Showbie, or Show my homework that do this, but why have a separate product when Teams does everything else
pierre FONTENEAU commented
add an on/off button maybe...
Good idea - please give us that ability.