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.
If it can be turned off by the user it is ok.
Amanda Rogers commented
This would make it much easier to stop using a 3rd party application to allow the parents to see what is going on. We are trying to use TEAMS to replace newsletters that get lost or go out of date too quickly. Right now the parents are having to use the student login and I would prefer if they had their own.
I agree. Parents would want to know where their kids are up to, and there would be no excuses for them.
Totally agree. This would help make Teams viable for replacing Teacher Webpage format that is leaving out district, if parents were able to access the same information I'm providing for my students. Basically, "One group to rule them all." :-)
Can the OneNote Class Notebook Teacher admin tool have the same features like adding access to parents to students specific notebooks.
Also the Notebook link does nothing.
This isn't enabled on all Class Notebooks. The teams/old classroom ones don't show it and it would be super useful
A great first step would be have the option of main teacher created pages be public facing. I am less worried about parents having access to student scores or final products at this point.
It was very exciting to be able to provide parents with links to their child's Notebook, thank you ! I had many pleased parents.
Please add the same Parent/Guardian link generator to Teams, ie a link which does not require an account in order to sign in.
Thank you :)
Jim Cooper commented
Absolutely! This would be a HUGE asset for parents with younger children - both with helping make sure their students are current on homework ... AND ... for picking up assignments when child is ill.
Norman Greenshields commented
Think this would be a really useful development to help improve communication with parents.
Great idea and will really help streamline teacher planning and reporting to parents. We are looking at third party homework Sharing apps but having it built in to Teams would be a fantastically useful addition
Like; completely agree with comments from Gary Neilson.
Would enable class teacher to ensure quality control over homework and keep parents informed.
Gary Neilson commented
I would like to add my backing to the request above, giving parents this option would certainly help towards one of the goals that schools and the Scottish education are very keen to promote parent engagement with there child's education
[Deleted User] commented
This would be a really useful feature I support if being added as a feature in Teams for Education
Would really like to see this
Gareth Surgey commented
This is vital if we are to engage the parents!
Would be a very valuable link!