Turn in assignments on behalf of in Teams for EDU.
Teachers need a way to turn in an assignment on behalf of students who for some reason aren't able to turn it in themselves, or at least change the status to delivered.
Thank you for all of the feedback around this feature! We are reviewing what the best path forward is for this.
Just so everyone knows in the meantime, teachers can absolutely review any student attached or distributed work in Assignments even if students have not clicked the ‘Turn in’ button. Some of the comments also mention that the work might not be done digitally and submitted a different way, students can also Turn in the assignment without attaching any files/resources or can use the Teams mobile app to take a photo of their paper-based work to submit digitally.
Finally, when you return the assignment as a teacher (even without the student turning in) the feedback loop is also closed. Hope this helps.
W Scott commented
WORKAROUND: How a Teacher can attach work for a student in a Teams assignment.
Dependency: For these steps to work, whatever you have to submit for the student must be something you can copy and paste into a Word document.
Notes: This is time-consuming and tedious. You can decide for yourself if the result is worth the effort. I wanted to maintain an archive of my students’ work in a central place, in Teams. Some students submitted the assignment correctly through Teams and others emailed me their assignments as attachments. I found this workaround is a messy alternative to what I would have expected to be a standard feature.
This is a basic function IMHO
Karin KB commented
Being able to upload an assignment for a student to teams would be a great addition. So many are not able to upload. Also as somebody below said, it would be good if students could not see the comments I make whilst marking and only see them once I decide to return the work to them. I am currently marking work on teams, making comments on the uploaded assignments and am receiving emails from several students asking questions in regards to my comments before I have the marking finalised.
It would be a great addition to teams, please come up with a solution! Thank you.
Sebastian Oort commented
I'd love this and also have students hand in 'group work', have them select their team-mates and hand in the work. Grading can be done on a group basis, or individually to modify the score for the one student that didn't do enough, or the one exemplary student who really did a ton.
Has anyone figured out a way to do this even though they haven't changed it?
Kristen T commented
Why is this still under review? It seems like a very straightforward solution. Please allow teachers to upload for students who are unable to access the work online and have submitted hard copies or emails!
Bjørn André Haugland commented
Speaking on behalf of all teachers in Norway, where Teams' biggest LMS competitors offer it.
1. This would allow teachers to download students' assignments (another uservoice: please let us download all at once), review and give feedback to everyone's word documents time without students being able to access our comments before we choose to upload our corrected version to them.
2. This would allow us to upload students' assignments in those cases that students send to us in chat etc. It's better to have everything in one place, and students often forget.
Please please please allow this feature!! I want to be able to upload files to my students' assignments. So many reasons why this would be useful. Not least because Word just crashed while I was marking an assignment in the app. I have an autosaved copy, so would love to be able to replace this for the one the student uploaded!
I echo what others of said. We need to be able to submit work on behalf of the students for those who email to us. This would save so much time and stress, especially teaching so many students as all feedback can be directed from the same place. With their work on there for evidence!
Please add the ability to attach work to a student's assignment. I sometimes get students email me their work instead and would like to be able to attach it for them to their assignment so that all of my marking is in one place. I teach 400+ pupils and can't be searching for their work!
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Seen comment from Justin Chando - however we need to be able to upload work pupils can't upload themselves can we can feedback on it to pupils all in one place.
As below - I need a way to keep work in one place, and be able to feedback efficiently on students' work. Especially now exams have been cancelled for Y11 this year!
Not helpful. A teacher needs to be able to do this. You have been studying it since April? Frustrated.
This doesn't help. We know all this, what I need is a way to upload files that I have marked to their assignment, so I can keep all their work in one place. This should be SO easy Microsoft, allowing teachers to also upload another file (like another +add work button). Please get on with it and add this.
Ted Mackay commented
I teach a vocational program so many assignments are given via Teams but are observations and then checked off manually so there is nothing to turn in. Students also use Teams for chapter quizzes and case studies. Being able to track all assignments in Teams would be brilliant.
Manuel Schmalstieg commented
I fully agree with this request! It would be great also for the teacher to be able to edit the URL link that a student submitted.
We definitely need a way for teachers to show work as 'turned in' so that children without laptops etc can view assignments on their phones and then hand work in on paper. This is especially important if linked to 'parent view' so that students do not penalized for not having the resources to purchase laptops etc
A frequent ask by teachers! I appreciate the suggestions above but so much more complete and easier managed if the teacher can submit 'on behalf of' as is possible in other platforms.
Paul Zambon commented
Agreed, the ability for a teacher to add a students work into an assignment on their behalf if vital particularly when teaching the younger KS3 and below (uk designmations) age groups.
Often they work at home and manage to end up downloading the files from an assignment onto their local computers and are not adepts at uploading them back into the relevant assignment. As a result they either (a) email the work to the teacher or (b) send the file via teams.
Not being able to sort this creates and administrative nightmare for the teacher