Need to put assignments into pupil's Outlook calendar so that they can share a read only link with parents. This would enable parents to see all upcoming assignments for their child, i.e. a parent view of assignments.
Alternatively, give parents a code linked to their child's account that will allow them to see selective team content including all assignment details. Teachers should be able to select whether parents can see everything, particular channels, or just assignments.
The chat function is great in Teams, but my department of education does not allow for direct messaging of students due to concerns around direct messaging a student without parent supervision. I agree with this. However, we're using Edmodo (which allows parents to be added in conjunction with the student) so all messages sent to a student has review by the parent. Can we include this feature for whole school application and even district use?
Rich Belson commented
We have developed a parent app that provides a parents visibility to Teams tasks in real time. Let me know if it's of interest and I can share more details. email@example.com
Mr Byrne commented
This is the single biggest barrier to making 365 our sole way of working. Assignments is so well put together it seems a shame not to be able to maximise it. To keep parents engaged in support with home learning we don't seem to have an effective, user friendly option in Teams. Need an app linked to students accounts that parents xan check in real time. Ideally showing Assignments issued, progress with submissions and access to files in channels. Ideally would not share content of posts/chat. Come on Microsoft best Google on this!
This is the only thing stopping my school completely moving over to Teams with reagrd to home learning.
Aaron Jelley commented
Very impressed with Teams so far but a parent view application is a key feature that is missing.
Lee Walters commented
There is an admin feature to enable parents to be notified of assignments set for their children - this is highly dependent on all staff doing this as part of a whole school initiative I think for it to work.
c wells commented
Google classrooms appears to be able to do this - they are ahead here
Adorb B commented
This is similar to that idea: https://edu.uservoice.com/forums/602512-school-data-sync/suggestions/41596324-native-sds-app-in-microsoft-teams
I think it is important to have a direct way or link for parents to see student assignments but not to be able to edit or add to the assignment. Please make it happen to help teachers teach the way we could for in-person classrooms.
Lucia Sanchez commented
There is a 2020 Hackathon project (It takes a village) which had some suggestions in this area
Hi there! I agree that giving parents access their children’s school Microsoft teams is very important.
Yes... and not just viewing assignments. Specifying access to a particular "class news" or "homework" channel would be incredibly valuable.
Needed if it is going to replace systems like Show My Homework.
Having used Teams during lockdown, this is one of the game changing developments that would make Teams a fantastic system for schools. It is vital of importance that there is an easy to view assignment / homework front end that can be easily used by both parents and students.
Additionally, further development in terms of sharepoint, to make the sharing of resources more seamless would be the icing on the cake.
I agree with that.
I know there is already a weekly email digest, but this is not enough.
I would like to be able to check at anytime when needed: assignments status? has my child join the call? I don't want to have access to everything (agree children need some privacy), but just a few things to know if I need to get more involved.
Of course the current situation is very special, but that would help us with juggling between working at home and checking that kids are all set-up properly (especially as the new year starts)
Even like a simple green/red light. Green everything is fine, no need to get involved. Red, be careful your child is not doing it right...
This already exists, ask your IT dept to set it up: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053-schools-and-universities/suggestions/19732312-add-ability-for-parents-gaurdians-to-view-assignme
This is a very good idea and exactly what we need here.
We have used other platforms for setting homework for students which also had a parent view\ notifications for parents to notify and allow them to see any assignments set for students
It will be important for parents to have an access code so that they can help our middle school students and so they know what is going on in our classrooms. We are trying to streamline where our families go to access information, and without this ability, we are not able to do so.
Team player commented
Students, PARENTS, and teachers have to be able to work together!!!