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.
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!!!
Mick Flaherty commented
Microsoft and Google have both focussed on Teacher/Pupil interactions when all educators rely on parental engagement. We cannot exclude them from the education system. Come on Microsoft, get ahead of the competition.
School administrator here, over 1000 users. Our previous student assignment package had a parental view, since we've moved to Teams this functionality is missing. I'm told the functionality isn't in the powershell tools to map parents to even have the digest email working (since the withdrawal of SDS, used to work then....), really need this working, either the digest email or better still, a parental view of assignments.
It's one thing Microsoft pushing Teams to all schools, it's another thing when half the tools we need aren't there or are coming soon(ish)
I am a teacher at a school looking to adopt Teams as our shared learning space.
The lack of an easy way to share assignment details with parents is a major problem for us. Staff do not have the time to enter the information into two different systems. This is likely to lead to a reluctance by staff to make full use of Teams.
Parental engagement is key for our school. It would be great if parents could access their child's Teams/ OneNote so that they can see what their child is doing.