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  1. Integrate Assignments with calendar

    It would be very useful for communication with parents to get a link of the dates assignments that they can add in their Phone Calendar (or Outlook calendar,...). Students also love to be able to see that on their phone home screen. No excuses...! ;)

    When an assignment is created in a class, it only shows up in the assignment tab within that class. In Classroom when an assignment was created it also showed in the students’ calendars. This would be a great addition especially if students are in multiple classes they’ll be able to see all their assignments in…

    3,747 votes
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    197 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello everyone, a quick update on our work to integrate Teams Assignments with the Microsoft Calendar - its coming! We’ll provide an update shortly with dates. We know this has been a top request for some time and there is a team working on bringing this to Teams for EDU as soon as we can.

  2. notify me (the teacher) when a student turns in an assignment

    As a teacher of 7 different classes, I have to go into each assignment individually to see when students turn in assignments. This is very time-consuming! Please allow me to set up a notification when a student turns in an assignment.

    2,367 votes
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    168 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thanks for all of the feedback on this one. We are reviewing how we can improve notifications around Assignments in Teams. Please keep the feedback coming!

  3. 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.

    1,136 votes
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    90 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    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.

  4. Group Assignments

    Sometimes I like to have my students turn in their assignment as a group, so I only read and grade one paper from a group of 3 or 4 students. It would be great if Teams Assignments could support that. So that either the students or the teacher (or best them both) can choose who this assignment is for/from.

    Hope it makes sense?

    843 votes
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  5. I would love for the assignment tab to show up in each channel created. I create a new channel to match each unit of study. I

    I would love for the assignment tab to show up in each channel created. I create a new channel to match each unit of study. I use each channel as a module.

    662 votes
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    88 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thank you everyone for the additional feedback on this feature request! We’ve read all your comments and are currently investigating what we can do to help.

  6. Improve teacher feedback on assignments: zoom, rotate, write on image/pdf, upload file...

    It would be very useful, for a teacher, to have the following features when working with assignments - in addition to the already present "feedback" option:


    1. zoom and rotate also images, not only .pdf;

    2. write or draw (make annotations) on images and .pdf files;

    3. upload a file (image, pdf, office doc,...) together with the feedback - for instance, I could write something in the feedback and then upload a file with the complete solution of a given excercise.

    These features could save a teacher a lot of time and, at the same time, make the feedbacks much more effective for…

    652 votes
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  7. Incorporate "Take a Test" app into Teams

    Add the functionality of "Take a Test" app into Teams by using Office 365 account. You can use Office 365 login to create a profile on the machine that only allows single application to run. The teacher could then assign a test to a class and would allow for student monitoring by the teacher thru the Office 365 connection.

    612 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thanks everyone for your feedback on this. As more educators look for ways to create secure assessments (especially remotely) this is one of the options we are investigating.

  8. Allow Assignments for more than 200 people

    We want to use a Team for our whole school to submit responses to different optional challenge activities. We have over 1000 students in our middle school, and have created a team with all the students loaded. However, when we try to create Assignments in this team, we see a message that Assignment functionality is not available in Teams with more than 200 members. This means we can't use Teams for this purpose (gathering artifacts of various kinds from students across our school).

    560 votes
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  9. Inking in Assignments

    Comments alongside an assignment are often inadequate and direct annotation on the document with inking would be preferable. At present it is only possible to ink on an assignment if clicking through several buttons and completing dual authentication to download file to desktop. Inking should be present on screen instantly within Teams with no need to select edit or download to desktop to edit. Inking is available in OneNote it should be available in all online apps!

    557 votes
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  10. Audio Feedback in Assignments

    Ability to both dictate and give feedback via an audio file in MS Teams on assignments.

    541 votes
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  11. Returned assignments should show up as "Graded" or as "Needs Revised."

    When I return an assignment to a student for any reason, it just says "Returned." There should be an easy way for the student to see if the assignment has been "Graded" or if it "Needs Revised" so that the student knows there is more they need to do.

    491 votes
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  12. Parent view

    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.

    475 votes
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  13. Upload Assignment Files Larger Than 50Mb

    Our Music Tech class wants to use Assignments but we can't upload our videos as they all much larger than 50Mb. Most of our videos are at least 500Mb. Would it be possible to increase the maximum file size? Thanks :)

    450 votes
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    43 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thanks everyone for your feedback. We are planning to increase the limit for uploaded files in Assignments! I will be sure to update you all as this feature progresses.

  14. Using the Pen feature in assessing assignments in Teams assignment review.

    Great job guys.

    I am currently marking an Economics essay in Teams Assignment Review, but I realized that I am not able to annotate students work with my Pen. Neither I am allowed to type text on the assignment. The only feedback that can be given is the feedback box on the right. Writing on students' work at the exact area that the feedback is relevant to is extremely important for us teachers, as students will be able to get clear feedback for improvement next time.

    378 votes
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  15. Download all assignments button

    Almost all schools require the ability to download assignments and upload them to district-systems, print a batch of assignments, provide them to external audits etc.

    The functionality is already there (navigate to the correct document library and then click 'download').

    Simply add the UI option for a teacher to do this without knowledge of SharePoint libraries.

    Surely this wouldn't require too much engineering to make it happen?

    374 votes
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  16. Add editable PDF to assignment

    Add the possibility to add a editable PDF as ressource of a assignment AND o be able to edit a PDF file (editable pdf form) Now only MS documents such as Word, Excel etc. are editable by students. Editable PDF forms can't be changed by students. Words

    365 votes
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  17. Alert students of feedback when assignment is graded.

    Students need an alert telling them, or a direct link to graded assignments so they are prompted to read feedback given by a teacher. As it stands. Teachers can put feedback but students have no prompt to read that information or even know that an assignment has been graded.

    306 votes
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  18. Live Parent Access to Assignment Details

    The parent digest isn't enough for most of our parents, they want to be able to see the data on any day of the week.

    The ability to log in (or have an app) and only see homework activities set every day (the ability, ie a tick box, to identify homework vs classwork activities would be ideal) to keep track of assignments is needed.

    At the moment we have to use another app for this which doubles up on admin and means we are writing in one tool that the work is in Teams.

    299 votes
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  19. Late Assignment Submission Notification

    Hello,

    Thanks for allowing resubmission. As a teacher I would like to be notified when a student submits an assignment after a scheduled deadline. This would help with knowing when students resubmit assignments after deadlines and when students have submitted work late.

    282 votes
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  20. View all assignments under assignments tab

    Under the assignment tab there should be a place where I can see all my assignments, and be able to filter between completed ones and outstanding assignments. The assignments should also be in chronological order. This would be very helpful, thanks.

    253 votes
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