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  1. 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?

    426 votes
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    58 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  2. Assignment functions in Teams mobile app

    I'm planning on using teams for classes the year. The phone app seems to be very limited. Is there a way to view assignments through the mobile app?

    362 votes
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    66 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Individual Student Assignments Overview

    Both the student and the teacher need somewhere to view all the assignment that the student has submitted, together with grades and feedback. When grading, it is a crucial feature for the teacher to be able to get an overview on what the student has done, if assignments have been missed and how the assignments were graded.

    334 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great news, each of your class teams now has a Grades tab where you can view assignments at a glance as well as track how individual students in your class are progressing. Clicking on a student’s name in the Grades tab takes you to their individual progress.

    More info: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/track-student-progress-in-the-grades-tab-bc76ffde-bbf7-4db6-b443-735a07e32de0#ID0EACAAA=View_individual_student_progress

  4. Assignments list

    can we have a list of all the assignments under the assignments tab? the week to view means students have to keep clicking right to see whats been set.

    I don't want any excuses!

    320 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Cameron responded

    We are excited to announced our team has addressed these concerns and it should be available today

    List view in-class student https://support.office.com/article/a206bde9-8bb3-4e38-a745-0f9a6f9eb6ce
    List view in-class teacher https://support.office.com/article/9b20d2b4-a465-4136-9621-d09af2621c2d

    List view all-up teacher https://support.office.com/article/03f1456f-f354-4645-b186-ccd52102d0b4
    List view all-up student https://support.office.com/article/8b2a9b57-8c82-4c95-8f85-6fad2a57fccd

  5. Copy assignments to multiple classes

    There should be a way to copy an assignment from one team to another. If a teacher has more than one section of a particular class, they would have the same assignments for each class, so it would only make sense to create it once, then copy to all classes. If small changes needed to be made later, they can always go in and edit on an as needed basis.

    304 votes
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  6. Gradebook/markbook for classes

    There should be a gradebook which automatically records results from assignments. A Gradebook is needed to show ALL the students grades for ALL the assignments. Something with weighting and totaling of selected assignments.

    213 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Great news, the Grades tab is now available worldwide! Each of your class teams now has a Grades tab where you can view assignments at a glance as well as track how individual students in your class are progressing. Use the Grades tab to get an overview of your class, access data quickly, open, and return student work. Try it out today!

    More info: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/track-student-progress-in-the-grades-tab-bc76ffde-bbf7-4db6-b443-735a07e32de0

  7. TurnItIn Integration

    Please reach out to TurnItIn to develop an app that works with TurnItIn.

    The 'assignments' functionality is fine for primary schools. Secondary schools need better integration with TurnItIn.

    207 votes
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    35 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Turnitin is available in Microsoft Teams for built-in similarity checks on student assignments. This option streamlines the grading process, while reinforcing to students the importance of creating authentic work.

    Note: A Turnitin license is required in order to use the integration with Assignments in Teams. If you have a Turnitin subscription, IT Admins can sign up to enable the integration.

    More info: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-turnitin-with-microsoft-teams-24c753ca-d75c-41d7-a6c0-1976cfe30093

  8. Different assessment grade/points formats

    I have some course where assignments need to be recorded as Pass, Merit or Distinction (or fail!). It would be really helpful if we could customise the "grade" given to students as this isn't always a percentage or numerical score.

    156 votes
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  9. resubmit an assignment after scores have been posted

    Right now, it seems like students can only see feedback on an assignment if the scores have been posted. But once the scores are posted students are not allowed to redo that assignment and resubmit the work based off of the teacher's feedback.

    153 votes
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  10. Assignments sent to multiple classes at once

    In Classroom you could create an assignment and check each class that it would post to at once. In Teams you currently have to recreate that assignment for each class. We need to be able to create the assignment once and send it to multiple classes.

    149 votes
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  11. Integrate OneNote into assignments

    I'd like to be able to distribute a page into OneNote as an assignment,. Students should be able to complete the work within OneNote and mark it as submitted within onenote. I can then mark it within OneNote adding the score (to a side panel or equivalent). It feels like this new teams is not encouraging digital inking which for me is one of the major benefits of using OneNote.

    98 votes
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  12. Assign assignments to individuals or groups

    Allow teachers to assign an assignment to a group of students, not the whole class.

    95 votes
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  13. Make Teams for Education fully functional on iPads

    We cannot use Teams for Education on an iPad. There is a Teams app for iPads, but it does not have assignments included. The main browsers on an iPad (Safari, Chrome or Firefox) do not support Teams, so we cannot use the browser version as well. Many students use iPads that cannot upgrade to iOS 10, so please make any improvements compatible with iOS 9 iPads.

    93 votes
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  14. Preview Assignments as Student

    It would be nice for teachers to be able to preview posted assignments as a student, just to ensure that the documents and such function for the students the way we intend.

    87 votes
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  15. Rubrics - Need ability to delete or edit

    Need to be able to delete .a rubric from the list. If I make a mistake on a rubric I want to be able to delete it so I don't mistakenly use it again OR I need the ability to edit the version that shows up in the rubric list when assigning a rubric.

    69 votes
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  16. Allow students and teachers sending links for assignments

    In the old MS Classroom students and teachers were able to send links such as external links, YouTube links, SWAY links or even FORMS links.
    I'd appreciate having the same option in the new MS TEAMS assignments

    68 votes
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    completed  ·  Cameron responded

    Thanks for all the feedback. We recently launched a feature where teachers and students will be able to add links as part of assignments. Enjoy!

  17. updating rubrics on assigments

    As of right now, if you forget to create a rubric for an assignment, you can't go back and update the assignment to include a rubric.

    67 votes
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  18. Assignment PDF

    When student hand in their PDF I have to download the file instead of reading it inline. So I like to see an inline PDF reader.

    52 votes
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  19. Major Issue with TEAMS Assignments

    Once a teacher reviews and Posts an Assignment:

    Students cannot see comments (only Feedback and edits)
    Students cannot edit the document (looks like a screen shot)
    Students now have no "working document" to Turn in (just a screen shot)
    There is no Turn In Again option once the teacher has reviewed the assignment

    41 votes
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  20. I was playing around with Teams with a colleague today and noticed that once an assignment was reviewed by the teacher the student could no

    I was playing around with Teams with a colleague today and noticed that once an assignment was reviewed by the teacher the student could not resubmit it. It seems that the only way for a student to resubmit an assignment is to have the teacher create an new assignment.

    It's important for student to be given feedback then resubmit if necessary. Please help! Thanks.

    34 votes
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