Top Guides for Microsoft Teams
- What is Microsoft Teams?
- Get your team up and running
- Manage your Team
- Download this quick start guide (PDF) to learn the basics
- Schedule a Teams live event
- Attend a live event
- Upload and share files
- Find and filter files
- Quick Guide to Online meetings using Office 365 Teams provided by Digital Training
- Setting up a Microsoft Teams meeting for teaching remotely
- Joining a Microsoft Teams meeting
- Teaching through a Microsoft Teams meeting and accessing lesson resources afterwards
- How to create a Microsoft Teams meeting in Moodle
Teams for Organisation and Collaboration
If you are wanting to set up spaces online where your students can work together collaboratively on documents or if you want to set up a space where you can work collaboratively with other teaching staff, Teams could be a good option. Although Martin and Tapp (2019) highlight the importance of making 'a clear distinction between the use of Teams and other mainstram LMSs', it is clear that there is some functionality offered by Teams which is not offered in Moodle. As long as teaching staff provide clear guidance to students on where to go to carry out different activities, Teams can be used to enhance teaching and learning both online and within face-to-face teaching environments.
Staff and students at York St John can access Microsoft Teams through Office 365 and set up their own teams and channels, adding students and staff as they wish.
You can add apps to your Teams space, ranging from YouTube videos and interactive mind maps to Planners. You can also upload documents which members can then work on together. Each team space can have its own Notebook. If you have set up a Class Team space, this will be a Class Notebook, with a collaborative area as well as individual spaces for each student where they can share content privately with the tutor.
Martin, L. and Tapp, D. (2019) Teaching with Teams: An introduction to teaching an undergraduate law module using Microsoft Teams. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. 3(3). Available at: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/5613/1/Martin%20and%20Tapp%202019.pdf
Useful Resources relating to Teams
Build a Collaborative Classroom with Microsoft Teams - blog post by Jennifer Gonzalez
Transform Learning with Microsoft Teams - online course on Microsoft Educator Center
Introduction to Microsoft Teams – the digital hub for educators and students - online course on Microsoft Educator Center
Crafting a collaborative learning environment with Class Teams - online course on Microsoft Educator Center
Microsoft Teams Meetings
Quick Guide to Online meetings using Office 365 Teams provided by Digital Training