How to create collaboration channels in Class Teams

A collaboration channel in Class Teams is a great way for students to communicate and collaborate on projects in a safe and controlled way.



Teachers can create a workspace for group work and add resources so students can work on projects together. The collaboration channel allows you to oversee your students’ progress.

How to add a collaboration channel to Class Teams.

  1. Start in the class that you wish to create the collaboration channel for.
  2. Select the three dots (…) and select Add a channel.

Add a collaboration channel in Class Teams

3. Add a title and description.

4. From here, you can also set the privacy settings of this channel and tick a box to enable/disable everyone seeing the channel in their channel list.

When your collaboration channel has been made, you can add any resources that you want your students to access.

You can also create different folders, which is handy if you want to split your class into groups.

Important: students can access each other’s folders, even if they’re not in that group. A way to prevent this is by creating private group channels.

How to create a private collaboration channel to Class Teams.

  1. Start in the class that you wish to create the collaboration channel for.
  2. Select the three dots (…) and select Add a channel.
  3. Add a title and description.
  4. In Privacy, select Specific teammates have access.

Add a private collaboration channel to Teams

5. Hit Create.

6. You can add students and teachers who you wish to access that channel from here.

Important: If the teacher leaves the private group channel, the channel remains active with students having full access to the channel, and it’s impossible to remove by another member of staff – essentially, you’d be leaving your virtual classroom without teacher supervision.

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