Microsoft Teams has a new feature, allowing teachers to return assignments to students for additional revisions and changes. This feature is highly anticipated by teachers and solves a key problem that many schools have highlighted to us.
Previously, students could go into their assignments and submit work, even when the work is missing or not completed the assignment to the correct level.
The assignment would appear to be “completed” to both parents and teachers until the teacher opened up the document for marking and realised the student hadn’t completed the work.
This presented multiple problems for schools – parents weren’t receiving accurate information in their weekly digests and teachers couldn’t undo the action so it skewed the data in the mark books.
Microsoft has now introduced a feature that enables the teacher to reassign the work back to the student.
Here is a walkthrough of how you can reassign work back to your students for revision.
As you can see this student has not completed the assigned work, despite handing it in via Teams.
Add a comment in the comment section. For example, “You have not submitted any work here and this is not acceptable, please attach your work. If you have any issues with completing the task, please speak to me.”
Instead of selecting Return, select the arrow and then click Return for revision to return the work to the student for revision.
Here is what this looks like for the student. The assignment appears back into the Assignments tab and is marked Needs revision.
The student can click through, read your comments and attach their work for hand in.
Once the student has handed their work back in, you are able to see that they have as the assignment is marked Turned in again in the Assignments tab.
Parents can see this activity with the Parent and Guardian Weekly Digest email sent weekly through Microsoft School Data Sync.
If you would like to learn more about how we can help your school or trust, please contact a member of our team today.