23 thoughts on “Parental email digest in Microsoft Teams for Education

    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Liz,

      We are still waiting for Microsoft to enable this feature. I spoke to them last week about this and they expect it to be released this quarter as part of the next major release.

      In preparation for this, you will need to be enabling guardian sync in SDS and uploading the contact details.

      Thanks,
      Tony

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  1. Beverley Bury

    Do you know if there is an option to change the time these e-mails are sent – 8am on a Sunday morning isn’t ideal. We already buy into CDB to manage out data sync. Thank you.

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Beverley,

      Thank you for your message, you can always log any queries with your IT team who can discuss them with us directly.

      The parental digest email that Microsoft send out currently goes out on a Sunday morning once a week, there are no options in Office 365 to change this. I would recommend putting your suggestion to Microsoft on their UserVoice website to be considered for future development.

      Thanks,
      Tony

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  2. Arnaud JUND

    Hello,
    To assign parent/Guardian email to a student account, SDS is mandatory ?
    I don’t use SDS, I make all my admin operations using PowerShell …
    Where can I found a sample Power Script Sample to assign Parent/Guardian to a student account ?

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        1. Michael Tartaggia

          After a bit of playing around got it working with PS created Teams.
          Create SDS profile, upload all files with but leave studentenrollment.csv teacherroster.csv section.csv files empty except for header.
          Teams created in PS with EDU_Class template will work for parent emails.

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      No, they can’t. Even Microsoft cannot see this (as far as I’m aware). As long as the email address is correct and the type is “Parent” and the assignment digest is turned on at a tenant and class level, then it will send.

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  3. Hannah Gravett

    As far as I can work out, the email sent to parents states whether the work has been ‘turned in’ or not. However, it is possible for a pupil to click ‘submit’ on an Assignment and actually hand nothing in. This then shows as ‘turned in’ on the parental email so the parent then thinks that all of the work has been done when it hasn’t. Is there a way of stopping this/changing the settings?

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Hannah,

      That is correct. There isn’t really any way around that. Even if you could force submitting a document (which you can’t), the student could always submit a blank document (I’m sure they could find a way). In addition to that, some assignments might be tasks requiring no document submission such as reading a book.
      I guess in this situation, it requires teacher intervention to contact the parent (which I believe is coming to Teams in the future). If you can think of a solution, it’s worth adding it to the Microsoft user voice site for consideration.

      Thanks,
      Tony

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