Setting Assignments in Microsoft Teams for Education

Homework has many benefits for students including learning how to work independently, staying organised and taking responsibility for their part in the educational process. It also gives them a chance to review the lesson and go over the material again.

Assignments give teachers the ability to track student progress and to see if the student understands the lesson content.

Microsoft’s Office 365 now provides another educational tool in their arsenal of productivity apps. Teams is a collaboration tool for your classes with the ability to have discussion threads, document sharing, class notebooks (see my previous post) and assignments.

In this post I’m going to focus on the assignment aspect of teams. You can follow the video guide or the blog post below, I hope this helps you get the most out of Microsoft Teams!



How to view assignments for your class

Inside your class, click on the “Assignments” tab to view a timeline of all the set assignments for this group.

Assignments

You can select either a horizontal or vertical timeline view of the assignments using the view selector (highlighted yellow below).

Microsoft Teams

How to create a new assignment

To start setting work for students, click the “New assignment” button.

New Microsoft Teams Assignment

You are then prompted to enter the details of the new assignment

Fill in assignment details Microsoft Teams

  • Assign to: Select which classes to assign to (you can set it to more than one of your classes here!)
  • Title: This is the title of the assignment.
  • Instructions: Include a description here to help the student complete the assignment.
  • Due date and time: When the assignment becomes late (you have the option to allow late hand-in below)
  • Late turn-in allowed: If this is enabled, students can still hand-in work after the due date. This is required if you are using class notebook pages.
  • Points: Turn this on to allow a mark allocation. Currently these are only available as a number score.

Documents can be added from OneDrive, your computer or from the OneNote Class Notebook. We are hopeful that SharePoint and other class teams will be added to this soon! There are two options for attaching these resources.

Attach reference materials

These documents are for the student to view as part of the assignment. You might include a PowerPoint, links to useful websites, etc.

Specify what students will turn in

Documents uploaded in this section can be edited by the student and submitted back as part of the assignment. This is particularly useful for things like worksheets.

When you have finished the assignment, you can either save it as a draft or assign it to the class. As soon as this is assigned to the class, it will appear in their assignment timeline and they will get a notification on their team mobile and desktop apps.

Assign to students button

How to review completed assignments

Use the review button to bring up the assignment timeline and assignment submissions.

review assignments

Select the relevant assignment from the timeline to show the student work.

Mark assignments

Each student has:

  • Student work: Links to files that the student has returned.
  • Date turned in: The date and time that the student submitted their assignment.
  • Feedback: Some written feedback for the student.
  • Points: If you have chosen to enable this in your assignment, you can give the student a grade.

Students will not be able to see your feedback or grade until the “Post” button is clicked.

Post Grades and Marks

Click the “Export to Excel” button to download a spreadsheet of the assignments.

Export to Excel from MS Teams
Grade export from Microsoft Teams

The grades spreadsheet shows all the assignments set to this class over the school year. It optionally shows grades, if enabled per assignment. No more manual marksheets! You could use this data to import or fill in MIS marksheets quicker.

Mobile Apps

One of the best ways to engage with students both inside and outside of school using Teams is to encourage them to use the mobile app. Students get instant notifications of any mentions, homework or graded assignments.

Microsoft Teams iOS and Android App

Teams automation and customisation

Teams is free for schools, check you have the license enabled to start using it. At Cloud Design Box, we can provision teams from MIS data and create an engaging and simple dashboard to access team data in SharePoint. We can also create student folders inside team sites and extend the experience even further, making it easier and increasing student and teacher engagement. You can find out more information on our website https://www.clouddesignbox.co.uk/.

Cloud Design Box Class Cards

116 thoughts on “Setting Assignments in Microsoft Teams for Education

  1. Hans van der Hoeven

    I’m looking for group assignments in Teams. This is not available (yet)? Do you know if this on the roadmap?

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  2. Anandavadivelan Vijayaragavan

    My students are unable to see the Assignments tab nor click and submit their assignments. What setting should be activated for this?

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Anandavadivelan,

      Have you created your teams using the class team template or through SDS? You will need to do this as the assignment and class notebook tab are only available in the education version.

      If you can see it but students can’t, ensure they have a Teams license assigned. If they do, I would recommend opening a support call with Microsoft in the O365 Admin Centre.

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

      Reply
  3. Jo

    Hi Tony,
    We are desperately trying to find out if we can export the whole assignment scores (including the rubric). Do you know if that’s possible at all? So far we’re coming up with zip.
    Any advice you can give we would fantastic!
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Jo,

      You can export the scores and comments using the export to excel button described in the post above. If you want to export the student submissions (if they are documents), you could dip into SharePoint and download the files as a zip (maybe this is what you are doing).

      You can download Rubrics as CSV files allowing you to pass them to colleagues and reuse them in other assignments (using the import button).
      Export Rubric

      The assignments/rubric/grades are designed to be reviewed online but you could print these out. They don’t come packaged on a per student basis, however it’s not a bad shout for a user voice entry: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053-schools-and-universities

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

      Reply
  4. Tetiana

    Hello, I have a question, I create a test in FORMS, add it to assignments and put due day etc….
    But if I need to change test in the FORMS, correct some questions, is it possible to synchronise teams assignments and forms?
    Thanks a lot

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Tetiana,

      I believe that it takes a copy of the quiz for the assignment so you can’t edit it afterwards (otherwise student grades might change or be incomplete). The best solution would be to remove the assignment and create a new one with your corrections.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  5. Deborah Sirica

    I need to add more than 5 resources but Teams won’t let me! How can I delete one resource to add another? Thank you.

    Reply
  6. Matthias Endrizzi

    Hi, I would like to set a time limit for an assignment, like a paper that may only be worked on for 60 minutes before it is automatically locked and submitted. Is this feasible?
    Thank You

    Reply
  7. Fiona

    How do find the timeline view of assignments I have set? The yellow highlighted area you show is not on my screen.

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Fiona,
      I don’t believe the timeline view is available now. I think they make you select a class before you can see the assignment. It’s a real shame but i think the change is due to the high teams usage at the moment.
      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  8. Deric Hart

    I have the assignments tab but I do NOT have the button to assign/create or whatever for my class. Any remedy for this? I am an educator and using my school email and everything for this.

    Reply
  9. Al Scheibner

    Is there an easy way to turn off assignment notifications? Every time I change an assignment there is a notification sent out. Can I turn that off?

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Al,

      I believe it would be up to individual users to turn off notifications on assignments. You can save your assignments as drafts and then publish it to your students when it’s ready, that might help?

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Sandor,

      Yes you can save your assignments as drafts and then come back later and publish them. To do this, you just go back to the assignment tab, expand out drafts, select the draft assignment and click “Publish”.

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

      Reply
        1. Tony Phillips Post author

          I can see that from your screenshot the assignment is set to be scheduled. This is not a draft assignment.

          To remove your schedule click the “Edit” button at the bottom of your screenshot. That assignment is set to be auto published on the 1st April because this is the date you scheduled it for.

          Hope that helps,
          Tony

          Reply
  10. Taahirah Jaffer

    Hi Tony ,
    We are trying to set an assignment for a class of more than 200 individuals, all in one class. We are however receiving a pop-up message saying that we cannot set an assignment for a class of more than 200. Is there a way that we can change this limit?

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      No, Microsoft recommend no more than 50 for a class size (that’s not official just what I have been told). It would really struggle to copy an assignment for 200 individuals, I also think the notebook would fail to load with that many sections. Ideally class teams should be class sized as they would be in school (that is how it was designed). You can always add multiple teachers to classes and you can assign work to multiple classes (not sure if this would work any better).

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  11. Deesi

    As a language teacher, I need to review and edit student´s work directly in their submitted document, not only provide feedback and grade their work. I click on edit the work in browser, then on review and I correct and edit what is needed. When I am done and return the work to students,they say they can´t see my changes in their work – only the feedback and grades.Is there a way for them to see the changes I have made to their work?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Deesi,
      I’ve just tested this and it is working fine for me. Have you returned the document back to them? They can only see your changes once you have done that.
      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
      1. Deesi

        Hi, thank you, I have returned their work back to them, yet a significant part of them maintain they can´t see any changes, while some say they can, so I can´t work out if it is me doing something wrong or them.

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  12. valerie

    Your assignment view looks completly different then mine (or my studentes) I can not see a calender view like you show above. I just see a list and a filter button. any advice?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Valerie,

      I wrote this blog post 2 years ago. However, the assignment view has only recently changed. Due to the large number of teachers and students onboarding because of COVID-19, Microsoft have had to scale back some of the services including the timeline view. Hopefully this is a temporary change.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
      1. valerie

        Hi Tony, Thank you for your answer, however I do use Teams for over a year now and the view was never different. They probably already changed it earlier because of resources. Hope they bring it back one day. Thank you!

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        1. Tony Phillips Post author

          Hi Valerie,

          I wrote this blog post 2 years ago. However, the assignment view has only recently changed. Due to the large number of teachers and students onboarding because of COVID-19, Microsoft have had to scale back some of the services including the timeline view. Hopefully this is a temporary change.

          Thanks,
          Tony

          Reply
  13. valerie

    Hi Tony,

    Thank you for your blog. I have a question:
    Your assignment view looks completly different then mine (or my students) I can not see a calender view like you show above. I just see a list and a filter button. any advice?

    Reply
  14. Carla Kurt

    A team does not appear in ‘assign to’ drop down when creating an assignment. The team has been created but is not visible.

    Reply
  15. Hope Henson

    I created an assignment in Forms for my students, it is a log for the week for the activities they are doing. My question is, if they go in on Monday and enter their activities for Monday, will it automatically save what they’ve entered? I need them to be able to go to the assignment each evening and enter their activities for the day, but do not want it turned in until Friday evening. Does that make sense?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Hope,

      Yes they can save their progress without submitting the assignment. As soon as they hand-in the assignment, they can no longer edit it.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  16. Ena Edward-Descartes

    I viewed your video about 4 times to make sure I was getting it right. However, the screen that comes up when i am preparing the assignment does not bring up the option to add the worksheet for the students to complete and submit. Can I get some help with this. I want to be able to give the option to my students. Can you help me with this? I am based in the US.

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Ena,

      The only thing that has changed recently is when you attach documents to assignments they are now read-only by default and you need to click the menu at the right of the attached document to “Students edit their own copy”.

      Allow Students to Edit

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

      Reply
  17. Pam Seiler

    Hi,
    I gave my class a Survey created in Forms which they completed, submitted, I reviewed (and added comments to) and returned. It is in their completed assignments but they can’t open it to see it. They keep getting the message that they can only complete the survey once – but I just want them to view the completed one.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Pam

    Reply
  18. Cathy

    Hi, I was wondering how to assign a worksheet that students can complete and send back. My assignment page doesn’t look like yours. when I click on assignment I have a create button, when it opens I have the same features as you but the option to specify what students can hand in is missing, any idea? thank

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Cathy,

      The only thing that has changed recently is when you attach documents to assignments they are now read-only by default and you need to click the menu at the right of the attached document to “Students edit their own copy”.

      Allow Students to Edit

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

      Reply
  19. Dee Tchakhotine

    Hi Tony,

    Thank you for your helpful blog. I have been able to set assignment, leave feedback on their documents and return it to them with feedback – great! Now though, is there anyway that I can ask them to resubmit incomplete/substandard work. Basically I’d like to reassign the task to a small number of the team.

    Thanks!
    Dee

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Dee,

      Any work that you return back to the student can be handed in again before the close date. It will still appear for them under “Completed” but if they select the assignment they will see the option to “hand in again”. For the students you want to make aware of this, you could always @ them in the conversation thread so they are aware of the incomplete work.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  20. Stephania

    I want a quiz to show up in Assignments in advance, (not just as an announcement in Posts) but I don’t want the students to be able to see the actual quiz until the scheduled time for them to take the quiz. How can I do this?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Stephania,

      You can schedule your assignment to publish in the future. That way you can set up the assignment ready, but students won’t see it until the scheduled date.

      SChedule Assignment
      Schedule Assignment in Teams

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

      Reply
  21. Nan

    Hi Tony, before the break I believe I was able to edit the points field (available points) on an already published assignment, with submissions turned in. Now I desperately tried to do the same thing again (forgot to mention the points when I assigned it, alas, so “No points” once again) but I find absolutely no way to edit this now ‘in retrospect’, am I missing something? It’s not a show-stopper since I will just give them the points on the feedback, but it’s not nice.

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  22. Stephanie Fotheringham

    Hi Tony, we have a subscription with Cloud Design Box and I am mostly understanding Teams assignments but we are a bit confused of where the documents are stored after the work has been submitted and marked? Should students save a copy in their own onedrive or sharepoint, so they can access later? Currently I can only see the submitted files by going to site contents in sharepoint>student work>working files>student folders and it does not appear if I simply go to Documents>General>Student work>student folders.The teachers are receiving automated emails from sharepoint to say that a number of files have been deleted – I can see many in the recycle bin but they mostly seem to be the reference documents that are also uploaded to the Teams assignment? Apparently they receive the automated email soon after they have graded the student assignments on Teams. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Steph,

      Hope you are safe and well. I’ve emailed you back through the Cloud Design Box helpdesk.

      Teachers shouldn’t really be messing around with the backend – it will break the assignments app.

      All resources and submitted work should be accessed through the assignment app rather than the document libraries in SharePoint that it uses for storage.

      At the end of the academic year, the classes are archived (making them read-only) so students will still have access to previous years work without having to download it and copy into their OneDrive.

      They can always open the document in the assignment app and save it to their OneDrive but really you want to keep things as simple as possible for the students.

      Teachers are getting the automated email because the assignment app is deleting documents from the in progress folder and adding it to the completed folder in the background. That sounds like a SharePoint bug as it shouldn’t be notifying you about this so I’ll let Microsoft know.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  23. T-A

    Hi, I want to move an assignment to Graded ( even though not all students have submitted a response). It is well past due and my assignment list is getting very full. How can I move it from the students’ list of assignments? Thank you!

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  24. Julie Navitka

    Hello! I have uploaded a word document as an assignment and made sure to make it so “students can edit” – yet they are not able to do so on a phone or ipad, but can if they are on a computer. Am I doing something wrong? I can’t figure out the issue! Thanks in advance.

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Do they have the office apps installed? I’m able to do this from my Android phone. If they do have the apps installed, it is worth logging a support ticket with Microsoft.

      Reply
  25. Deesi

    Hi Tony, I have created, but not fully finished, a quiz assignment for my students (in Forms). Now when I open in Drafts, I can´t edit it, only assign it. What should I do?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Deesi,

      I don’t think you can edit the quiz once it is in the assignment. You will need to go back to forms and update the quiz and then reattach to a new assignment.

      Tony

      Reply
  26. Kren

    Hi Tony,

    I have created an assignment and want to attach a video for them to watch first and then a Forms Quiz to take after the video. But if I attach the video link first I can’t seem to attach the quiz, and if I create the quiz first it doesn’t allow me to attach anything else to the assignment. Is there a way to do this? I want it all in one assignment.

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  27. Joanne Scott

    Hi Tony,
    I am creating 2 or 3 assignments a day for primary age pupils. I find putting them in subjects is clearer for them.
    However, it does mean that after a few days there is quite a long list of assignments. Is there any way of hiding or archiving them without actually deleting them?

    Thank you for your help.

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Joanne,

      When the assignment is complete, are you collecting them back in so they appear under the “Completed” list? That should tidy up the list and only show open assignments.

      If you do want lots of open assignments, the only way to currently group these together is to have a different team for each subject.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  28. Raf Clerinx

    Hi Tony

    Is it possible that students see the assignments turned in by other students and simply copy their work?

    Thanks for your answer!

    Reply
  29. Ibrahim

    Greetings,

    After an MS Form-based quiz closes (which is later than the due date; to allow late turn-ins), can the students; who did not attempt, be able to view that quiz after the closing time?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      They could view it in Forms but not as part of the assignment (e.g. with grades being added to the gradebook). That is what i think will happen, never tried it before.

      Tony

      Reply
  30. Majida

    when a student is responding to a quiz and overpass the overdue time what will happen to his answers.. can he still able to submit his answers…

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  31. Susan Barrett

    Hi Tony,

    I have set up tags for classes within my year group. Is there a way that I can use the tag to assign an assignment? Eg Year 9 team but want to assign a quiz using tag @9P rather than having to select individual students. Thank you! Susan

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      I’m not sure what you mean. Do you mean you have two different groups within your class team that need different assignments? If that is the case you can pick student individually or it might be more efficient to have two separate class teams and keep the work seperate.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  32. Valérie Poirier

    Hi Thanks for the video !
    I work with teachers and they keep asking me if there is a way, after the assignement or quiz is done and graded, that the students cannot see the evaluation. Can we stop sharing the evaluations with our groupe after a certain period of time ? I can’t find the answer in the microsoft resources online.

    Thank you in advance !
    Valérie

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Valérie,

      I don’t think this is possible. I believe this is setup so that students can transparently see comments and grades. Is there a reason why you would want to hide feedback?

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  33. Jon

    Hi Tony,
    Just started using Teams and assignments, some of my pupils are not submitting work back in to assignments (they are hand writing work and emailing me photos). Is there any way I can attach these? I know the pupils can, but they are primary aged and some find the technology a bit tricky.
    Thanks
    Jon

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  34. hamad

    sir my assgnment is submitted but i dont turn in(as it is automatically turn in on my teacher side) but she says it has not turn in on her side…can it be viewed to my teacher??

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Hamad,

      If your teacher collected your assignment in without you submitting it, she should still be able to see what you had started working on during that assignment.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  35. Kerry Higginson

    Hi,

    I’ve only recently started using assignments with my primary children. I did not use quiz as I wanted them to write full answers. They submitted them, I marked them with detailed comment for each answer and returned them to the children. They say they can only see my main comment and not actually open the assignment to see the specific comments. I would like them to make corrections so I can check their progress. How do I do this? Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Kerry,

      Great to hear you are using assignments! You will need to make sure you return it back to them before they can see your comments and make changes to the document. You can do this from within the marksheet by selecting all the students and pressing “Return”.

      Return all assignments

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  36. Fiona Garner

    Hi I am new to teams, I was wondering if there is a way to send a reminder to all students that are not completing maths work? if so how do I do this?
    how do you remove marked work when students haven’t completed this?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Fiona,

      You could send the class a reminder or individual students under the “Posts” tab. Try mentioning their names using the @ symbol. This would sent them a notification if they have the app installed otherwise they will get an email within 2 hours.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  37. Leonie Urquhart

    Hi, A colleague has created an assignment for her class. She wants to share the assignment with me so I can add it to my class. She was able to copy the link and I posted in ‘posts’ but I couldn’t get it to set up in assignments for my class. Can this be done?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Leonie,

      They would have to add you as a teacher to their class (the one with the assignment set). You can then use the “From existing” option when creating a new assignment and reuse the assignment from the other teacher’s class.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  38. Sage Smith

    Is there a way for my student to view his submitted test in OneNote? My students are doing their test but once they submit them I can’t see them on my end. If it’s a way for them to see the time and date they submitted them this will help me understand if the problem is on my end or theirs..

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Sage,

      Hope you are well. They should be able to see the submitted test once you have returned it to them in the Assignments tab under completed section. It won’t be available in OneNote.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  39. David James

    Our school is returning to work so I would like to globally change all of the close dates instead of opening all 30 of my classes and go through the manual procedure to do so . Is that possible within TEAMS? If so how can I do it. If not which additional application would allow me to do that? LMS365?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi David,

      Hope you are well. I’m not sure if that is possible out-of-the-box or with third party applications (that I am aware of). There are APIs to do this but I’m not sure if Teacher Dashboard or LMS365 use Microsoft Teams Assignments, that would be a question you would have to ask them.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  40. Miss Seonaid Dobie

    One of my pupils wants to upload a video they have made as a response to an Assignment I set for them. How can they do this?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Seonaid,

      It really depends how they did this. If they are using a phone, they should be able to select the video in the Teams app when submitting the assignment. If it is on a laptop they will be able to do the same thing.
      Android app
      Video assignment hand in
      Please note that there is a limit of 50Mb uploads so if it is a large video they might need to store it somewhere else and send you the link.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  41. Joanna W.

    Hi Tony,
    I’m wondering if it’s possible to avoid the option of ‘late turn-ins’, and set test submitions otherwise (= no late submissions allowed).
    I’ve already prepared a couple of tests and set very specific due dates and hours, and each time late hand-ins were actually available to my students.
    I’d appreciate some advice, especially that the exam time’s approaching.
    Best,
    Joanna

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Joanna,

      Good question, you can avoid late hand-ins by setting a close date.

      1. Click “Edit” under date due
      Find close date

      2. Select a close date to prevent late submission
      close date

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

      Reply
  42. Amy B

    Hi Tony,

    I have a student who wants to use the Teams mobile app. However, when they click on their assignment they can’t edit the assignment even though the assignment permits ‘student to edit their own copy’.

    Are there limitations to what students can do on the mobile app? (E.g. can they only take a photo of a written assignment or can they edit their work online like they can on the desktop version?)

    Thanks, Amy

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Amy,

      It might depend on their device. On my Android phone, I can create word documents and submit them as part of my assignment. I’m not sure if it is the same experience with an iPhone. Was the resource an editable office document? An older version of office document (like .doc) might not work on mobiles. Did the student have the correct application installed to edit the document (e.g. Word, PowerPoint)?

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  43. Amy B

    Hi Tony,

    Thank you for your reply. The student didn’t provide a lot of information on why they couldn’t edit the work.
    The issue seemed to be when the student opened their assignment (a Word document) they could open the document but they were unable to click on any text boxes and fill in their answers.

    I wasn’t sure if the issue was because of limitations to the mobile app.

    Thanks,
    Amy

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Amy,

      I’m not sure what you mean by textbox, that might be a more advanced feature which might not be available on mobile?
      It might be worth trying to make your word documents with a gap for them to fill in their answer instead (I’m just guessing without looking).
      We have some free training events coming up which your colleagues might be interested in, please feel free to share this link with them MS Global Training Partner Event

      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  44. Maureen

    When a student turns in their work they often take a photo of their exercise books and attach these. How can i edit it in teams

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  45. Grainne McCaul

    Hi Tony- I am setting up a Team for a whole Year Group which will consist of 4 classes and 4 different teachers. What is the best way to do this – they are all following the same work and assignments. I am thinking to create a tag for each class eg 9A- assign pupils to their class and then set the assignments for the tagged classes?

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      I would recommend against setting up a class for a whole year group. If you have over 50 students in a class team, you may experience problems with OneNote syncing (due to the amount of sections) and assignments distributing.
      Ideally keep them as 4 separate class teams (add all teachers to all classes if needed).
      Thanks,
      Tony

      Reply
  46. Lisa

    Hi Tony

    I am trying to create an assignment from existing, however, the team/class I want to get the assignment from is not showing up when it asks “choose a class to re-use from”.

    Is there a reason why the particular team won’t show up in the options?

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  47. María Paula

    Hi,
    I am a middle school teacher. I do use teams a lot. I will like to know How to send back students assignments with my feedback and comments, but blocking them from making any change. I have had several cases of students whom I sent back a corrected assignment for them to see my comments, but they have changed it and lied stating that that was the original. It is important for them to see my comments, to learn from mistakes, but no changes to be done.

    Reply
    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Maria,

      I believe that the assignment system is designed to be a feedback loop for students to attempt work again. All you have to do to disable this is ensure the due date is set (before the date you mark the work) and you have disabled late hand-in. This will stop them being able to re-submit the assignment. If you wanted to check the version history (to prove the student handed in the original work), you could open the team in SharePoint (from the files tab), go to all site contents, then all student work. You can then see all the submitted work rather than in progress. If you have allowed them to submit the work multiple times, you can bring up the menu next to the file and view the version history.

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

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  48. David Wahler

    Hi I am middle school teacher and our school switched over to Teams for the school’s hybrid model during these COVID days. I found they are having problems turning in video assignments to me. There seems to be a limit of less than 1 minute, which is about 50-100 megs compared to what is said online that we would have up to 15Gb. Is there a way around this limit or am I missing something?

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi David,

      There is a limit of 50Mb files to turn in: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/turn-in-an-assignment-in-microsoft-teams-e25f383a-b747-4a0b-b6d5-a2845a52092b#:~:text=If%20your%20teacher%20specified%20a,need%20to%20leave%20the%20app..

      However, there is a future update planned to extend this: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053-schools-and-universities/suggestions/32635636-upload-assignment-files-larger-than-50mb.

      In the meantime, student could upload to their OneDrive and share a link with the teacher, or alternatively, we (Cloud Design Box), create student folders in each team for large file submission as part of our product https://youtu.be/1Ps5z6XthOo?t=1010.

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

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  49. Terri J Dewey

    Hi…do you know if I can share and use my co-teachers Forms quizzes in my class Team as an assignment? When she assigned it in her classes Team she can see the kid’s work and it grades the quiz for her. When I used the URL for a quiz she created as an assignment in my classes Team it does not show me the work and it does not grade it for me- it just shows me that the student turned it in and then nothing else????…..any idea what I need to do differently?

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Terri,

      I don’t think that is going to work, you will need to go to “Create” and “Quiz” when creating the assignment. You will then see a list of your quizzes. When it comes to using one that someone else has created, I’m not sure if shared quizzes come up in that list, that might be something you have to submit to uservoice as it would be very useful for departmental collaboration. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053-schools-and-universities

      Thanks,
      Tony

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  50. Laura

    Hi Tony,

    I have been using the assignments feature on Teams but no matter what I click or change or edit students do not have the option to add their work to the assignment. That +Add Work option is completely absent from the assignment page. Is there any reason this would be? Any help appreciated, thank you!

    Laurs

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    1. Tony Phillips Post author

      Hi Laurs,

      Have you checked to see if you have a start date or close date for the assignment? Students cannot upload work before the start date or after the close date.

      Hope that helps,
      Tony

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