Assignments in Teams notifications

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Hi, 

 

As my school is closed, we are using Teams to set work for the children in the assignments sections. It's working really well and the kids love using it. 

 

However, as I am setting lots of assignments, I am unaware of when a child has submitted an assignment there is no option to receive a notification. This makes keeping track of things tricky as to check if any assignments have been turned in, you need to trawl through each assignment and check if there are any new ones and when you have many it takes a lot of time. 

 

Please could Microsoft add this feature into the notifications. 

3 Replies

@Becky_M 

Are you aware of the free training resources at https://www.education.microsoft.com/en-us/resources?

 

With that said. For notifications, all you have to do is set an Alert me on the turn-in folder on the Class SharePoint site. So when a student adds their assignment to the folder (even via Teams) like when they turn in the assignment, you'll get a notification.

To do this, navigate to the SharePoint Document Library for the Class/Team, you can do so from the Assignments/Files areas by clicking Open in SharePoint. Once in the proper folder, hit the ellipsis ... and choose Alert me.

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Teams is just a "wrapper" for SharePoint, so all of the data for your class, including the assignments actually live in its dedicated SharePoint site. 

 

@Brad Groux 

 

I followed your steps but there is not a folder for specifically assignments "submitted." I can get to the Student Work folder but the options are alerts when changes are made not when work is turned in. Anyway around that?

 

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@lethegreatThe problem with the current alert system is that the message comes either by email or by text.

I don't want either of these, I want a message in Teams, which is where I'm teaching my class.

Luckily a kind person helped out by building a Flow to solve this problem:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Cookbook/Student-Assignment-Hand-In-Notification-...

Hope this helps!