Making personal student study plans for many students on Teams

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Hello, I couldn't find any topic discussing this topic, so I've posted it here and hope someone has had similar needs or used something similar.

 

  • I want to allow students to make personal study plans for studying English on Teams (with teacher help or feedback).
  • Each plan will be individual (but similar content at different levels), personal, and private to each student.
  • I would like to have a template that students can fill in different study options and goals, then they submit and follow their plan.
  • Students will be starting on an ongoing basis over a few years (so no class start dates).
  • Hopefully, I (teacher) will be able to see if students are updating and keeping to their plans.
  • It would be great if students' plans linked to their Outlook account and/or it sends students email reminders.

Options/Solutions I have been thinking of include:

  • sharing an editable file in the Teams Chat function with each student.
  • Using Class Notebook and each student has a private file.
  • Having a template file in the 'Files' tab (although I think privacy will be a problem).
  • Planner (but it isn't a group project).
  • Perhaps Forms could be used (students could update their plan by submitting a new Form). Forms could be good for students to select study options depending on their test scores.

I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has experience implementing something similar, or just has any ideas in general. 

 

Thanks for reading.

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There have been no answers yet, but I thought I should update this for if someone else is looking at doing something similar - and hopefully get a few constructive comments. Also, I'm okay with talking to myself :)

 

I have been thinking of two possible ways to do this:

 

1. User input via Forms

I'll use 'Forms for Excel' through OneDrive to create the input form. I'll do this through OneDrive so that the spreadsheet of data updates automatically.

 

What I would then like to happen is that when students press Submit, an automatic study plan will be generated and sent to them through email or Teams. This would be my next problem as there would be multiple plans depending on the students' choices.

 

2. Second possible method:

Make a user input form and use the OFFSET function so students will make their own study plan choices. This is then saved to a spreadsheet and the student report emailed or sent through Teams. 

The positive aspect of this method is that students will create their own finished plan.

One negative with this is that Microsoft seems to have removed the functions on Mac computers for user-made forms (ie not made through the Forms app).

 

This is enough rambling for now. Thanks for reading.