03-08-2018 09:36 AM
03-08-2018 09:36 AM
03-17-2020 01:46 AM
Dear @Jim Federico,
"Rather than presenting a partial list of assignments under each unit, we decided that having a central place for students to go to review all of their assignments (past, present and future) would be more intuitive."
I understand that it would be intuitive for you but you guys are not the end-users. Is there any app you can recommend we can add assignments to channels?
03-17-2020 06:27 AM
04-15-2020 02:17 PM
It is very disappointing to see the same response trotted out each time 'we thought it would be better', when so many of us are clearly saying it isn't better. I'm comparig with googleclassroom at the moment and that allows assignments anywhere. This is a significant issue. The third party tool offered in channels looks cumbersome and requires me to hand over permission to a lot of things I would prefer not to, so not a solution. I presume there is some design issue that makes it tricky? Sort it out please.
04-19-2020 01:11 PM
04-21-2020 07:33 PM
04-21-2020 07:33 PM
hello, could you please tell me some add-on apps that i can give assignments in my private channel. thank you
04-21-2020 08:33 PM
04-23-2020 06:56 AM
Hi @Jim Federico, Hello Everyone;
Our school moved from Google Classroom to MS Teams. Our teachers quickly echoed the above sentiments where "assignments can only be created in the general classroom. And it is not clear how assignments can be associated with a particular class."
Could the issue be that (at a minimum):
1) As an educator: I do not mind creating a New Assignment under the General Tab
2) As an educator: When a New Assignment is created, I would like for MS-Teams to please 'Announce' this on both:
2.a) The General Stream/Tab and on
2.b) The Tab for the particular class (.e.g if the assignment pertains to math class, it is announced in that math class' stream).
3) As a student, I would like to see all assignments pertaining to me, that are due etc...
4) As a student, I would like to see the order in which my assignments are due
4) As a student, I would like to see to which each assignment pertains
As a student, I may be in Kindergarten or Grade 1 and not necessarily in the higher grades. This means my User-Experience and User-Interface needs are different from students at higher grade levels. It further means that as a student my UI and UX needs are different than those of an adult in the corporate world.
I see that categories were a suggested solution. I will give this a try. In the interim would you know off the top of your head which additional complement of tools/features would be able to help achieve the above. And at the same time what changes does Microsoft have in mind for improving the UX here.
04-30-2020 01:53 AM
Hi @Jim Federico and everyone else.
My school has app. 100 boarding students of the same age, who are cross-mixed into different classes and activities according to their needs and wishes. Our ambition is to add them all to one team and create private channels for each class or activity. This is only feasible if it is possible to tag a channel in assignments. We cant pick out the specific names for every assignment, and we can't give all assignments to all students.
I would suggest simply adding a 'channel' search just like the name search, or perhaps the ability to add channels as well as names, when chossing to whom to assign the assignment.
This solution is related to former suggestion of tagging a subset of students, but is simpler and would solve the problem.
05-01-2020 12:46 PM
05-01-2020 12:58 PM
@stedmana I absolutely concur with your experience. I call it "Team sprawl" and in a school of only 770 students and 90 teachers we have already ended up with over 1500 teams. Very quickly becoming unmanageable.
I can reduce 50 or more teams into 3 if MS would facilitate assignments in channels. In a team with over 200 students it is time consuming for the teachers to set assignments to specific sets of pupils. We can't even speed the process up by using tags or better still groups.
Its creating lots of stress at a stressful time for what looks to be a relatively trivial change..
05-04-2020 06:26 AM
05-06-2020 01:12 PM
@Jim Federico WE have a team who tutor our TY transition year group. Each of us in a Tutor role, but I have tried to make one team with each class group in a channel.
This works in my head in that general announcements can be put in the general channel, but for anything requiring submission to a tutor I was hoping to put into their class channel under an assignments tab. This way the Tutor can keep their class submissions separate and an tick them off against a class list rather than sifting through all 105 students.
05-17-2020 07:23 AM
05-25-2020 10:36 AM
@Jim Federico I have created a team for a class and under that team I have channels for groups within the class. It would be great if assignment would be added to the channel to an assignment could be assigned to a channel and not just individual students.
This would make it easy when giving group assignments. Also it would be great to have the possibility of annotating assignments submitted in pdf.
These features make the teacher's workflow easier.
05-28-2020 06:06 PM
I am surprised if not appalled that it has been two years and this question still stands where it was. It seems that such a trivial issue is forcing people to move away from teams instead of shifting to it. Anyways, I really hope they make it possible to allow adding the assignment tab to every channel.
05-29-2020 06:15 AM
06-09-2020 01:38 PM
I am a professor teaching electrical engineering and we are planning to switch tom steams soon. Regarding the philosophy behind not allowing an assignments tab in created channels and having this app work in a more centralized fashion.. Even though this is the philosophy adopted by Microsoft from their point of view, I still think that they should allow the educator the choice and option to design their virtual classroom with the highest degree of freedom. Not all courses and teaching institutions are the same and this means forcing one philosophy of doing things is very limiting and a bit narrow-minded.
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