#TeamsTip: 5 Must See Teams Announcement Features

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Looking for a way to draw attention to content in Microsoft Teams posts? Try using Announcements!

Announcements will create a large banner at the top of the post and instantly draw attention to the information. This is a great way to announce an upcoming test or project or even to post an upcoming meeting link.

Check out this video on how to create an Announcement.

But wait… There’s more!

Here are 5 Must See Teams Announcement Features!

#1 Post to Multiple Channels

Click Post to Multiple Channels to post announcements to multiple channels across all of your Teams. Yes, that means you can post the same announcement in your other Teams!

#2 Mark as Important

Mark announcements with a red bar down the left hand side of the post and a red exclamation point ❗

#3 Save Post

Click the ellipsis > save the message to save the message. Click your image in the top right corner to view saved messages 🙌

#4 Copy link & Share to Outlook

Click the ellipsis > share to Outlook to email the announcement to contacts, groups, or contact lists.

#5 Insert a Poll or Quiz

Add a Microsoft Form to your Announcement and see results in real time in the post.

Click the ellipsis >more actions >create a new poll

Check out this Jenallee video to see how to incorporate these features into your Teams post.

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Jeni Long and Sallee Clark are Instructional Technologists with Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD. This dynamic duo, known as #Jenallee, is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible & fun for all! Between the two of them, they have presented across the 26 schools in their district, at their Regional Education Service Center, FETC, TCEA, TCEA for Tots, & Central America. They are both MIE Experts, MIE Trainers, Ed to the Max Consultants, and Flipgrid Ambassadors. Jeni has served in education for 20 years as a 6th grade Math Teacher, 7-12 ELA Curriculum Specialist, Technology Integration Specialist and a Science Curriculum Specialist. Sallee has served in education for 14 years as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Elementary Librarian, K-12 District Librarian, & Instructional Technologist.


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