Top 5 #TeamsTips for Assignments

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Hey hey, friends! As we have been assisting a large number of teachers with Teams, we have seen a pattern emerge. Teachers are finding these 5 Teams assignment features super handy when organizing lesson content and trying to stay organized and efficient.

Top 5 Teams Assignment Features

#1 Tags

Utilize the add category feature when creating a Teams assignment. This adds quick visual organization to your assignments.

#2 Editable work copy

Add templates to student assignments with resources. Teams can make an editable copy for each student! This makes completing work easy.

Student steps: #1 Click the resource #2 Complete the template #3 Click Turn In

Old school student steps: #1 Go to OneDrive and access shared doc #2 edit the document #3 Go back to Assignment #4 Attach saved file to assignment #5 Turn In

#3 Naming Convention

Create a naming convention for your assignments. This will help you and your students easily understand and locate your assignments.

#4 End/Close date

Due dates are extremely important so that students can plan accordingly. By default, no end/close date is selected. Adding an end/close date will prevent students from turning in assignments past the due date.

#5 Rubrics

Rubrics allow you to customize your grading criteria. You can create rubrics from scratch, save & share rubrics or even upload existing rubrics.

We hope that you have found a new Teams assignment feature that will help you in your classroom! Let us know what your favorite feature is.

Want to learn more? Check out this Jenallee Wakelet for additional tips for creating Teams assignments.


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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