What is it? #
Teams offers a range of O365 tools integrated in one place bringing together conversations, content and apps such as OneNote notebooks to enhance collaboration between groups of learners such as classes.
Different types of Team are available: Class, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Staff and Anyone. Find out more about different types of Teams.
Why would I use Teams? #
Class Teams provides a collaborative space to help distribute tasks and resources to pupils. Pupils can then update and return these materials or upload other evidence of learning to share with their teacher or fellow pupils. Teachers have a collated view of this evidence and can provide formative feedback from a single point.
Class Teams provide a Conversations area to support learning and a Files section to share materials. They also come with a OneNote Class notebook and the ability to add additional content.
Features of Teams in Glow #
- Teachers can create Teams; pupils cannot
- Teachers can search for other users and engage in private messaging with other staff; pupils cannot search or private message
- Teachers can schedule or initiate ad-hoc web conferences; pupils cannot. Pupils can take part using the desktop or mobile app in meetings scheduled by teachers
- Teachers can edit and delete their own messages and delete messages in Teams they own; pupils can only edit or delete messages they create (this setting can be changed by Team Owners)
- School Data Sync (SDS) is not currently enabled in Glow. Class Team membership that was previously managed via SDS can continue to be updated using the options outlined in the Class Team membership section.
- Teachers are owners/admin of all Teams they create. Some guidance on moderation is outlined in the Hints & Tips section.
- You may be creating and using Teams to encourage collaboration or run webinars and other online events. It’s worth being aware that by default all Teams will be created as Private. We would advise that you should not change a Team to Public unless there is a very good reason to do so as this will allow all Glow users to find and join the Team with no owner approval. This will mean staff and learners in Glow may then be able to access files or join meetings in your Team without you intending them to have access. Microsoft Help – Changing a Team’s privacy status
- Should I Make my Microsoft Team Public? guidance poster:
The All About Teams course introduces teachers to the basics of Teams.
Get started with using teams for teaching and learning with Meet Microsoft Team Guide for Educators.
- Microsoft Educator Center Transform Learning with Microsoft Teams
- Visit the O365 Teams Yammer Group for help and support.
- Step through these introductory modules for Teams in the Microsoft Educator Center
- Microsoft Teams Course – All about Teams (presenter-led training)
- Technical help – Step by step guides available from Microsoft Teams help resources
- Microsoft Teams Getting Started Guide for Educators
- Microsoft Teams Video Training
Technical checks #
In order to use Microsoft Teams, ensure both the FQDN and IP Address endpoints are reachable.