Microsoft Teams is an online collaboration tool. It supports video meetings, shared document editing, collaborative workspaces and integrates with common Office 365 apps such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote
In the context of education, a class is a team. Students are members of the team along with their teacher(s). Teachers can manage the class team to share content with students, issue and mark assignments, post important announcements. Students can contact their teacher(s), access their OneNote notebook, use Office 365 apps to engage in collaboration and discussion.
Quick Start guide for Students
Downloading the App for Desktop and Mobile
There are Teams apps available allowing access from a wide range of devices including mobile devices.
How to Access Teams
Teams can be accessed through Glow, the Scottish online learning platform. Teams can be added to your personal Glow launch pad as well as being accessible from any Office 365 online app, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel or OneDrive.
How to join a Team
Joining a team is just a case of entering the join code given to your by your teacher. The video below shows the steps to join a team.
How to Complete Assignments in Teams
Assignments are work issued by a teacher for students to complete and hand in. Assignments can include a document to edit, resources to read or support materials, and instructions as to how the task should be completed.
Once the assignment has been returned by the teacher, feedback and marks can be viewed.