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Teams for Education – new updates

Teams for Education – new updates

Microsoft have posted information about updates to Teams for Edu, which celebrates its second birthday this year.

In summary Microsoft are adding the following new features:

  1. A simplified and focused new design
  2. A gradebook and more time saving tools for teachers
  3. More ways to share with students and a tool to send weekly email updates to parents/guardians  about their child’s progress

Additionally, Microsoft are introducing: GradeSync, which will send grades directly from Teams to your MIS; mobile grading, allowing teachers to work from iOS and Android apps on a mobile device; Turnitin integration facilitating plagiarism checking;  MakeCode  computer science curriculum;  a faster version of assignments; Moodle integration  (LMS); a read only files folder called Class Materials; customised chat settings;  Rubric sharing; assignment categorisation; Safari browser support and access to ThingLink, create and view interactive and 360 images from within  Teams.

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