The conversations feature inside of Microsoft Teams allows teachers and students to communicate and collaborate on a digital platform. This provides a great way to engage students in class discussions and ask questions, as well as post announcements.
- One of the defining features of Microsoft Teams…is the Conversations tab.…Teams is a powerful communication platform,…which allows you to engage students in discussions,…keep students informed, give them a place to ask questions,…and much more.…It essentially gives everyone in the class a voice…and extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom.…Let's take a look at how to use the Conversations tab.…Now first of all, in every channel…there is a Conversations tab…that allows you and your students to post messages.…Right now, I'm inside of my Biology 101 class,…and I'm on the General channel.…
Remember that this is typically the channel…that a bulk of the communication will be done…when it's directed towards the entire class.…From here, I can enter in a message or update my class…by going to the bottom, clicking in here,…and it says "Start a new conversation…"or use an at mention to mention someone."…I'm going to navigate to another channel, however,…where I set up a sample communication…or sample conversation here.…
Join Oliver Schinkten as helps you get started using Microsoft Teams for your classroom. He shows how to organize your class and classwork using channels and tabs, and then demonstrates how to add and manage learning activities. He covers working with students, the grading process, and communicating using meetings and chat sessions. He also explains how to integrate with OneNote Notebooks to create lessons plans that can be quickly disseminated to students.
- Accessing Microsoft Teams
- Creating a class
- Customizing class settings
- Adding students to a class
- Adding tabs and channels
- Adding resources using connectors
- Chatting with students
- Managing student communication
- Starting a meeting
- Getting alerts about activities
- Sharing files and resources
- Distributing and grading assignments