Teams: Create an Class Assignment

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These are step-by-step instructions on how to create an assignment in Microsoft Team Classroom 

Microsoft Teams Classroom

  1. Open Microsoft 365 by typing O365.uthsc.edu into your browser OR If you have already downloaded Teams onto your computer.
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  2. Click the Microsoft Teams icon or open the Microsoft Teams desktop app or type Teams in your search box.
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  3. Click Teams on the left-hand banner.
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  4. Select Your Team > Click Your Team.

Add Students ​​​​​​

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  1. Click the Add member.
  2. Type the Student Name(s).
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  3. Click Add.
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  4. Click Close.

Create an Assignment in Microsoft Teams

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  1. Click Assignments.
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  2. Click Create.
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  3. Select Assignment or Quiz or From existing.
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  4. Select your Classroom > Click Next.
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  5. Fill out the following:
    1. Title (required) – Enter a title for this assignment - this is required. 

    2. Instructions - Click the instructions box to add instructions and edit them in rich text. 

    3. Add resources - Attach resources to the assignment. You can add up to five files for students to edit. The total number of resources you can add to an assignment is 10, whether editable or non-editable. Read-only reference files can be up to 500 MB in size. Files for students to edit can be up to 50 MB in size. 

    4. Points - Points, rubrics, and grading. Select the amount of points this assignment is worth, if any. You can use points on any number-based scale including whole numbers of 100 and set your own denominator. Examples: 88/100 or decimals 3.7/4.0. 

    5. Add rubric - to add a grading rubric 

    6. Assign to - Choose multiple classes or individual students in one class to assign to 

    7. Don’t assign to students added to this class in the future - Decide if students who join this class in the future should receive this assignment. By default, only students who are in your class now will receive it. To do this, select Edit next to Don't assign students added to this class in the future. Make your selection, and then select Done. 

    8. Date Due - Select due date. You can customize when your assignment will be posted to students and when it will close for turn-ins. By default, no close date will be selected, which allows students to turn in assignments late. 

    9. Assignment will post immediately with late turn-ins allowed. - Edit assignment timeline.  

    10. Time due- Select due time 

    11. Settings - Choose where assignment notifications should post. Choose the channel where you'd like notifications for this assignment to post.  

    12. This allows you to keep student work and discussion organized by unit, topic, or subject. 

    13. To choose a channel to post in, select Edit next to Post assignment notifications to this channel. Assignments will default to posting in the General channel or your selection in Assignments Settings. 

    14. Choose the channel you’d like this assignment notification to post in. Click Done. 

Review the Assignment

  1. Click Grades.
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  3. Click Open student work.