Using MS Teams
Using MS Teams alongside your face-to-face delivery has a number of benefits including:
A great resource that you can use in order to communicate with your students is Microsoft Teams. This is easy to set up and you can do it using your student account. You can find a PDF with instructions below.
A good way to encourage engagement from your students is to personalise your Teams space. This is a good thing to do early on! Below we have listed a couple of ways to do this:
Teams acts as a sharepoint between the members of your seminar group as well as being a platform for you to host your PAL sessions.
You can share a file with the other members of your group so that they can access, view, and edit by following these instructions:
Go to your channel > go to the 'Files' tab > 'Upload' > Upload files/folder > Select your attachment and click ‘open’ > Your file should now appear as a shared file for members of your channel to edit in this tab.
From your first PAL Session, it is a good idea to set up an etiquette with your students. For example, being respectful in the chat. It is important to have this etiquette as it can help keep your teams an area that everyone feels comfortable in using.
Some of you may have already used Teams for University work, but for those who haven't here are a few tips on how to use it.
There are two ways in which you can access Teams, via the webpage and also as an app. We recommend that you download to app to access Teams, which you can do through this link. Once you have downloaded Teams, you will need to sign in using your Univerity Login.
Please see the sections on this page titled 'An Overview of Teams' and 'Navigating the Toolbar' for more information on the basics of Teams.
Microsoft have published a guide on using Teams specifically for students and people in education: Microsoft Teams education guide.
This guide has more information on signing in, using channels, uploading posts and files, notifications, calls, and the toolbar.