Audience: Franklin University instructors.
Disclaimer: The results and functionality of the following article only apply to the audience listed above.
- Setup: Microsoft Teams for Your Course
- 1 on 1 Meetings and Office Hours
- Collaboration and Group Project Work
Setup: Microsoft Teams for Your Course
Teams can be requested as a collaboration space for your course.
1. For best practices, and for signup instructions, please see the following link: click here
- A faculty, adjunct, or staff login is required to view the content of the link above.
2. After access is granted, please see the following instructions for finishing the Teams setup in your course: click here
1 on 1 Meetings and Office Hours
Scheduling a 1-on-1 Teams meeting with a student
1. Go to the calendar app in Teams.
2. Click the dropdown arrow next to the New meeting button and select Schedule meeting.
3. After the meeting details are filled out and sent to the student (add the student as attendees to the meeting), the meeting will be added to your Teams calendar. Upon opening the meeting invite, you will see an option to join the meeting when ready.
Video or Audio-only calls through chat
1. Go into the Chat feature in Teams.
2. Find your recent chat session with the student. If you have not chatted with them yet, use this icon to start a new chat session and type in their email address to find them.
3. After the chat is established, you will see this icon to start a call with them. Students will also see these icons if they wish to call you.
Collaboration and Group Project Work
There are a few options for students to collaborate in the Teams space environment. If you wish to have them collaborate where you can view this collaboration, you can do one of the following:
Create Channels (Public and Private Channels)
You can create as many public and/or private channels as are needed. To create a channel, right click on your Teams more option menu (3 dots to the right of the team name) and select Add channel. It is suggested that you have the channel show up in everyone's channel list.
Upon naming the channel, you can also select the permission. If you make it a private channel, it will not show up for students unless they have been granted access to that channel.
Private channels have lock icons next to them.
Students can use this icon to add files for sharing and collaboration in their posts, replies, and chats.
Sometimes students may comment that they are unable to collaborate on a file shared by you or another student. Please note that by default, files are shared in view-only mode. To allow those in the chat to edit a file that you are sharing, when posting the file to be shared please click on the message People in this chat with the link can view. This will open a menu to allow others to be able to edit and collaborate on the file.
Student Group Private Chat
If you do not need to be involved in direct group collaboration for a project, students can also start a private chat amongst themselves for groupwork. For student instructions on this, please see this guide.