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What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams for Education is an online space designed for conversation and collaboration. In this space, instructors can organize and share class materials, create opportunities for engagement and collaboration, and have conversations with students.   Common uses...

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Research-enriched Teaching (RET)

With research-enriched teaching, students actively engage in a research process, creative activity, or knowledge translation activity. This can all be done online, and can be done in collaboration with community. The following are some strategies to support RET in an...

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Group Projects

Start managing group projects in CourseSpaces or Brightspace (starting Fall) by organizing your students into groups. After you make groups, you can: Set up a Group Discussion in Brightspace to give students a place to connect and discuss their group work...

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Host a live lecture or meeting

Use Zoom or Microsoft Teams to host a live class, meeting, or discussion. Zoom is a videoconferencing tool that serves as a virtual classroom. It provides a range of tools for online lectures, class engagement, and collaboration. This includes guest lectures and panel...

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How do I take a poll in Teams to engage students?

Polls are often used as ways to get a visual representation of students’ engagement in Teams. To start a poll, navigate to the channel you would like to take a poll in, and open the chat box to start a new message. at the bottom of the text box, click the Forms icon....

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How do I use Teams with Brightspace?

We recommend using Brightspace as your primary online hub for your course. Direct students to Teams from Brightspace by adding the team link to your Brightspace site. To get the team link, go to the team name, click the ellipses, and select Get link to team. Copy this...

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