In this quick video, Tony shows you how to add assignments in Microsoft Teams to student and teacher calendars.
When you next go to set a task in Assignments in Teams, look for the option to Add assignment to calendars.
Here you have four options:
- None – The default setting and will not add the assignment to any calendar.
- Students only – Only adds the assignment to student calendars.
- Students and me – Adds the assignment to student calendars and your (the teacher) calendar.
- Students and team owners – Adds the assignment to student calendars and any teachers that teach that class.
Once set, the assignment is sent as an event invite to your Outlook mailbox, the same way a Teams meeting, or calendar invite would be sent out.
You can then accept the invite and it will appear on your calendar the day the assignment is set for.
Automatically set up calendar events for assignments.
As it may be difficult to remember to set up calendar invites each time you create an assignment, there is a way to automate this process.
Simply head to the Assignments tab in Teams and hit the cog button to open Assignment Settings.
Under the Calendar section, there is an option to Add future assignments to calendars.
Select your preference from the dropdown menu (None, Students only, Students and me, or Students and team owners).
From now on, all future assignments you set will be sent out as calendar invites to that selected group.
Not only is adding calendar events for assignments a great way to remind you and the students of upcoming homework deadlines, but it can also be useful when planning workloads and help you avoid setting multiple big assignments for the same dates.
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