Transitioning Teaching Online – Teaching with Microsoft Teams
Teaching & Learning
Microsoft Teams is an industry-based software that facilitates collaboration, from chat, discussion, team meetings, artefact generation, and project management. As we have transitioned teaching and learning online, we have seen a significant increase in the amount of Microsoft Teams that have been created in this space. As a result, there is a lot of information from many different sources, so we are consolidating this information in one space to support you in your implementation of Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning.
What support is currently available?
- Weekly training sessions on using Microsoft Teams in teaching and learning for the next four weeks (see ‘Whats On?’). These will be facilitated in Microsoft Teams where you will actively experience the different functionality; to do this you will be invited to a Team the day prior to the session.
- Student support resource has been created for you to add as a Tab in Microsoft Teams so students are aware of why they are using Teams and the different functionality within it. It also provides links to additional resources if the student requires further training.
What use cases are available for your review?
- Associate Professor Bardo Fraunholz applied Microsoft Teams to his Project Management unit while it was still being tested. He shares experience of using Microsoft Teams, the benefits and the challenges in the following:
- Rahul Masakorala shares his experience of Microsoft Teams and how this impacted his student experience.
- Dr Amanda White (UTS) explores how she creates more flexibility in the online learning environment and how the Accounting Discipline Group at UTS are approaching the challenges and solutions.
We understand you may be considering the use of Microsoft Teams; the staff support resource is being updated to support your design and showcase different ways in which Microsoft Teams can support collaborative learning in your unit.
Already using Microsoft Teams?
We are gathering information from Unit Chairs and teaching staff that are currently using Microsoft Teams in their teaching and learning so we can showcase the different use cases. If you would like to share your experience, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.