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2021 Anywhere Anytime Learning: Using Teams


Applications of Teams and Student Skill Development

Teams is a secure Video Conferencing platform for Remote Learning designed for education. Videos recorded in the Teams environment are collected and stored in accordance with Australian laws and child safe practices. The teacher can control which staff and/or students have access to the Teams Videos through Stream. 

Teams is useful for the enabling the following skills:

Communication skills - teachers communicate lesson intention at the beginning of the lesson via and student communicate face-to-face.

Thinking skills - teachers can capture student thinking and teach at point of need.

Social skills - teachers and student enhance their social skills through live chat and video in an online environment.

Self Management skills - Students learn to manage their behaviour in an online setting.

overview of Teams Skills

Teams Tutorials

1. How to mark the role in Teams

2.How to create a class in Teams

3. Linking a Team to Onenote

3. How to Share and load file using Teams

Marking the Roll - MS Teams

Creating a Class Team

linking a Team to a Onenote

uploading and sharing files in teams

Access Course Master Team

Child Safe Framework

Key Practices

School leadership teams are encouraged to establish clear and safe practices for times when students and/or staff may be in their homes and interacting online in order to facilitate learning. They should establish/remind staff, students and parents of online communication protocols. Protocols need to include strategies to ensure natural surveillance and unpredictable interruptions to the online environment. The following may be considered in the development of protocols:

Communication must be on school agreed platforms, take place at appropriate times and be limited to interactions related to student learningOnline conferencing should be for groups not individuals


If conferencing online use blurring to mask backgrounds for staff and students or use screen capture to illustrate learning. Alternatively use audio rather than video conferencing.

When recording video lessons in a non-school environment to upload for students, use blurring to mask background or use screen capture to illustrate learning.

Individual messaging must be on appropriate and agreed school monitored tools (eg SEQTA direct messages) to address learning related questions.

As per the Code of Conduct, staff must rep’ort to the Principal, behaviour that is not in keeping with the Code

The Servite Process



Using PowerPoint to create a custom Announcement Banner Graphic for Microsoft Teams

Using the Assignment Function


Teams Assessments and Projects
Quick How-to guide for on using Microsoft TEAMs Assignments by Ryan Wiles

New Tips


Teams How To

Teams Video Calls



Possible MS Teams Scenarios

Student misbehaving on live video

If a student does not comply with expected behavior whilst using MS Teams Video you can make the student an attendee. This limits their ability to show their screen, adjust the meeting settings but still allows the students to use their microphone and video at your request.

Student goes missing throughout the lesson

To avoid off-task behaviour or students going AWOL check in with the students at the beginning of the lesson, ask students how they are progressing through the lesson and wrap-up at completion of the lesson.

Setting expectations on Teams

  1. Set expectations before starting the Live Video. Your expectations can be posted on the Class Teams. 
  2. Let the students know when you are going to start.
  3. Let the students know what you are going to cover.
  4. Deliver the video lesson.
  5. Let the student know how to ask questions; on the post, via chat (one-one-one) or via video?