3 Strengths of Teams as a Teaching Platform

It is designed for collaboration – In other platforms, collaboration often needs to be painstakingly designed by the instructor, Teams allows for groups to gather quickly and work together using a chat-style interface, supplemented by live meetings and dedicated file storage.

 

It allows you to use the power of the Microsoft infrastructure. If this appeals to you, the ability to integrate Outlook, Word, OneNote, Excel, and Planner could lead to a very powerful tool. This would also develop workforce-ready skills for your students as comfort in each of these tools can be useful in their future careers.

 

It allows for adaptation – A traditional learning management system (LMS) is meant for the instructor to create and control the learning environment. Teams can allow for more student control on learning.

 

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Teaching with MSTeams by Dave Cormier; Anas Al-Chalabi; Bailey Csabai; Chris Nardone; Devin Wacheski; Elijah Annoh-Waithe; Jykee Pavo; Laura Small; Lawrence Villacorte; Lorenzo Pernasilici; Marianne Kantati; Mikayla Bornais; Mitchel Macmillan; Mohamed Eldabagh; Nafeesa Sohail; Norman Ha; Tariq Al-Rfouh; and Kristen Swiatoschik is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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