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Instructional Technology

Articles about the systems we support that expand learning inside and outside the classroom.


  • Teams for Courses | Articles related directly to using Teams as a Learning Management System for courses or class-type Teams for internships, advising, majors and other guided learning groups.
  • Teams General Use | Articles related to the general use of Teams for meetings, department file sharing and collaboration, communicating with groups as well as managing access and developing a Team site.


  • Creating a Poll

    Creating a poll before class 1. In the channel where you want to create the poll, click the ellipses under the text box. 2. In the pop-up menu, click Forms . You may need to search fo...

    Last Modified: 1/24/2023
  • Add a member or owner to your Team
    Instructors and Team owners have the ability to add or remove members from their team, including      Students     Instructors     Guests  Adding Students to your Class Go to your course in
    Last Modified: 1/24/2023
  • Polls for meetings
    Polls can be added as a Tab in meetings to create and launch pre created or on the fly questions for participants. Go to a scheduled meeting and click the "+" on the Tabs row, then select Polls from
    Last Modified: 1/24/2023
  • Assignment Default Presets
    This article contains recommendations for review default presets in your Team and how to adjust them to your preferences.  The best practice is to review these presets before creating any assignments ...
    Last Modified: 1/20/2023
  • Making Effective Requests for Technology Support
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    Last Modified: 1/13/2023
  • Teams Frequently Asked Questions
    Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about Teams
    Last Modified: 1/13/2023
  • Manage Access: Copy to vs. Move to
    This article shares how to use Manage Access in SharePoint to create layers of privacy and access to files and folders for your Teams. Manage Access options Navigate to Manage Access in SharePoint De...
    Last Modified: 1/10/2023
  • Files tab for storing and sequencing class materials
    A common practice among faculty at Hendrix is to keep all course materials in clearly sequenced folders in the Files tab on the General channel (although not necessarily in the Class Materials folder....
    Last Modified: 1/10/2023
  • Teams Course Prep Sequence
    This article is a collection of links to outline a basic sequence of steps when starting or migrating your course Team.  Articles may also note common practices.  Common practices are not requirements...
    Last Modified: 1/10/2023
  • Archive an old or unused Team
    If you want to remove a Team from your Active teams, but don't want to delete it entirely, you can Archive it.  This is especially useful when combining classes with multiple sections and you want to ...
    Last Modified: 12/19/2022