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Instructional Technology

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


  • Teams for Courses | Information for working in Microsoft Teams for Education. This covers Class Teams and Staff Teams, as well as chat and teleconferencing.
  • Teams General Use


  • Manage Access for files and folders in SharePoint
    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: 7/5/2022
  • Create an Assignment
    Create assignments for your students in Microsoft Teams
    Last Modified: 7/5/2022
  • Forms Quiz include link to rubric after submission of work
    Automatically release a rubric or solutions document to a student following submission of homework or quiz, using Customized Thank You message in Forms.  In preparation for this, you will need to use ...
    Last Modified: 6/30/2022
  • Assignments: Maximizing instructions field
    When creating a new Assignment, the Instructions field has a limit of 10,000 characters.  Frequently, you will copy paste instructions into this field from a prepared document. Sometimes you will get ...
    Last Modified: 6/30/2022
  • Overview of Screen Sharing Controls

    While sharing your screen, there will be a control bar located at the top of your screen. The Give control drop down controls who in the meeting has control. The Include system a...

    Last Modified: 6/23/2022
  • Sharing Recordings of Meetings
    If recording has been turned on by any of the meeting participants, the recorded meeting video will be posted to the Team and Channel in which the meeting started. Upon all participants leaving the me...
    Last Modified: 6/23/2022
  • Add Form from past assignment
    Archiving your Team so you can use it and the associated assignments next year.
    Last Modified: 6/22/2022
  • Availability dot in Teams
    Next to each person you will see a colored bubble that indicates their current status.  A green bubble means the person is available for chat.   A yellow clock bubble means the person is away.  A r...
    Last Modified: 6/22/2022
  • Starting a Chat
    To start a chat with someone   Click Chat on the App list on the Dashboard.  Click the New Chat icon   Enter a name in the To  box
    Last Modified: 6/22/2022
  • Chat with Voice, Video, and Screen Sharing
    To do Voice or Video Chat   Start a chat as normal.  At the top right of the Chat Window, click the Video Call, Audio Call, or Start Sharing Your Screen button.
    Last Modified: 6/22/2022