In light of the COVID- 19 situation in the UK resulting in nationwide school closures, many schools have been forced to provide remote learning platform for all pupils and many have chosen to implement Microsoft Teams for Schools or Google Classroom. Microsoft Teams for Education is a quick, easy to deploy platform that is perfectly suited for the education sector. Best of all it’s free for schools and universities who already use the Microsoft 365 for Education package.

Microsoft Teams for Education enables Teachers to continue to promote learning in a virtual classroom aside from their normal classroom environment.  They can easily communicate with students, host virtual learning webinars, host Team Meetings with unlimited pupils and store easily accessible files. Teachers can also collaborate and work alongside pupils on documents at the same time to create that sense that even though teachers and students are apart, you are both still in close contact with each other.

The Microsoft Teams for Education application fully integrates with the common applications your pupils are used to; such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams can conveniently be accessed by Phone, Tablet, Desktop or Browser, meaning students and teachers alike can use it any time of the day in any location.


How can you get Microsoft Teams for your School?

Microsoft Teams for Education comes as standard with every Office 365 for Education license, including the free version. Teams is super accessible for all schools and educational establishments. Office 365 for Education includes the standard applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams, as well as Sharepoint (document storage), Flow, Stream (video), Forms (surveys) and more.

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What are the benefits of using Microsoft Teams for Education?

Microsoft Teams provides a familiar interactive environment for your digitally native students that is both engaging and fun. There are many ways for students to communicate with Teachers and their peers using real time text chat, video, voice and fun emojis, gifs and stickers. Teachers can also easily setup assignments within Teams.

Microsoft Teams are continually upgrading and adding new features to insure the service is accessible and easy to use.

Teachers can ensure that Microsoft Teams promotes a safe, productive and engaged learning environment by maintaining full control of communication. This includes the ability to share content with specific groups of people or specific students or setting up private Teams to communicate with staff only. Teachers can also specify user permissions to gain even greater control such as; Preventing students from emailing the entire class or certain individuals.

What are the benefits of Microsoft Teams for Teachers?

Teachers can easily stream Teams Live events to their entire class at the click of a link. Students can interact and ask questions throughout and share a recording of the presentation and relevant material afterwards.

Teams will enable you to have full visibility of what students are working on, where they are up to and what they are chatting about to others. Because of the chat feature, Teachers using Teams for Education report a higher percentage of peer to peer learning than in the typical classroom environment. The majority of questions asked by students on Teams are quickly answered by other students, saving you time but also instilling a deeper level of learning.

Students can send you their completed work within Teams and you are then able to provide instant feedback or collaborate on the document with them if they require some additional guidance.

How to implement Teams for Education

If you are considering implementing Microsoft Teams and moving to a virtual classroom setup within your educational establishment, our Microsoft Teams Consultants can advise you how to roll it out, what training you will require and provide consultancy around best practice and governance.

We also provide the following services;

  • End to end deployment and migration services including implementation requirements, planning considerations, permissions, Microsoft Teams Installation and setup
  • Bespoke user adoption training for both teachers and students within your educational establishment
  • Integration Consultancy with SharePoint Online for document storage, Exchange Online and Microsoft Business Voice.
  • Backup and document management solutions

    How much is Teams for Education?

    Microsoft Teams is available to you now…

    Did you know that Microsoft Teams is included with every Office 365 for Education package including the free version?

    Many schools already have the Office 365 for Education package but are not using it to its full potential. The Office 365 for Education package includes: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, SharePoint (document storage), Flow, Form, Sway and Microsoft Teams.

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    Useful Microsoft Teams for Education webinars

    If you are considering using Microsoft Teams for your school college or university, please get in touch for more information.  There are a whole host of useful webinars that Microsoft have created for Teachers to enable them to get the most from the Application. These cover a wide range of topics.

    Online classes & lectures with all your students
    Online meetings with student groups or anyone via their email
    IT Admins – Online education and business continuity​

    Infinity Group also provide specialist IT Support for Schools.

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