Create an assignment in Microsoft Teams

Create assignments for your students in Microsoft Teams. Manage due dates, instructions, scores, and more in the Assignments tab.

  1. Navigate to the General channel under the desired classroom, and then select Assignments.

    Select the Assignments tab in the General channel.
  2. Select the New assignment button.

    Select New Assignment
  3. Enter a title for this assignment—this is required. Your title will appear on the assignment card in the weekly assignment view.

    Enter a title for this assignment
  4. Provide more information for the assignment. The following steps are optional:

    • Add additional instructions

    • Attach reference materials such as a Class Notebook page, web links, or PDFs

    • Specify a blank Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document you’d like your students to turn in. This will create an identical blank document for every student. Note: If you'd like to assign a Class Notebook page during this step, add the page to your Content Library or Collaboration Space first. You'll be prompted to choose a destination section in your students' notebooks.

    • Select a due date or time

    • Select late turn-in if you’ll allow students to turn in this assignment late. Late turn-ins must be allowed for assignments with Class Notebook pages.

    • Select the amount of points this assignment is worth, if any. You can use points on any number-based scale including whole numbers of 100 and set your own denominator. Examples: 88/100 or decimals 3.7/4.0.

  5. Select Assign. Your students will be notified of the new assignment. A card will also appear in the Conversation tab of the General channel with the due date and a link to the assignment's details.

  6. Select Discard to discontinue work on this assignment or Save as draft to return to the assignment and edit it later.

Note: Select the Expansion icon (diagonal, double sided arrow) to enter full-screen mode.

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