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Manage assignments on a mobile device

Manage assignments on a mobile device

Microsoft Teams for Education allows users to post messages, check notifications, open files, and manage their assignments from their iOS or Android mobile devices. Once inside the Assignments tab, teachers can create and save assignments, while students can attach and turn in their work.

Don't have the Microsoft Teams mobile app yet? You can get it here.

Navigate to your assignments

View your assignments for a class from inside the General channel.

  1. Select the Teams icon and navigate to your desired class.

  2. Select the General channel.

  3. Select Tabs, then Assignments.

Tip: Use the search icon on your mobile app to search for an assignment by keyword. When a new assignment is created, a post appears in the General channel and students are notified in their Activity section. They can follow these notifications to navigate to the assignment's details.

Sort your assignments

By default, the list of assignments will snap to today's date. Scroll up or down to view assignments in the past or future. 

  •  On a mobile phone, tap Go to today to return to today's date.

    Student view of assignment list on a mobile device.

  • On a tablet, toggle between the line and square icons to browse your assignments by list or week view. Tap Go to today to return to today's date.

    Student view of a list of assignments on a tablet.

Teacher view on mobile

Teachers can create, edit, and delete assignments using their Microsoft Teams mobile app. Each assignment card displays how many students have turned in work so far, or if the assignment is in Draft state. 

Note: At this time, the ability to review assignments is not available on smaller mobile devices but is available on larger devices such as tablets. Support for reviewing assignments in landscape mode for iPad is coming soon.

Tap an assignment card to open it and view assignment details.

  • To edit an assignment, tap the More options ... icon and select Edit. Tap Update to save your changes when you're finished.

  • To delete an assignment, tap the More options ... icon and select Delete.

  • To create a new assignment, tap the Add button.

    Tap the Add button to create a new assignment in the Microsoft Teams mobile app.

    Scroll to enter your assignment's details, such as its title, due date, and points possible. Attach any reference materials or specify a worksheet or blank file for your students to turn in. When you're finished, select Assign. This will notify your students that a new assignment has been added.

    Tap Assign to create an assignment.

Student view on mobile

Students can keep track of their assignments and turn them in using the mobile app. Each assignment card appears on its due date. The state at the top of the card indicates if the assignment is Turned in, Reviewed, Past due, or Not turned in.

Tap an assignment card to open it and view assignment details.

  • To turn in an assignment, open the assignment and attach any work by tapping the Add button under My work. Tap Turn in. Your turn-in will be recorded with a time and date stamp.

  • To add new work to an assignment you've already turned in, open it, update your work, and tap Turn in again.

    Select Turn in to turn in your assignment from a mobile device.

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