Microsoft Teams Education Creating Assignment

Create an assignment in Microsoft Teams

Create assignments for your students in Microsoft Teams. Manage assignment timelines, instructions, adding resources to turn in, and more.

  1. Navigate to the General channel in the desired classroom, then select Assignments.
  2. Select Create>Assignment.

    Select Create, then Assignment.

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

    Assignment creator.

Choose multiple classes or individual students in one class to assign to.

Note: Decide if students who join this class in the future should receive this assignment. By default, only students who are in your class now will receive it. To do this, select Edit next to Don't assign students added to this class in the future. Make your selection, and then select Done. 

  • Add additional instructions .
  • Attach resources to the assignment by selecting Add resources.

    During this step, add a document from your personal OneDrive, computer, or create a blank Word (.docx), Excel (.xlsx), or PowerPoint (.pptx) document to hand out to your students.
    The default for the file will be Students can't edit, which means the document is read-only. This is a great option for reference materials.
    Select More options  More options button> Students edit their own copy if you'd like each student to edit their own document and turn it in for a grade.
  • Select a due date and time.

    For more assignment timeline options, select Edit. Here, you can customize when your assignment will be posted to students and when it will close for turn-ins. By default, no close date will be selected, which allows students to turn in assignments late.
  • 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.
  • Select Add rubric to add a grading rubric.
  • Add a category.
  • Sync assignment to Turnitin.
  • Choose the channel where you'd like notifications for this assignment to post. This allows you to keep student work and discussion organized by unit, topic, or subject.

    To choose a channel to post in, select Edit next to Post assignment notifications to this channel. Assignments will default to posting in the General channel for new assignments.

    • Choose the channel you’d like this assignment notification to post in, then Done.

      Choose the channel where you want this assignment notification to post to.5-Select Assign. Your students will be notified of the new assignment on the day you specified and the notification linking to this assignment will post in the channel you selected. 
  • An assignment card in a channel.
    • 6-Select Discard to discontinue work on this assignment or Save to return to the assignment and edit it later.
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