Teams: Choosing a Team Type

Summary

This article describes the different types of Microsoft Teams available to choose from when creating a new Team. It includes information about how each type functions and what it is best used for based on class scenario, the Professional Learning Community, the staff, and collaborations.

 

Content

When creating a new Team, use the information provided to choose which Team type best suits your requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Professional Learning Community (PLC) Staff Other
Teachers and students collaborating on group projects, assignments, and more. Educators collaborating within a professional learning community. Examples: academic department, grade band, or group working on a shared goal. Staff leaders and staff members collaborating on school administration and development. Students and school employees collaborating in interest groups and clubs.
Teachers are team owners and add students as team members. Educators form the team and other educators join the team. Staff leaders are team owners and add staff members as team members. Students and school employees collaborating in interest groups and clubs.
Teachers moderate student conversations and who can post where. Students only have write permission in certain areas. Educators share equal read-write permissions. Staff leaders control posting settings. Staff members only have write permission in certain areas. Team members share equal read-write permissions unless the team owner(s) alter the settings.

Class Notebook

Assignments

Conversations

Files

Video and audio calls

Chat(if enabled)

Pinning new tabs with documents or sites like Microsoft Forms

OneNote notebook

Conversations

Files

Meetings

Video and audio calls

Chat(if enabled)

Pinning new tabs with documents or sites

Staff Notebook

Conversations

Files

Meetings

Video and audio calls

Chat(if enabled)

Pinning new tabs with documents or sites

OneNote notebook

Conversations

Files

Meetings

Video and audio calls

Chat(if enabled)

Pinning new tabs with documents or sites

Assign, track, and review student work

Export grades

Collaborate and communicate in the classroom

Make announcements

Administer quizzes and polls

Work in student groups

Share and organize rich content

Invite virtual experts into the classroom

Collaborate in professional learning communities

Communicate

Make announcements

Share work

Organize virtual or face-to-face meetings

Work in smaller groups

Share and organize content

Oversee professional development, staff, and administrative goals

Communicate

Make announcements

Share content and progress reports

Work in smaller groups

Organize virtual or face-to-face meetings

Collaborate and communicate with team members

Make announcements

Share content

Organize virtual or face-to-face meetings

Work in smaller groups

 

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Details

Article ID: 2180
Created
Thu 3/12/20 4:32 PM
Modified
Tue 11/29/22 12:29 PM
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