Technology: Microsoft Teams

LX Accessible Content Practices

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Some students might experience barriers when accessing content in your subject. Adding content to your subject sites and learning materials in a certain way can help remove these barriers and create an inclusive and accessible learning environment. We asked our Digital Accessibility Ambassadors – UTS students with lived experience of...

Alternative text: accessible practice

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Alternative text, or “alt text” is a short description or tag added to images found online or in documents. It’s a way of describing images for people who are unable to see them, usually because they have a vision-related disability. It’s generally not visible on the page like a...

Use breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams

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You must be the meeting organiser and use the Teams desktop client to access the breakout rooms option, and to manage breakout rooms and participants. If you want to use breakout rooms, you will either need to start a Meet Now meeting in a standard channel. Calls from chat...

Zoom vs Teams: which tool is best for my online teaching?

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FEATURES ZOOM TEAMS NOTES File sharing No Yes Zoom: Screen annotation feature is also available for host and participantsTeams: Share files in a chat during the meeting. Microsoft Whiteboard available, however, tool options are limited to drawing only (i.e., suits touch screen devices the best) Screen sharing Yes Yes...

Creating online presence

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Communicating effectively online

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Microsoft Teams as a tool for teaching

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In some cases, you may need to engage your students when not in the classroom. Microsoft Teams is a useful and accessible tool for sharing subject materials and learning experiences with students who are studying remotely. Teams can be used to communicate with students, manage and create student groups...

Channels in Microsoft Teams

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To create a channel, you will need to:  Click on the ellipsis menu next to your class’ name and select ‘Add channel’.  Enter a name for the channel and, if desired, a description.  Select the Privacy level – this will determine the accessibility of this channel to the members...

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