In the last article I showed you simply where to find Teams in Office365 and how to create one. That did not include adding any students, or files, or your Google Drive (no, that’s not a typo) , so we will do that today, on Day 99 of 365 Ideas for Office 365.
One of the last steps in creating a team lets you add a co-teacher and students. You can add students manually by looking them up by last name or student ID number, or skip this for now and let them join by giving them a code.
If you choose to have them add themselves, once you have created the team, next to the name of the team, click on the ellipses then manage team (gear icon) then settings. Click on Team Code, then generate.
Share this with students.
They will click on the Teams tab on the side, then the join or create team button, then enter the code under “Join a team with a code”
You can upload files to the file area when you want to share them with the class/team.
Files added there will be copies of files you upload from your device, OneDrive or Google Drive, and everyone on the team will have editing rights. If you don’t want that, then uploading to the Files tab is not the way you want to share that file. You can share files and documents with students with different permissions by distributing them in an assignment or by adding them to the Class Notebook.
You can also change permissions on files and folders by clicking on “Open in Sharepoint” on the Files tab, but that’s deeper than we’re going here.
For adding files to this area directly from OneDrive, either sync both your OneDrive and the Files area of this Team to your device, or see below under your Google Drive
Adding your Google Drive
Click on the Files tab,
then click on “Add cloud storage”
When you click on Google Drive it will prompt you to log into your Google Drive.
You will then be able to access files in your OneDrive, your Google Drive, files saved on the device you are using, and the shared files in the team all from inside of the team.
When you go to the files area of the Team you will see your Google Drive. Likewise, when you click on the Files icon on the left-hand column of Teams shows you your OneDrive. In other words, don’t worry that other people on the team will see your Google Drive. They won’t. They’ll see their Google Drive.
Files icon- OneDrive and Google Drive
On the left sidebar, one of the icons should be “Files”. If you click there, it normally shows your personal OneDrive, but once you add your Google Drive, that will show up here as well. You can choose any files from those drives and copy them into the Files area of this Team, or any Team you are a part of.
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