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Office 365 – Teams

Unleash the power of your team

Resource Type: Collaboration Platform
Supported by: GMIT, IT Sligo & LYIT

Unified communications platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. The service integrates with Office 365 subscription office productivity suite and features extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products.

Recommended by our Digital Champions:
I have used Teams in my teaching practice in Higher Ed for the past few years. It is an excellent tool for groupwork, where students share and collaborate on files together eg group project report, share work/ideas and engage in peer learning in a secure private project workspace. I have used Teams for student projects in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year projects and find it very useful to identify student’s engagement and contribution with project work. Another excellent use of TEAMS is the online meeting facility that students can use to meet virtually to discuss project ideas and progress. Teams is also a tool that can be used to deliver online classes to your students
Annette Cosgrove
Annette Cosgrove
ATU Galway-Mayo

Related Digital Story

Ease of Use
The tool has a user-friendly interface and it is easy for instructors and students to become skillful with in a personalized and intuitive manner.
Media Rich & Flexible Features
The tool promotes a mix of forms for learners (audio, visual, textual) but is limited in its ability to provide non-sequential, flexible/adaptive engagement with material
Mobile Design & Functionality
The tool can be accessed either via app or a mobile browser, regardless of the mobile operating system and device. Design of the mobile tool fully takes into consideration the constraints of a smaller-sized screen and has full functionality.
Integration / Embedding with Moodle
The tool can be embedded within Moodle, perhaps with with limited functionality, but can not be fully integrated.
Support / Help
Technical support exists on campus through the normal support channels.
The tool has easy-to-use features that would significantly improve an instructor’s ability to be present with learners via active management, monitoring, engagement, and feedback
Learning Analytics
Instructor can monitor learners’ performance on limited measures; or data is not presented in a format that is easily interpreted
Enhancement of Cognitive Tasks
The tool enhances engagement in targeted cognitive task(s) that were once overly complex or inconceivable through other means
Metacognitive Engagement
Through the tool, learners can regularly receive formative feedback on learning (i.e. they can track their performance, monitor their improvement, test their knowledge)
The tool has the capacity to support a community of learning through both asynchronous and synchronous opportunities for communication, interactivity, and transfer of meaning between users
Sign Up / Sign In
Use of the tool does not require the creation of an external account or additional login, such that no personal user information is collected and shared.
Archiving, Saving, and Exporting Data
Users can archive, save, or import and export content or activity data in a variety of formats
User-focused Participation
The tool is designed to address the needs of diverse users, their various literacies, and capabilities, thereby widening opportunities for participation in learning in line with local accessibility policy.
Cost of Use
All aspects of the tool can be used free of charge.
This resource is supported by GMIT, IT Sligo & LYIT

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