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Everything New in Microsoft Teams Assignments – Bonus Episode with Microsoft Education

August 8, 2021

In this episode, Microsoft Education product manager Mike Tholfsen joins to share lots of updates to Assignments in Microsoft Teams. You’ll hear what is new in this powerful tool, including social-emotional learning and formative assessment connections.

Microsoft Teams Assignments

Today’s episode is all about Microsoft Teams and Assignments in Teams, and I’m excited to have Microsoft Education product manager Mike Tholfsen join in today. I have known Mike for several years and you might remember how Mike joined in for a bonus episode this past June all about Reading Progress. Let’s dive into the conversation around everything new in MS Teams Assignments!

Hear what is new in this powerful tool, including social-emotional learning and formative assessment connections.

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MS Teams Updates

  • First, choose a few new features to explore.
  • Next, try adding one or two to your routine.
  • Then, ask students for feedback with the Reflect app.
  • Finally, try out the Whiteboard tool on your next call.

Sponsored by Microsoft Education

This episode is sponsored by Microsoft Education and I’m so excited to partner with them this summer. Have you seen all of the new updates in Microsoft Teams? I love the new Reflect for Assignments that lets students share how they are feeling and think about their emotions. This is just one of the dozens of updates to Microsoft Teams. Head to to find out more about Microsoft Teams and all of the new updates! You can also send me a DM on Instagram while you’re listening to this episode and I’ll send you the link.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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