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Online Learning: Teachers

Resource guide for online learning during school closure

1. Generate Meeting Links

Steps Video

Easily schedule class meetings with minimal notifications:

  1. Go to your Teams calendar

  2. Find any meeting instance of your class block. 
  3. Click the block and select Edit
  4. Add a participant to the meeting (or the class group
    **see below**) and Send Update.

  5. Select the meeting again and copy the meeting link
  6. Post the meeting link into the Channel you use for communication with your class.

** To find your class group to invite, begin typing the class
name as it appears in PowerSchool (Subject Grade - Teacher Block)



2. Communicate

Resource Steps
Communication Guidelines for Posts in Teams by Keri-Lee Beasley


  1. Post in the appropriate channel once per week 
    (at a minimum)
  2. Where relevant, include:
    - A title with dates
    - What is the outcome?
    - Where/how is it to be completed?
    - Where can resources be found?
    - When is it due?
  3. Make sure your post:
    - has visual/multimodal elements
    - is organised & linked
    - is purposeful & consistent


3. Host your Class or Mentor Meeting

Steps Video

Host and record your meeting

  1. Go to your Teams calendar
  2. Join the meeting 
  3. Click record
  4. Call in any missing students
  5. Download and take attendance (MS: Powerschool / HS: MyTime)
  6. For more information on Polls / Breakout Rooms / whiteboards
    and other interactivity see:



5. Engage Your Learners

Resources Overview
Engage Students with activities and content online by Kevin Crouch

Engage learners asynchronously

with content and activities. 


  1. Share course materials as links or
    attached files through Teams Posts. 
    Turn deliverables into an assignment
    (see the next section below).

  2. Organize a wide variety of content in
    the OneNote Notebook that is already
    attached to your Class Team.
    ?See this tutorial
    You can also refer students to a curated
    Libguide for the unit.

  3. Use your favourite 3rd party tool
    such as Education Perfect,
    Newsela, Explain Everything,
    FlipGrid, Wakelet, Padlet or
    Nearpod (new) to curate and
    share content and give feedback.  


6. Assign Tasks

Steps Video

How to Assign Tasks

  1. Go to your assignments tab of your team
  2. Create the assignment and select the students
  3. Upload the document where you want the students to work in 
    (a) if work is hand-written or created students can scan using
    Office Lens or take a picture to upload in a powerpoint or document
    (b) assignments in OneNote can also be set through the assignments tab
  4. Create the rubric for the assignment (if applicable)
  5. Set the due date and time (not midnight).
  6. For more information on assignments see:



7. Provide and Seek Feedback

Resources Overview

The feedback cycle

  1. Check the Status column for assignments turned in
  2. Select a box under Feedback to add comments for a student.

  3. Select the top checkbox to return work to all students or select the checkboxes next to individual student names.

  4. Select Return > Return.

  5. Students may have the option to amend work and return it again (Student status: "Returned for revision".)

  6. Finalise the assignment by "closing" it.