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Microsoft Teams for Education allows educators and students to post messages, check notifications, open files, and manage assignments from their iOS or Android mobile devices. On mobile devices, educators can create and review assignments, while students can view and turn in assigned work.

 Navigate to assignments

View assignments by tapping Assignments from the app bar.

When a new assignment is created, a post appears in the General channel and students are notified in their Activity section. They can follow these notifications to navigate to the assignment.

Tips: 

  • If you don't see Assignments in your app bar, select More … > Reorder to add it to your app bar.

  • Tap the search icon on your mobile app to search for assignments by keywords.

Screenshot of how assignments appear to teachers in mobile Teams.

Sort your assignments

By default, the Assignments tab is organized by:

  • Assigned, or ungraded, work.

  • Returned, or graded, work.

  • Drafts, or unassigned work.

Tap between lists to view.

To sort assignments by class:

  1. Tap Teams in the app bar and tap a class.

  2. Tap General > More > Assignments.

  3. Tap between assignments that are Assigned, Returned, and Drafts.

To sort a class's assignments by categories you've created:

  1. Tap Assignments in the app bar and tap a class.

  2. Tap All categories and select the type of assignments you would like to view.

Screenshot showing where to sort assignments in a class by category in mobile Teams.

Screenshot of assignment categories in mobile Teams.

View Class Materials

View rubrics, resources, and other read-only documents you've added in Class Materials.

To access your Class Materials folder:

  1. Tap Teams in the app bar.

  2. Tap a class.

  3. Tap General > Files > Class Materials.

Screenshot of Class Materials in mobile Teams.

Create an assignment

To create a new assignment:

  1. Tap Assignments in the app bar.

  2. Tap the + icon and tap +New assignment.

  3. Tap a class, then tap Next.

  4. Enter assignment details. A title is required. All other fields are optional.

  5. By default, assignments are automatically assigned to All students. To assign to specific students or groups:

    1. Tap the student dropdown under Assign to.

    2. Select Individual students or Groups of students.

  6. Tap ​​​​​​Attach to include reference materials with the assignment.

  7. Tap Assign to post the assignment. Your students will be notified that an assignment has been added.

To reuse an existing assignment,

  1. Tap Assignments in the app bar.

  2. Tap Add +.

  3. Follow the prompts to choose and edit the assignment you'd like to reuse.

  4. Tap Assign.

Screenshot of assignment creation menu in mobile Teams.

Screenshot of assignment creation page in mobile Teams.

Edit an assignment

To make changes to an existing assignment:

  1. Tap Assignments in the app bar and open the assignment you'd like to edit.

  2. Tap More options  More options icon.

  3. Tap Edit assignment.

  4. Enter updates, then tap Update to save your changes when you're finished.

    To delete the assignment, tap the trash icon > Yes.

Tip: To view the assignment from a student's perspective, tap Student view.

Grade and return assignments

To view assignments your students have turned in:

  1. Tap Assignments in the app bar and select an assignment.

  2. Tap To return to review ungraded assignments and see which students have submitted their work.

  3. Tap Returned to review student submissions that have already been graded.

To grade and give feedback on submitted assignments:

  1. Tap To return and select a student.

  2. Enter feedback or points for that assignment.

  3. Tap Return to send points and feedback back to your student.

Screenshot of assignment turn-in statuses in mobile Teams.

Turn in assignments

To turn in an assignment:

  1. Tap Assignments in the app bar.

  2. Open the assignment you'd like to turn in.

  3. If your teacher specified a document for you to turn in, or you have other files to attach to this assignment, tap Attach and upload your file.

  4. Tap Turn in. Your turn-in will be recorded with a time and date stamp.

To add new work to an assignment you've already turned in before the due date:

  1. Open the assignment and select Undo turn in.

  2. Attach new work and files.

  3. To turn in after making revisions, select Turn in again.

Screenshot of what students see when they submit assignment in mobile Teams.

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