Edit Word documents in Teams for Education

If you open a Word document in Teams and you're not sure how to start editing it, look for More options  More options button( a menu that appears as three dots). When you select it, you'll see options for how you can instantly open and edit your document. All the changes you make in any version of Word will save automatically.

  1. Open the Word file by selecting it.

  2. Select More options  More options button next to Close.

    Select the More options menu, next to the Close button.

  3. Select Open in Browser to open in Word for the web.

    Note: To edit in the desktop version of Word, open your file in your web browser following the steps above. Then, select File > Info > Open in Desktop App. When prompted, select Open

As you review student work, you can view Word documents they've turned in. The Word documents will load as read-only by default. Follow the steps below to edit them and add comments directly to the document while you're leaving feedback.

Note: If your student has attached an older .doc Word document, you may be prompted to open the file in your desktop app before viewing or editing it. 

  1. Navigate to the General channel in your class team and select the Grades tab.

  2. Find the assignment your student has turned in and select More options  More options button  > Open student work.

    Open student work

  3. This will open your student's assignment with a Feedback and Points field you can fill in.

  4. To write comments on the document itself, select Edit Document, and then choose either Edit in Desktop App or Edit in Browser.

    Grading a student assignment

  5. Make your comments. Whether you're working in Teams or in your desktop Word app, your changes will save automatically.

  6. When you're ready, use the arrows to skip to the next student or select Return to return the assignment to your student with your comments and feedback.

If your teacher has assigned a Word document to you for homework, open it to edit using More options  More options button.

  1. Navigate to the General channel of your class team.

  2. Select the assignment to open it.

  3. Select the Word document under My work.

    Select the Word document in your assignment.

  4. Follow the steps at the beginning of this article to make any edits. Your changes will save automatically.

  5. When you're finished, return to the assignment and select Turn in to submit your finished work.



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