Microsoft Teams – Assignments with guests

Today I tried out the assignments functionality available in the EDU version of Microsoft Teams. In this post I describe how this work and the issues that I found on the way. I didn’t want to go for just normal users. I included a few guest accounts.

Creating assignments

To create new assignments you will need a Class Team. Then within the Assignments tab there is a button New Assignment

The New assignment form makes it possible to specify details about the assignment.

Even options for turning in late and points are available.

This way an assignment can be created and documents that need to be completed and handed in can be added to the assignment

Once the assign button has been clicked the assignment is ready for the students to be picked up.In my case there should be some student with guest access.

As a Teacher it is possible to review the progress at any time by opening the assignment

The review button will now show the progress:

Oops there are a couple of null,null names there. This seems to be an issue with the names for external users.

So now I’m trying to edit the assignment as a guest and I’m getting the following warning:

It looks like assignments will only work for non-guest users for the moment.

So then I tried with an internal user and it was possible to turn in the assignment.

Looking at the review screen:

I can now see that the test user has submitted their assignment and as a teacher I’m now ready to give it some points.

And the assignments overview shows how many students have handed in their work!

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4 replies

  1. Thanks for the testing Pieter. I’m having an issue where the guests cannot see or at least cannot edit the OneNote Notebook. Could you test that as well please?

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