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The assignments list should make it easy for you to review the status of your project. However, different organizations identify key assignments in different ways: some organizations use priority, while others use due date, and others a combination of both. By default, the assignments list is sorted by status, but that may not be the sort that is most useful to you. In addition, you may need to work with a particular subset of the assignments, and you'd like the list to show only those assignments. If you are checking on the progress of critical assignments, you may want to filter the list to only show critical assignments, and sort them by their status. Perhaps your organization uses date to prioritize, and you need to make sure all assignments with inspection as part of their type are assigned and prioritized appropriately—you could filter the list to only show assignments of type inspection, sorted by their due dates. You may also have a lot of assignments in the list, and use a filter to see all that are due today.

At the top of the assignments list, you'll see the options for sorting and filtering.

Use the text box to filter the assignment's type, location, or ID by a particular string. Use the Status, Due, Priority, or Assignee filters to restrict which assignments are included in the list based on those properties. For example, to find all inspections that are due today and high priority, type inspection in the text box, set Due to Due today, and set Priority to High. To see all types of inspections grouped together, choose Assignment Type in the Sort drop-down list. If your organization is not concerned with completed assignments, set Status to include all statuses other than Completed.

Microsoft Teams for Education allows users to post messages, check notifications, open files, and manage their assignments from their iOS or Android mobile devices. Once inside the Assignments tab, teachers can create and save assignments, while students can attach and turn in their work.

Don't have the Microsoft Teams mobile app yet? You can get it here.

Navigate to your assignments

View your assignments for a class from inside the General channel.

  1. Select the Teams icon and navigate to your desired class.

  2. Select the General channel.

  3. Select Tabs, then Assignments.

Tip: Use the search icon on your mobile app to search for an assignment by keyword. 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's details.

Sort your assignments

By default, the list of assignments will snap to today's date. Scroll up or down to view assignments in the past or future. 

  •  On a mobile phone, tap Go to today to return to today's date.

  • On a tablet, toggle between the line and square icons to browse your assignments by list or week view. Tap Go to today to return to today's date.

Teacher view on mobile

Teachers can create, edit, and delete assignments using their Microsoft Teams mobile app. Each assignment card displays how many students have turned in work so far, or if the assignment is in Draft state. 

Note: At this time, the ability to review assignments is not available on smaller mobile devices but is available on larger devices such as tablets. Support for reviewing assignments in landscape mode for iPad is coming soon.

Tap an assignment card to open it and view assignment details.

  • To edit an assignment, tap the More options ... icon and select Edit. Tap Update to save your changes when you're finished.

  • To delete an assignment, tap the More options ... icon and select Delete.

  • To create a new assignment, tap the Add button.

    Scroll to enter your assignment's details, such as its title, due date, and points possible. Attach any reference materials or specify a worksheet or blank file for your students to turn in. When you're finished, select Assign. This will notify your students that a new assignment has been added.

Student view on mobile

Students can keep track of their assignments and turn them in using the mobile app. Each assignment card appears on its due date. The state at the top of the card indicates if the assignment is Turned in, Reviewed, Past due, or Not turned in.

Tap an assignment card to open it and view assignment details.

  • To turn in an assignment, open the assignment and attach any work by tapping the Add button under My work. 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, open it, update your work, and tap Turn in again.

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