If you’d like to find more about how colleagues are using Teams in teaching or have questions about setting up for certain scenarios why not join our Teams@Newcastle community.
Collaborate on files in OneDrive and SharePoint
You can use security groups to give view/edit access to files or folders stored in OneDrive or SharePoint. For example, you could create folder where students can view content, but the teaching team can edit. This can be useful if documents will change regularly over time such as a live data set.
Staff and Students have access to Adobe Acrobat Pro from University Machines. Acrobat has a built in PDF Accessibility Checker which can automatically fix issues with your PDFs and also advise you on why certain elements aren’t accessible.
The session focused mainly of text and images but if you’d like to find out more about creating accessible audio and video content you check out our blog post on creating captions.
For disabled users accessing IT services on campus we offer specialist software and hardware available to staff and students via our Easy Access Accessibility Service.
Do you need to organise and work with a team on a project? Office 365 Groups is a collaborative tool, enabling you to work collectively when writing documents, creating spreadsheets, working on project plans and scheduling meetings.
The benefits of using Groups in Office 365
Members of a created group will have access to a shared:
Inbox for group conversations.
Calendar that all members can see and contribute to.
1TB Files Library in OneDrive to store, share, and collaborate on documents, workbooks, presentations, or just about any kind of file.
OneNote notebook to gather ideas, collaborate and store research/meeting notes.
Time Sensitive Group Projects:Consider creating a Microsoft Team for your group. This further enhances group collaboration by offering instant messaging on desktop and mobile in addition to the ability to schedule video meetings and screen sharing.
Audience: Groups/teams can be made public or private and you can invite members outside of the University to a group or team.
Group/Team Name: Searchable to all staff and students within the University so please take care when naming your group.
Spring Cleaning: Leave the Office as you found it by deleting your inactive groups.
Make it Private and add a Description: Add a description to your private group as this will help prevent unwanted joining requests from staff and students.
Group Members Visibility: Staff and students can see who is a member of a group, even if it is private.