There are some occasions when you want to allow students to join your class Team themselves, rather than manually adding them. Maybe there’s a cocurricular activity you’re running, or an event that you’re organising, and you’re not sure which students will want to join.
For times such as this you can create a team join code or link, which you can share with students by email, chat, or a link on your learning platform. Students simply click the link, or enter the code in Teams, and they will automatically join your team.
If you want to stop students joining at some point, or want to issue a different code, you can use the options with the Team join menu to do exactly that.
One great feature which is built into team is the ability to display a full screen view of the Team code at the front of your class so there can be no mistaking which class you want your students to join!
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How to create a team join code to share with students
- Open the Manage Team options
Within your class team, select the options menu (1) and then choose manage team (2).
- Select Settings
Click on the settings tab.
- Click Team code
Open the Team code options.
- Click Generate
Click the Generate button to create a new team code for you class.
- Copy your team code
The team code will now be displayed. Using the options you can display the code full screen, reset to disable the current code and generate a new one, remove the code to prevent students joining the class, and copy the code to share in an email or within Teams.
- Share the code with students
Students who you have shared your team code with can join your class by using the Join or create team option on the Teams menu.
- Resetting the team code prevents students joining your team using the old code
- The full screen option is great for sharing the code in class on a projector or screen
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