TD Assignments FAQs

Need help with our TD Assignments app? Browse our Frequently Asked Questions or ask your own at the bottom of the page.

Installing the App

How do I install TD Assignments?

  1. Login to your Microsoft Teams account
  2. Search for ‘TD Assignments’ in the App store
  3. Select a Team to start with and install

Logging In

How do I login?

If you are already a Teacher Plan user:

  1. Login to your Microsoft Teams account
  2. Go to your Team.
  3. Click on the TD Assignments tab
  4. Click login

If you are a new user:

  1. Login to your Microsoft Teams account
  2. Go to your Team.
  3. Click on the TD Assignments tab
  4. You’ll be taken through the process of setting up a teacher account

I can’t login or am locked out of my account. How can I log back in?

As Teacher Dashboard 365 uses your Office 365 login, you will need to contact the administrator for your schools Office 365 or Microsoft directly about accessing your account.

Price

How much does the TD Assignments App cost?

Our TD Assignments App is free to use forever! We wanted to offer a free Microsoft Teams App for teachers, so they can spend their time doing what they do best - teaching.

Teams

How do I sync users between my Team and TD Assignments?

If you add a new member to your Team:

  1. Go to Students
  2. Click Sync Users

Subjects

How do I create and amend subjects?

  • Create Subjects:
    1. Go to Settings
    2. Click the Subjects tab
    3. Click Add Subject
    4. Add a Subject name
      • Choose an icon
      • Choose a colour
    5. Click Add
       
  • Amend Subject
    1. Go to Settings
    2. Click the Subjects tab
    3. Click Edit
    4. Change any details you would like to amend
    5. Click on the Update button

Can I create more than one subject?

Yes, you can create as many subjects as you like!

Assignments

How do I create and edit an assignment?

  • Create Assignment
    1. Click Create Assignment
    2. Give your assignment a title
    3. Select a Class
    4. Click Create
    5. Complete your Assignment details:
      • Add Instructions for your Students
      • Select the Subject
      • Select the Grade/Mark Format
      • Select a due date and time
      • Click on the Add Resources and Links button to add resources to your Assignment
    6. Click Send
       
  • Edit Assignment:
    1. To edit an Assignment, click into it and edit any of the details you need to and save
      Draft Assignments can be edited, you can also edit the due date of Sent Assignments.

How do I mark and give feedback on an assignment?

  1. Click on Assignment title
  2. Click on a Student name
  3. Open the Student’s submission
  4. Enter your comments and/or give a mark for their work
  5. Click Send Feedback
  6. Click Return

What types of marking formats are available and how do I create my own?

We offer the following marking formats as default:

  • Percentage 0%-100%
  • Grades A-F
  • BTEC

You can also create your own flexible custom marking formats based on either number or text:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click the Marking Formats tab
  3. Click Add Marking Format
  4. Add a title
  5. Choose Number or Text
    • For Number:
      • Add a Minimum and Maximum value
      • Click Add
    • For Text:
      • Provide a Label
      • Click Add Dropdown Option to add more Labels
      • Click Add

Notifications

What types of notifications will I receive and how can I view them?

You will receive a notification within Microsoft Teams and an email every time the following actions happen:

  • A student submits work
  • A student asks a question

It is not possible to amend the notifications that you receive.

How do I answer a question from a student?

  1. Click on Assignment title
  2. Click into the Q&A screen
  3. Read the Question
  4. Click Reply
  5. Click Save

How do I create and turn on/off notifications for parents?

  • Switching on Parent Notifications
    1. Go to Settings
    2. Click the Notifications tab
    3. Tick which Notifications you would like Parents to receive
    4. Your Notifications will automatically save
  • Adding Parent Details
    1. Click into Students
    2. Click on the Student
    3. Click Add Email Address
    4. Enter Parent information
    5. Click Add

Technical

What system requirements do I need to run TD Assignments App?

TD Assignments runs within Microsoft Teams. It requires the same set up to run as Microsoft Teams, so, if you are already successfully running Microsoft Teams (whether the desktop or mobile app or in your browser) you should be able to run TD Assignments without any issues.