Microsoft Teams

KEEP YOUR SCHOOL CONNECTED WITH MICROSOFT TEAMS

From hosting virtual parents evenings to conducting virtual teaching, and making sure your staff can work remotely if needing to isolate, Microsoft Teams integration is here to help!

With increased measures being put into place surrounding COVID-19 and the possibility of local lockdowns becoming very prominent, we have had a number of schools asking us how we can help to keep their schools connected and ensure vital teaching, meetings and day to day activities can still occur regardless of the circumstances.

We have managed to successfully roll out our solutions to a large number of schools by integrating Microsoft Teams into their phone systems, enabling them to have a plan in place for if virtual teaching, virtual parents evenings and working from home scenarios are to take place, as well as allowing them to benefit from all the features Microsoft Teams has to offer in the long run.

The integration of Microsoft Teams to your telephone system allows you to support all the collaboration features including video, chat, presence and screen sharing, but also allows you to keep your existing handsets and all the features you rely on.

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VIRTUAL PARENTS EVENING.

With restrictions in place for social distancing and it being advised to reduce the amount of unnecessary individuals into indoor locations, a virtual parent’s evening is a practical and accommodating solution for the current issues. Therefore, it is vital for school’s to have a plan in place in the event that this academic year’s parent’s evening is held over conference calls, instead of face to face. There is no reason to not have a plan B in place.

HOW WILL IT WORK?

Fortunately, with the integration of Microsoft Teams, holding a virtual parent’s evening is easily achievable. Teachers can simply set up meetings with parents for a specific time, and stay organised with the use of the built in calendar. Parents are able to share their invitation link with co-parents, or any other guardians involved in the child’s education.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Video conferences can still have the same impact as face to face, whilst reducing the possibility of infections spreading within the school. The main benefit of Microsoft Team integration for parents evenings is the screen sharing feature. This allows staff to directly present grades and the students work to parents through the call, just like they would if they held the parents evening in person.

VIRTUAL TEACHING.

Is your school prepared to implement virtual teaching if an internal outbreak leads to temporary school closure? We can help you plan for this scenario, ensuring your pupils don’t miss out on their education. Although the government’s priority is to keep school’s open, there is no reason to remain unprepared in the event of further closures from a second lockdown or an outbreak within a school. Just in case of this scenario, it is vital for school’s to have a virtual teaching plan in place to keep structure and normality to teaching, without further disruptions.

HOW WILL IT WORK?

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place, allowing teachers to create vibrant learning environments. The aim being to offer a remote learning experience as personal, engaging and socially connected as learning in a class. This can take place one to one, as well as conducting teaching with the full class. Being able to share screens also allows teachers to see the students work, whilst the teacher sharing their screen allows students to learn visually.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

At Telephone Europe, we can integrate Microsoft Teams into your phone system, allowing classes to be held virtually and ensuring no teaching is missed. Teams provides conversations to allow students and pupils to remain in constant contact, grades can be distributed easily, live calls can also be led.

REMOTE WORKING FOR OFFICE STAFF.

We can help to ensure your school is kept safe and connected during these unpredictable times with the integration of Microsoft Teams, which can also help keep office staff connected if they are having to isolate.

HOW WILL IT WORK?

School administrators and staff can remain connected and collaborate using Staff Teams for announcements and topical conversations. Educators can also share instructional material using Professional Learning Communities. This brings a powerful solution to your school’s internal and external communications, and can continue to be implemented even when we are back to normal.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

The integration of Microsoft Teams to your telephone system allows you to support all the collaboration features including video, chat, presence and screen sharing, but also allows you to keep your existing handsets and all the features you rely on.

Collaborate from home

In teams you are able to access, share and edit Word documents, PowerPoint and Excel files in real time and from anywhere, helping staff share resources with each other or with pupils. This enables conversations between staff to take place without needing to be face to face.

Keep your phone system

Through integrating Microsoft teams into your telephone system, you will keep your existing handsets and all the features you rely on, as well as using your existing phone numbers without needing to port them. This makes Microsoft Teams an easily integrated solution.

Communicate effectively

Everything is brought together in a shared workspace which allows you to make and receive calls, chat, meet and share files, enabling you to teach effectively through this platform. You will also be able share your screen and have students share theirs, making teaching easier.

Hold virtual classes

With Microsoft Teams you will be able to converse in one-to-one messages as well as group chats. With a touch of a button you can instantly go from group chat to a video conference. This means your whole class can all meet in one place and learn virtually.

If you’re interested in integrating Microsoft Teams into your telephone system and getting prepared for if virtual teaching, virtual parents evenings, and remote working is to occur, then get in touch 

0800 652 1900

Info@telephone-europe.com