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Using Talis Elevate in MS Teams

Matt East
Product Update

We’ve heard from our Talis Elevate community that Microsoft (MS) Teams has become a useful and widely used tool in Higher Education, particularly since COVID-19 shifted all teaching and learning online. 

In this post, you can find some examples of how you can incorporate MS Teams into your teaching with Talis Elevate, and find out how to upload your content into your pages.

Embed in both your VLE and MS Teams

Cover all bases with your Talis Elevate content, and embed it within both your Virtual Learning Environment and your MS Teams pages. 

The benefit is that as long as you use the same link or embed code, the annotations and analytics will stay the same within Talis Elevate. This allows you to encourage conversations from both sides, wherever your students access your content.

See support article on linking/embedding Talis Elevate resources

Use it for synchronous and asynchronous learning

Upload content into Talis Elevate, and use MS Teams to go through the content within the online lecture itself, or encourage students to access their resource in Talis Elevate via MS Teams for work you assign to be done outside of class.

In this post, you can hear how Dr Anna Rich-Abad uses synchronous and asynchronous learning with Talis Elevate in her modules.

Vary conversation across multiple resource types 

As well as the more traditional documents or digitized content, you can annotate video and image-based resources within Talis Elevate with our image annotation feature. Insert youtube videos or infographics into your MS Teams pages and encourage students to create comments and start a discussion.

Upload lecture recordings

Many of you will be pre-recording bitesize elements of your lectures for asynchronous watching ahead of any ‘live’ sessions this coming academic year. Upload your recorded lecture content to Talis Elevate and add to Microsoft Teams, so students won’t miss a session, and build questioning ahead of the seminar into your course culture. This way, everyone sees the questions, and the answers, within the context of the content. 

See an example of uploading Talis Elevate content into MS teams:

For more information, check out our support article here.

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