Remote Online Teaching


MS Teams Teaching Possibilities

MS Teams is available at Masaryk University as a platform for online meetings in teaching. The teachers can be inspired below by using MS Teams for different teaching situations and learning about other available alternatives.

Lectures and Seminars

Lectures and Seminars

If you want to provide a lecture to students and at the same time involve them in a discussion and actively work with them, it is advantageous to use the MS Teams tool. Students can also present something in front of others, or students can be divided into small groups (using the Breakout rooms function) to work in parallel on assigned tasks or projects.

Online Meeting with Students within the Team in MS Teams

It is possible to meet students either in a team or outside the team only in individual meetings. Each teacher suits a slightly different system. Some have separate seminar groups in teams, lectures only through separate events, and some set up one large team for students and prepare the seminar groups as individual channels.

From a practical point of view, however, the teams do not restrict access to meetings in any way. All people who receive the link can attend individual team meetings. Thus, for example, the course's guarantor (if he knows the link) or a student of another course to which a friend sends a link.

Connection to MS Teams and Office 365 

  • Redirection to the Office 365 web interface - enter učo@muni.cz. Then you will be redirected to the single sign-on page where you enter UČO and primary password.
  • Tip! We recommend using Chrome or Microsoft Edge to communicate online in a web browser.

Team Establishing for Students

Student's team can be set up automatically from the MU IS - this is suitable for standard situations (one subject - one team; one seminar group - one team).

Non-standard situations need to be solved by setting up a team directly in MS Teams and adding students with the generated code or contacting an e-technician for help and explanation.

Team Meeting Establishing

An online meeting in a team can be set up immediately (for example, when the lesson starts according to the schedule) via the "Meet now" button, or you can schedule a meeting.

Meeting's Recordings Archiving

Archiving of a lecture or seminar record (if required or necessary) is possible in the MU IS. Instructions will be added before the beginning of the semester.

Online Meeting with Students outside the Team at MS Teams

It is also possible to organize individual meetings for teaching without the need to establish a team. For example, in situations where each lecture is given by a different person (one using a stream from the faculty, the other online in a video conferencing tool). The organization of such a course is usually described in an interactive syllabus in the MU IS, and the meeting's links are directly attached. Teachers can also use the application Evidence of teaching in IS MU (more information), and students will be shown links to teaching directly in IS MU's schedule.

Connection to MS Teams and Office 365 

  • Redirection to the Office 365 web interface - enter učo@muni.cz. Then you will be redirected to the single sign-on page where you enter UČO and primary password.
  • Tip! We recommend using Chrome or Microsoft Edge to communicate online in a web browser.

Meeting Scheduling

Follow the instructions to schedule an online meeting.

Sharing a Link with Students

Links can be either sent to students by e-mail, given into an interactive syllabus, or inserted into the application Evidence of teaching in MU IS. There the link will be displayed to students directly in the IS MU schedule.

Meeting's Recordings Archiving

Archiving of a lecture or seminar record (if required or necessary) is possible in the MU IS. Instructions will be added before the beginning of the semester.

MS Teams Alternatives

Lecture for More than 300 People

Lecture for More than 300 People

It is not easy to provide remote teaching for a larger number of students than 300. The value of 300 is the limit for an ordinary meeting of some video conferencing systems. From this number, it is impossible to ensure direct synchronous communication (video and audio), as teachers from smaller meetings are used to.

Live Event in MS Teams

For lectures consisting of more than 300 students, so-called live events are used in MS Teams. It is streaming of various video inputs that students can watch asynchronously (the teacher's audience can pause the lecture and resume it during the day or even more days if the page is still open on the computer).

It is also possible to add a section of approved questions and answers to this streaming, where students can ask their questions. By default, this option is not enabled. For students who watch this lecture late, the ability to ask questions is available long after the live broadcast of the recording (without knowing that anyone will no longer approve their question).

Live events are not easy to control. It is best assumed that another person participates, who switches the individual inputs and approves the students' questions.

  • Until 30 June 2021, 50 live events within MUNI are possible to be held at one time.
  • Employees can organize live events with an A3 license set up in INET. Employees who are also students can write for an A3 license to it@muni.cz.
  • Redirection to the Office 365 web interface - enter učo@muni.cz. You will then be redirected to the single sign-on page, where you will enter your UČO and primary password.
  • Tip! We recommend using Chrome or Microsoft Edge for online communication in a web browser.

Instructions:

Alternatives for Live Events in MS Teams

  • YouTube live stream
  • Pre-recorded lecture and discussion forum in IS MU (for more detailed information, contact an e-technician)
  • Streaming directly from the faculty from the selected room (it is necessary to find out in advance whether the faculty offers such an option)
Individual Online Consultations and Exams

Individual Online Consultations and Exams 

For individual meetings or an oral exam, it is possible to use the fact that MS Teams contains a database of students at the university, and when the teacher enters the student's UČO, the person is displayed.

You can call the student for an individual consultation (for example, for a diploma thesis) or an exam. Either you select the Calls option directly at the agreed time or contact the student via the chat and arrange the exact time and only then select the call option.

Alternatives for a Call in MS Teams

MS Teams User Support

  • For questions about functionality, users can contact the Office 365 Support discussion group in Yammer.
  • User support for (not only) tools for collaboration provides the university IT ServiceDesk it@muni.cz.
  • To solve local problems - audio, video settings or any installation problems with this tools, please contact IT support at your faculty.

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MS Teams Login

It redirects you to the MS Teams web interface. Enter učo@muni.cz. You will be redirected to the single sign-on page, where you enter your UČO and primary password.

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