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Student ability to create Microsoft Online documents within itslearning to submit assignments

Now that teachers can create Microsoft files directly in itslearning, we were wondering if students could be given the same ability within an assignment. Could we allow students to click on an option when answering an assignment that would allow them to create a blank Word, Powerpoint, or Excel document to complete and submit? 

 

This would be helpful for our distance learners who could have varying word processing tools. It would also help with students with Chromebooks... Being able to create documents inside of itslearning could move some Google Classroom users into the LMS full-time.

  • Michele Eaton
  • Mar 8 2017
  • Planned
Country US
Category Grading and assessment
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  • Admin
    Henning Gjellesvik commented
    March 09, 2017 10:01

    Hi Michele, the plan is to have this ready for back to school this year :-) 

  • Nathan Boeker commented
    September 28, 2017 19:49

    Still waiting!!

  • Nathan Boeker commented
    September 28, 2017 19:51

    This would be especially helpful for handouts. Google Classroom allows a similar feature ... with an option for all students to work together on one document or for each student to work on their own document.

  • Henning Gjellesvik commented
    September 29, 2017 15:46

    Sorry to say that it did not make it for this year’s back to school. Adding support for students to create Office Online documents is still on our to do list. We’re currently planning and prioritizing development work for the autumn, winter and spring. When this is done we’ll update the roadmap :-) 

  • Guest commented
    October 19, 2018 08:40

    Great idea!

  • Admin
    Henning Gjellesvik commented
    December 12, 2018 13:14

    Hi, just want to give you a quick update on the Office Online work. We’re almost ready to release support for Office Online templates for assignments. When Office Online is enabled by the system administrator (Edit Global Settings>>Cloud Services>>Office Online), it will soon be possible to make a copy of a selected Office file (docx, pptx, xlsx) for each student to fill inn and submit. A similar functionality is already available for Google documents when a G Suite domain is connected.

    Added a little video teaser, please have a look. I hope we can release this early next year 😊

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWq9iMObwbM