Online Assessment

Here you will find information on the different ways you can use MS Teams to assess your students by means of assignments, video-meetings and portfolio requests. The information here is useful for both teachers and students. Make sure you also check the MS Teams tutorial videos on assignments and video-meetings.

MS Teams assessment types


Portfolio is a useful tool for the final performance presentation and intermediary practical assessment as it allows students to hand-in their body of work. In MS Teams you can then further arrange and structure these materials so that it is easy to navigate for others. In case you also need to have a meeting with the student(s) please check out the video-meeting section

Handing in portfolios (students)

    Please follow the specific instructions given by the head of department or ESC on where and how to hand in your portfolio and make sure all the links to your performances are correct and working. Make sure you mention your name/year/course/etc. in the portfolio. Again, carefully read the instructions given to you.

    If you need help on making your own video-recordings you can reference the 'video and audio' section on the hardware page and specifically the paragraph 'Video for portfolio'. On this page you will also find the contact details of the EWP where you can rent camera's and/or audio equipment if necessary.

    Organizing portfolios in MS Teams (teachers, committee)

    In Teams you can organize and share the materials for others to see and assess. There are multiple ways to do this. A useful feature in Teams for this is the ability to create and use channels and folders. You can use channels to structure all the materials (for example a channel per instrument/course). In case you need to have limited access to certain materials you can create 'private channels' in which you can specify who has access. Next to channels, folders and sub-folders enable you to further structure and organize the portfolios. Students will probably hand in multiple materials so it's wise to give each student their own folder.

    Below you will find 2 instruction videos on these matters. If you have any other questions about Teams please reference this page or the video tutorials. Of course, you can always contact us directly if needed.

    Organizing portfolio materials in MS Teams:

    Creating and using channels:


    In case you need to have a video-meeting with the student to further assess/discuss matters you can do so using MS Teams. There are multiple ways to organize this and it is also possible to invite external guests to the meeting without them ever having access to the team itself. In any case, please refer to the hardware page to find information on stable internet connections and the use of video and audio for video-meetings. As a general note, install the Teams app on either desktop or mobile for the most stable experience.

    Team Meetings

    Generally there are two ways to organize a meeting in Teams: (1) with the calendar function and (2) without calendar function. Most likely you will be using the calendar function as this allows perfect control on when the meeting takes place and who is allowed to be in the meeting. Note that starting a meeting in any team without using the calendar function allows all members of that team to attend (unless meeting takes place in a private channel). Here you will find a quickguide on these two methods: Quickguide videomeetings.

    You can find more tutorials on video-meetings here.

    Video Calls

    Instead of orginazing a meeting, you can also start a call from Teams. These calls are private and not linked to any Team. However, make sure you don't start calls from a group-chat as this will add called persons to that group-chat. Making a new call in that group will automatically call everyone that was added previously (unless they were removed from the group-chat).

    For all relevant information regarding making calls in Teams please visit this page.


    Within a team you can give your team members (students) assignments. You can set deadlines, provide additional resources and keep a good overview on all the assignments that are handed-in. Using assignments in Teams can be very useful for theory assessment for example. Below you will find a link to all the information that is available on this subject for both teachers and students and a video that demonstrates how assignments work in Teams from a student perspective.

    Link: Manual Teams assignments