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Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams Integration
I love the way it works through Teams - its brilliant! - Trish Parrans-Smith, King Edward VI Aston School
Advantages (compared to using our traditional MusicFirst system)
- Students and teachers use the same logons they use at school
- No need to upload lists to Focus on Sound. You just use your existing or new class lists created in GC (Google Classroom) or Teams. You then simply allocate your chosen classes to Focus on Sound.
- Set homework and classwork simply by clicking the new Share button in Focus on Sound and following the standard instructions in GC or Teams
- Focus on Sound sends test results direct to GC or Teams - this feature due to be completed by 11th September
- We aim eventually to provide direct links to other software sold by MusicFirst including Noteflight and Soundtrap - if your school uses GC or Teams to access them.
With a Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams login, you only need to set your classes to 'Yes' and select a year group for each class. You can choose from preset year names, as shown here (we include Scottish groups) - or type your own, like KS4.
Disadvantages (compared to using our traditional MusicFirst system)
- If you have been using Focus on Sound before you will lose all your saved results. On the other hand, if you export the important results first, it's quite a good idea to start a new year with a 'clean slate'.
- You need to know and understand your school's GC or Teams systems
- If you have got used to Focus on Sound over a year or more, you might not want to change systems now.
Application form to use Focus on Sound with Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams
For schools that already have a current subscription.
Please note: we are currently not able to supply integrations where several schools all share the same email domain for logging on to GC or Teams (everything after the @). This applies to all Northern Ireland schools, as well as chains like the Girls Day School Trust, etc.