How much does Beedle cost?
Beedle is a completely free add-in within Microsoft Teams!
How do I add Beedle to my Microsoft Teams account?
Beedle is only visible to Education users on Microsoft teams. In order to add Beedle to your Microsoft Teams, the system admin needs to approve the app and its terms and conditions. For further information, see our “How-To” section.
Can I use Beedle without Teams?
No, Beedle is an add-in for Microsoft Teams only.
How can I create or upload a new file?
All files must be saved within a plan. To create or upload a new file, you must first select the plan you wish to save the file to. If this plan already has files saved within it, click on ‘Add another file’. If the plan has no files already, click on ‘Add first file’. You will then have the option to add a new file (Word, Excel or PowerPoint) or to upload an existing document.
How can I link my plan to the calendar?
Once a plan is created, click the add to calendar icon which is on the top right-hand side of the tab. A dialog will appear allowing you to choose the date and time. You have the option to choose a specific time or the whole day. If you wish to link to a period of time, select the first date and then the last date of this period. If you now select the calendar view, you will see an overview of all linked plans for your Team/channel. If you want to see an overview of your linked plans, for all Teams/channels, select to ‘show all’ Teams. From here, you can select and deselect which linked plans you wish to view on the calendar.
I have so many files in my plan, can I view them in one list?
Yes. On the top right of the preview pane and to the right of the ‘add to calendar’ option, you have two layout options. Selecting the two-column icon will allow you to see all files in one list next to the preview pane. You can change back to the original layout by selecting the one-column view icon.
How can I delete a plan or a file?
Select the ellipsis to the right of the plan name, click the option to ‘delete’. Please note, this will delete all sub plans and all associated files, meaning that all documents linked to your plan will be lost if not stored in another place.
Select the plan which contains the file to be deleted. The files are listed with an ellipsis to the right of the file name. Click on the ellipsis and select the option to delete. The files you delete are not stored in your planning SharePoint anymore. If you want to keep them, you need to store them in another place.
What happens if I delete the Beedle planning tab?
In the unlikely event of you wanting to remove the Beedle planning tab, you are given the option to delete the plans and everything connected to it. All data will be removed from your SharePoint. You can also decide to not delete the data which means when you add the tab again, all data will still be there.
Who can see my files?
Within the planning tab the files can only be viewed by teachers who are members or owners of the Team. Pupils only have access to material which the teacher has directly shared with them, from within Beedle.
How is my data stored?
All your files are stored within your SharePoint site. We securely store other data (plans, calendar entries) within EU/EEA and the service runs in Microsoft‘s Azure Cloud Service (North Europe), which is located in Ireland.
How long is my data kept and how is it deleted?
All user input data is kept for a maximum of 1 year from its creation. Once you decide to delete the plan with its linked documents, they will also be deleted in our database.
Why does Beedle require administrator consent for first use?
When Beedle is added into Microsoft Teams at a school / tenant for the first time, administrator consent is required.
Beedle requires consent for the following permissions from Microsoft Graph, as shown in the table here below.
Beedle operates according to the requirements of GDPR and ISO-27001 information security standards and will use all third-party data responsibly and only when necessary.
To grant all Beedle modules consent, CLICK HERE– To approve individual Beedle Modules, please refer to the table here below and click the module’s approval link.
|Sites.FullControl.All||Beedle requires this permission to lock down files and folders to only owners of the group by default, unless they chose to share specific files with members of groups.||X|
|Sites.Manage.All||Beedle requires this permissions so we can create a create a specific Beedle SharePoint sub-site / document library within the team/group SharePoint site that the user is working with.||X|
|Group.Read.All||Beedle requires this permission to read information about the current user´s groups, teams and channels, so it can present them with a list of their teams and channels and also to detect if a user is an owner or a member of a specific group/team.||X||X||X|
|User.Read.All||Beedle requires this permission to get information including names of owners / members in teams and channels.||X|
|EduRoster.ReadBasic||Beedle uses this permission to get a list of teachers/students within a class so we can display a list of all students.||X||X|
|User.ReadBasic.All||Beedle uses this permission to get the pupils photo to display in the pupil list||X||X|
|User.Read||Beedle uses this permission to get basic information of users’ organisation like type (school/enterprise/other)||X|
|Module Approval Links||Link to approve all Beedle Modules||Planning||Class List & Student Diary|
I'm stuck on the screen "Please wait while your files are being set up" What can I do?
If you get stuck on screen showing the message “Please wait while your files are being set up”, it is very likely that your Firewall is blocking Beedle from getting access.
Please add Beedle to your firewall’s exclusion list or contact your administrator to resolve this issue.
What is Beedle?
Beedle is a tool dedicated to extending the functionality of Microsoft Teams for teachers and educators. It is built in Microsoft Teams and designed with the same look and feel, making it familiar and easy to use.
Get Beedle for free now! Available from the Teams App Store
Beedle is working hard to continuously release new functionality. Currently available features are free, and include a planning tool, class list and a diary.
Planning: Store, create and share your lesson resources with fellow teachers and pupils, intuitively. Easily locate plans and resources by linking them to the date they will be needed, within your personal calendar or use the inbuilt smart search.
Class List: Handy list of all students in your class which is easily downloaded and used with the inbuilt random student selector and random group generator.
Diary: Securely store helpful notes regarding students’ behavior, learning progress and more. Keep these notes private or share with pupils and other class Teachers.