You can request UBC IT for a team on MS Teams for your courses. This can help you manage student communications and group assignments with ease. Student groups can be created as separate channels which will allow members to independently share files without having access to other groups.
On your MS Teams account, click on ‘Get Started’ on the left side menu bar. Select ‘Microsoft Teams for UBC Instructors’ and fill out the ‘Course Team Request Form’. Once the team is created, you will receive a URL that can be shared with your students, TA’s and co-instructors for enrollment. Ensure the link is shared securely, either via Canvas or Faculty Service Centre email as anyone with the link can access the course.
UBC IT Documentation: https://keepteaching.ubc.ca/group-work-labs/
For more information, contact the Learning Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org