Planner is a modern platform to manage, plan or collaborate in projects. You can create tasks and use a Kanban board to manage them. You can assign these tasks to others, schedule and organize them and add files to these tasks so that you can use Planner for your own work or for planning tasks for a team or a project. In the Schedule view, you can see an overview of the tasks and their schedule. In the Charts view, you can view charts of your tasks and their progress.
You can use Planner in your browser or in MS Teams. There are special apps for using Planner on Android and iOS devices. These instructions refer to using Planner in the browser and in Teams.
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To use Planner in your browser, please go to https://tasks.office.com/uni-mannheim.de/de-DE/Home/Planner/ and enter your login information.
How can I login?
Login employees and doctoral students
Then select the “Planner hub” view on the left hand side.
The Planner hub provides an overview of plans that you have created and you are a member of. As a rule, the plans are listed according to the date that you last accessed them. You can see all plans and add them to your favorites by clicking the star. The plan will then be pinned to the top.
Enter a name for the plan in the window that opens. You can assign the plan to an existing Microsoft 365 group (for example a team in Microsoft Teams). When it comes to the privacy options, you should select “Private”. If you chose the “Public” option, all staff members of the University of Mannheim can access this plan. In the “Options” section, you can describe the plan. To complete the setup, please click “Create plan”.
As an alternative, you can also create a plan in Microsoft Teams or in a team in Microsoft Teams. Please see the instructions “How to create a plan in Microsoft Teams“ and ”How to create a plan within a team in MS Teams“.
Please note: If you also want to access the plan in Teams, you need to assign the plan to a team that already exists in Microsoft Teams. The name of the Microsoft 365 group you have to search corresponds with the name of the Team.
First, open the plan to which you want to add new tasks. Click „+ Add task“ in the column to which you want to add a task.
Enter the name of the task at the top. In addition, you can set a deadline and assign the task to other persons. You can change the name of the task at any time. Just click the field with the name and enter the new name.
After you have created the task, you can open the task. In the details view, you can modify the other options for this task.
Within a plan, you can create buckets in order to structure your tasks. This way, you can combine similar tasks and you get a better overview of your tasks.
In the menu at the left, click “My tasks”. Here you can see all tasks from all plans that have been assigned to you.
If you select a plan in the Planner Hub, you get to the Plan view of this plan and see all tasks within this plan. You can choose how the tasks should be grouped. The option is in the upper right corner.
You can access your tasks and plans in Planner also via Teams. In Teams, go to the menu on the left-hand side and click the three dots.
In the window that opens, click “Tasks by Planner and To Do”. If you cannot see this option, enter the name in the search bar and select the option there.
If you want to permanently add the app to your menu, use the right mouse button to click “Tasks by Planner and To Do” and select “Pin”.
If you open “Tasks by Planner and To Do”, you will find a menu divided into two groups at the left-hand side. First, you have “My tasks”, where you can open the tasks assigned to you. Second, you have a list of the plans of which you are a member and that have been assigned to the channel of a team.
If you open a plan, you will see the tasks of this plan in a list. However, you can also switch to the view you see in your browser. The option can be found in the upper right corner at the top of the list view.
Click on the name of a task to open the detail view. Then you will see the same options that you also see when using Planner in your browser.
You can create a plan via Teams if you go to “New list or plan” in the lower left corner. In Teams, you can only create plans for teams that already exist.
When you are completing the “Create” step, select the team for which you want to create the plan. Then you can select the channel to which you want to assign the plan.
If you chose “My tasks” when completing the “Create” step, a personal list will be created. You will then see the list in the “My tasks” section.
Alternatively, you can create a plan in your browser or from a team in Microsoft Teams. Just follow the instructions under “How to create a plan in my browser” and “How to create a plan within a team in MS Teams”.
Creating a task in Microsoft Teams is just like using Planner in your browser. Follow the instructions under “How to create a task”.
Setting up buckets in Microsoft Teams is similar to using planner in your browser. Just follow the instructions under “How to structure tasks”.
Go to the team and then to the channel for which you want to add a plan. By clicking on the + symbol in the menu bar at the top, you can add a tab for a plan.
In the window that opens, select “Tasks of Planner and To Do”. If you cannot see this option, you can also use the search feature at the upper right corner.
In the window that opens, you can create a plan, if you go to “Create a new plan”, enter a name and click “Save”.
If you already created a plan in your team, you can also create a tab for this plan by using the option “Use an existing plan from this team” in order to access this plan from within the team.
You can access the plan you added if you click on the tab with the name of the plan.
You can also create a plan in Microsoft Teams or in your browser. Just follow the instructions described under “How to create a plan in my browser“ and “How to create a plan in Microsoft Teams”.