Yes, every instructor in every class has to use MS Teams in Blackboard even if their class is being held in person. Every class must be given in Teams for a number of reasons.
1.) It allows the needed flexibility for students that can’t attend the class in person because of various COVID issues to view and participate.
2.) Presenting and Recording every Class Lecture allows for the simultaneous creation of both Synchronous and Asynchronous course content.
3.) Delivering and Recording of all classes with MS Teams allows us to go completely on line in case of another government mandated closure.
4.) MS Teams instantaneously creates a transcript of every lecture and insures that course content is accessible to all students.