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  1. Student Access to Assignments from Grade Tab

    Currently, students can only see the status of their assignments in the grades tab. If they need to resubmit or check for feedback they have to go back to the assignments tab and scroll through the list of assigned or completed assignments to access a particular assignment. This process would be easier if their was a link to each assignment in the grades tab that allows them to open the assignment from there

    24 votes
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  2. Navigating between chat and teams folders is cumbersome. There should br a way to pop out chats or do an Alt tab to jump between

    Navigating between chat and teams folders is cumbersome. There should be a way to pop out chats or do an Alt tab to jump between. For eg. If someone sends me a team folder link in team chat, i should be able to view the folder and chat in 2 separate windows

    24 votes
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  3. Easier Navigation

    If you click on a teams, you should land directly on the first channel.
    There should be a breadcrumb navigation for the channels in the teams, which can be optionally displayed between teams name and tabs.

    24 votes
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  4. Make Contacts and Contact groups appear in any order one needs

    Do not require that contacts and groups be sorted alphabetically.

    24 votes
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  5. Screen share feature in call should applicable on multiple windows

    Currently if i share the screen and at that time only one window i can share, if i want to show another window can i need to stop sharing and reshare again. It should be multi window sharing. And same thought should be applicable to request control also.

    24 votes
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  6. Register Global Hotkey

    Register a global hotkey for windows (e.g. Win + T) to open up a new chat window, without having the application active.

    s4b has such a global hotkeys

    and ability to Customize the hotkeys

    24 votes
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    Warren responded

    This item is not currently under consideration, though multi-window is the works.

    Please keep the feedback coming and I will keep bringing it to the feature team for review.

    Thank you!
    -Warren

  7. Chat popout tabbing

    Feature idea :
    The new popout windows for chat to be able to tab together to provide easier window management if you have alot of chats to manage.

    Along with this you could include a feature to show favorite chats or an option to favorite them we have a pin feature but what about a separate feature to favorite contacts and chats?

    23 votes
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  8. Test Microphone/Speakers from inside the application.

    It would be nice to be able to test the Microphone and Speakers, to make sure everything is working.

    23 votes
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  9. CONVERSATIONS - Filter most recent at top

    Please enable the ability to post the most recent conversation at the top of the feed.

    23 votes
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  10. Add rotating screen. Make things right

    Rotating screen/landscape. Standard feature in mobile apps.

    23 votes
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  11. Allow multiple windows of Teams to be open.

    In other programs such as word, you can have 2 windows open so you can view two documents at once. Feel this would be helpful for Teams as well. Example, have chat open on one window and Teams/channels on the other.

    22 votes
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  12. Selectable Desktop Notification Sounds

    Users need to be able to set a custom notification sound or at the very least have a list of sounds to select from.

    Different users have different hearing capabilities. I have several users that are physically incapable of hearing the current sounds.

    By forcing every person to use the same sounds for notifications you are preventing people with hearing disabilities from using the full capability of application.

    22 votes
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  13. Mark up and write on pictures or PDFs of turned in assignments

    It would be nice to be able to write on pictures or PDFs of assignments turned in by students using a stylus (Apple Pencil). This would be way easier than typing comments to give feedback. I know you can do this in Canvas.

    22 votes
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  14. "multi-tab" feature to switch between files or view 2+ files at the same time.

    I would really like a "multi-tab" feature to quickly switch between files or refer to two files on different tabs at once.

    22 votes
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  15. Focus lost when switching from to and from Teams app

    When I edit an Excel file inside Teams app, and then switch windows, when I come back the focus is lost in the Excel sheet - very annoying for any cut-and-paste operations to require an additional click every time. The focus in the Teams app should be persistent.

    22 votes
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  16. Are you still there?

    Constantly being shown the 'Are you still there?' pop up which makes you refresh the page... You should show the pop up after 30 minutes/1 hour of inactivity, not less than a minute!

    Very annoying, please update!

    22 votes
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  17. Different Notification Colours

    It would be nice if the "followed channel" notification was a different color than the "direct mention" indicator. since I can't tell the difference, i find myself heading over to teams just to see conversations that I'm probably not interested in, which ends up being bad context-switching for me

    22 votes
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    needs your feedback  ·  Warren responded

    I would like to gather some more feedback about this topic. I understand the request is for different colored notifications but I wanted to see about your feedback on the different icons.

    We currently have different icons depending on the activity you are being notified of.
    Such as a direct mention in a channel with have the “@” symbol, letting you know you were @ mentioned.
    A lightbulb icon lets you know about general activity within a channel you follow.
    A chatbox icon appears when channel is mentioned that you are part of.

    And so forth… do these icons help you understand the notifications or do you feel color differentiation is also required?

    Let me know in the comments of this topic thread. Thanks!
    -Warren

  18. Hard Mute should have a way to unmute

    Hard mute during meeting is really cool, but the only way to unmute a participant (Attendee) is promote him/her as a moderator. Which is not a cool stuff.

    Why? Everytime you try do to this task you receive a message asking you if you know once you promote the user he will be able to mute, remove people and present content. so you are giving full permissions as moderator only to open mic.

    Also this is extra steps for education. Teacher will spend a lot of time making and removing students just to open their mic.

    Will be better that…

    21 votes
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  19. capability to delete uploaded backgrounds.

    A couple of backgrounds that I uploaded are sideways and I want to delete them from the selection of backgrounds.

    21 votes
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  20. Accessiblity of Live Captions (formatting, speed, speaker)

    We have hearing impaired, vision impaired, and ESL colleagues who are having trouble with Live Captions. Feedback to us:

    -Captions are too fast / can there be two lines so it's easier to catch up?
    -Hard to read (size, low contrast)
    -Hearing impaired cannot tell whose captions are whose
    -ESL cannot scroll back to read what they missed

    Outside of directing users to Stream, we have not been successful in finding any setting that will allow these individuals to participate at the level of their colleagues.

    Let us know if we are missing something. Otherwise, we would like to be…

    21 votes
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