Provide the same Q&A moderator capability in Live Events within Teams
Even with smaller team meetings, there is often a need to have Q&A moderation rather than scrolling through chat or opening up the floor to Q&A.
It would be useful to leverage the Q&A moderation capability found in Live Events within simple meetings.
Wendy Tomaiolo commented
Very frustrating. This functionality has now been pushed out again to December 2021.
Matt Moore commented
Moderated Q&A was announced at Ignite in March 2021. See attached Q&A screenshot from the announcement (from 8:02 https://youtu.be/VZU2r_HMlhI?t=482).
Roadmap feature 84027 currently says it will ship in September 2021
Essential addition for proffessional meetings
Q&A available in all Meeting types really is a must. Or spin it off as a separate application, much like Forms.
Dan Packwood commented
Critical for interactive training sessions.
It appears that the Webinar type meeting is intended to replace Live Event meetings. It cannot do so without the Q&A function. It is great to have raise hand and live Q&A capability, but this is not a substitute for the Q&A panel. BOTH are required for effective webinars. The new video and presentation capabilities of regular meetings and webinars are great, but lack of this one feature (Q&A panel) will be a significant blocker for shifting to Webinar meetings. It also prevents us from moving some meetings away from Webex into Teams.
It would be nice if Teams had a screen dial feature.
Example: being able to highlight a number in a web page, database or document and have a shortcut keys to dial the number in Teams. Copy and paste can can be used but it is not the best way or efficient.
Q and A moderation is table stakes for modern meetings- particularly in chat. However, it seems "raise hand" is the only work around. Shame, as chat moderation is there in Cisco Webex and several other competitor's solutions. It was also there in Skype for Business. I can't understand why this feature was omitted from Teams.
Shawna Whitmore commented
With Live events being such a "production" and the limited number of SMEs to handle these not having the ability to simply add the function to enable/disable moderated Q&A is causing confusion as to which platform to use for simple meeting of 350 or less.
This is needed badly especially for the more interactive presentations. This wouldn't take away from the benefits of a Live Event as they server different purposes.
Being able to ask questions privately and off the main Chat page is needed when groups get larger so they don't distract from the main conversation. As your capacity increases so does this feature.
If not available natively is there anyway it can be made as an app or similar?
A Val commented
We have several professors requesting more Live Event productions for small classes, simply because they want to make use of the Q&A function. This means many students have had to migrate to less interactive Live Events sessions, instead of normal Teams sessions just because a teacher wants the special Q&A function.
We would also appreciate this function for normal Teams meetings due to some students posting explicit or annoying content in the Teams meeting chat.
Please add also "dislike" option. Switch "post as anonymous" should also be possible like in Live Events.
Definitely agree with this. Some chat moderation would be wonderful (the ability to delete problematic messages, especially when on a call with children who may post sensitive info) and the ability to force cameras off such as in teams live would be amazing. This would allow for the increased collaboration available in teams meetings without the inherent privacy issues associated with that.
Yes I agree. We need these controls with more meaningful interacting with children who you have to constantly communicate with and making sure they are on point and ok because most times parents themselves are working remotely or and doing chores.
From our community experience we need live voice and interaction with children. Lets think about this one hard and with a lot of thinking. Plus it makes it a lot more fun and the kids love it.
Yes I 100% agree!!!!
Brianna Moles commented
This would be great for safety and large group control in summer camps especially!
Katelyn Wilson commented
100 % - These controls applied to Teams Live Meetings, will allow for a more meaningful interacting with our attendees (in smaller groups, like Summer Camps for instance) while also maintaining an appropriate environment in our Chat area. The quicker the better to maintain the best user experience for our younger audiences who may not benefit from a Teams LIVE meeting. In addition, for ease of scheduling.
Also please can voting per live events be in normal teams meeting so chat...
This would be great for summer camps
Stephen Y commented
Currently in the chat you can't remove it.
Feature would be important for Businesses for privacy/content sharing and also general users seeing inappropriate msgs