Activate "class" type team with PowerShell
At the moment when a class team is created using PowerShell (with class template), an owner needs to open the team and "activate" it before team members (students) can be added to private channels.
It will be good if we can activate the team via PowerShell, so we can automate the setup of channel members for the academic.
This is sorely needed when automatically creating Teams. As it stands now, teachers often will add their students as owners of the team by mistake since adding users to a team defaults to adding owners before the team is activated. They then proceed to try to set the students back to member status and end up setting themselves as members along the way. Then an admin has to fix it by hand. Being able to activate the teams(and then add students as members) automatically would save a lot of people headaches.
Kyle Griffiths commented
Classes do not show for students until it has been activated. At the very least can the students not see that they are a member of a class.
Something like "Waiting for class to start" would be a good indicator for the student.
Either way, for thousands of classes, admins need to do this.
Colin Hyde commented
Agree this is something schools and probably others really need. We are getting a lot of pushback from teachers having to do this manually
Definitely need to be able to activate classes via powershell, Especially with the current bug of the activate button not always showing
We need this cmdlets to activate classes. We create around 3,000 teams for teaching each semester, and administrators cannot activate teams in bulk for educators. It would help us a lot.
We do want Cmdlets to activate all Classes!
A Val commented
Due to the exponential growth of our Education Teams, our university has to generate upwards of 200 Classes per week, using a PowerShell script. We now have to instruct hundreds of teachers that they have to manually click "Activate" for each and every Team before their students can be officially added. This is causing huge frustration for multiple faculties. If we could pre-activate a class via PowerShell, it would increase everyone's productivity.