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  1. Same functionality as regular Class Notebook

    I've set up several class notebooks through both onenote and now in teams. I can't see where I can have a teacher only area in the ones created through teams. Second area of concern is using the class notebook addin in onenote 2016 to edit notebooks created in teams. Lastly I set up a staff notebook in both apps to see the differences. I cannot see the different sections through the teams site on either (I linked my other staff notebook) notebook. So questions are these items still being added?

    80 votes
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    • Assignments list

      can we have a list of all the assignments under the assignments tab? the week to view means students have to keep clicking right to see whats been set.

      I don't want any excuses!

      78 votes
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      • Allow students and teachers sending links for assignments

        In the old MS Classroom students and teachers were able to send links such as external links, YouTube links, SWAY links or even FORMS links.
        I'd appreciate having the same option in the new MS TEAMS assignments

        64 votes
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          Can we get a parents' app to see when their child's teacher creates an assignment next please?

          51 votes
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          • Ensure the ClassNotebook toolbar in OneNote works with Teams

            Currently, it is not possible to use the toolbar to distribute pages/ sections, review student work etc, because it says the notebook needs mapping to a Classroom. There isn't an option for Teams on Connections. Also, when not connected, using Manage Notebooks does not give the ability to view/ change settings for any Notebooks that were created using Teams.

            41 votes
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            • Students leaving their class

              Please make sure the "Leave this team" option is not available to students in relation to their membership of a class created by SDS.

              41 votes
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              • Integrate OneNote into assignments

                I'd like to be able to distribute a page into OneNote as an assignment,. Students should be able to complete the work within OneNote and mark it as submitted within onenote. I can then mark it within OneNote adding the score (to a side panel or equivalent). It feels like this new teams is not encouraging digital inking which for me is one of the major benefits of using OneNote.

                35 votes
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                • Calendar link

                  It would be very useful for communication with parents to get a link of the dates assignments that they can add in their Phone Calendar (or Outlook calendar,...). Students also love to be able to see that on their phone home screen. No excuses...! ;)

                  31 votes
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                  • markbook for classes

                    There should be a markbook which automatically records results from assignments (when Classroom is migrated to Teams)

                    31 votes
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                    • Bring the waffle menu into teams online experience

                      Every app in O365 should have the waffle menu visible (its the new 'start' button of the online experience so please make sure when you launch a new product/rebrand old ones it has the waffle for navigation.

                      28 votes
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                      • Add a Sway

                        Add the possibilty to add Sways to a Team

                        27 votes
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                        • Dashboard rather than Conversation as the home page of each Team

                          Rather than see a conversation as the starting point of each Team, I'd like to see a dashboard. That is, recent conversation activity, Assessments due, calendar events, recent files, homework reminders etc ...

                          25 votes
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                          • Class Code Enrollment

                            I suggest adding a class code feature to allow students to join a class, rather than the teacher having to enter student emails.

                            24 votes
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                            • Different assessment grade/points formats

                              I have some course where assignments need to be recorded as Pass, Merit or Distinction (or fail!). It would be really helpful if we could customise the "grade" given to students as this isn't always a percentage or numerical score.

                              24 votes
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                              • When a student submits a file via assignments, place all files in a class OneDrive folder for that assignment

                                This will make it possible for a teacher to see all files submitted by students in a single folder, and will also make it easier to return to old files in future, rather than having to scroll back through different assignments. Each assignment will have a OneDrive folder, with the name of the assignment and each file will be prefixed with student username.

                                23 votes
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                                • duplicate a team

                                  Please add in a feature to allow duplicating an entire team. It would be helpful two have two duplication options:

                                  1) Duplicate this team & copy it's members to the duplicate
                                  2) Duplicate this team without any members

                                  23 votes
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                                  • Copy Assignments

                                    There should be a way to copy an assignment from one team to another. If a teacher has more than one section of a particular class, they would have the same assignments for each class, so it would only make sense to create it once, then copy to all classes. If small changes needed to be made later, they can always go in and edit on an as needed basis.

                                    22 votes
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                                    • Incorporate "Take a Test" app into Teams

                                      Add the functionality of "Take a Test" app into Teams by using Office 365 account. You can use Office 365 login to create a profile on the machine that only allows single application to run. The teacher could then assign a test to a class and would allow for student monitoring by the teacher thru the Office 365 connection.

                                      19 votes
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                                      • Student accessibilty

                                        If Files is going to replace classroom then the owner of the team needs to be able to decide if a file can be edited or not. Some files i need my students to be able to edit for homework, others i do not want them to change so i should have an option which enables or disables edit function for members when i upload a file.

                                        18 votes
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                                        • Assignments

                                          The assignment tab is a great addition to the desktop app, however, I feel it still has a way to go. Here are some ideas:

                                          1. Be able to chose a grading type. For example, we use Pass, Merit Distinction.

                                          2. Have a start dates as well as the deadline date.

                                          3. We primarily use pdf files and the learners would need to be able to submit fairly large files.

                                          4. Viewing the assignments would be a lot easier if it was a month view, as if in Outlook calendar. I think it is important that the outlook Calendar and…

                                          18 votes
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