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  1. Integrate Assignments with calendar

    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...! ;)

    When an assignment is created in a class, it only shows up in the assignment tab within that class. In Classroom when an assignment was created it also showed in the students’ calendars. This would be a great addition especially if students are in multiple classes they’ll be able to see all their assignments in…

    955 votes
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    63 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still in the planning stages. No new details to share at this time.

    -Warren

  2. Show more than 4 videos of multiple participants in a meeting/call and change video layouts in Team Meeting - ie, 5+1, 9+1, 2x2, 8+2 etc

    I would like to be able to see video from all participants in a meeting/ call at the same time. Currently in a Teams call, we can only see a few participants video stream even if there are many more on the call.

    510 votes
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    89 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are working on supporting more than 4 videos in a Teams meeting. We don’t have a date to share or exact number of videos to support showing at once, but will update as we get closer to completion. Stay tuned!

    Feel free to share the # of students / videos you would need in comments.

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  3. 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 ...

    461 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still being reviewed by the feature team. No new details to share at this time.

    -Warren

  4. Revert Assignments Format

    Keep the original teams assignment format where we would see all the assignments in one place for all classes. With this new format we have to enter into select classes to see assignments, making it very difficult and inconvenient. Please change back to the old format! It helps all of us stay organized by seeing all the assignments in one screen.

    396 votes
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    112 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you all for your feedback and comments, we hear you loud and clear. 
     
    To best support our Microsoft 365 Education customers worldwide and accommodate the new growth and demand during these unprecedented times we have made a temporary change to the Assignments functionality when accessing from the Assignments tab on the left app bar. When growth stabilizes, we will absolutely revisit the implications of this design and determine the best course of action based on input from you, our community of educators and students. 

    Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and for your understanding. Please know that our engineering team is working around the clock to make sure everyone around the world can learn using Microsoft Teams.

    You can view more information about this new functionality here: https://support.office.com/article/view-and-navigate-your-assignments-student-a206bde9-8bb3-4e38-a745-0f9a6f9eb6ce.

  5. Turn in assignments on behalf of in Teams for EDU.

    Teachers need a way to turn in an assignment on behalf of students who for some reason aren't able to turn it in themselves, or at least change the status to delivered.

    329 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Remove "Staff Notebook" from Microsoft Teams for Education

    I am not sure if this is a bug or not but we are using Microsoft Teams educational licenses. We want to use the Teams for our internal staff departments first. For some reason the setup of teams includes extra educational features like it force creates a OneNote tab called "Staff Notebook" in the General channel of each team. the OneNote includes a lot of classroom type customization that we do not want/need. Our departments have their own OneNotes. I cannot delete Staff Notebook tab or even rename it. I can add and delete other OneNotes but we want a…

    300 votes
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    50 comments  ·  UX & Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone! If you do not want to use the OneNote Staff Notebook or any of the other default tabs across the various team types, we suggest creating an ‘Anyone’ team instead.

    The ‘Anyone’ team will not include any add-ons by default and gives you the flexibility to use Teams however you would like. We understand that there are so many other ways you can use Teams that does not fit the Class/PLC/Staff team template. So ‘Anyone’ will be your best option!

    More information on the different team types in Teams for Education can be found here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/choose-a-team-type-to-collaborate-in-microsoft-teams-0a971053-d640-4555-9fd7-f785c2b99e67

    Feel free to reply back here if you have additional feedback.

    Thank you!
    Justin

  7. Please allow the upload of Folders. Not just a file.

    We would like to be able to move folders from other areas to the File section of Teams. To create a folder and then upload files to it is too much work, especially if we have several levels of folders within folders.

    294 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. LTI Integration

    With Teams replacing Class Notebook, there is a focus to use this in Education. If Teams worked with LTI, it would allow Learning Management Systems such as Moodle and Canvas to assign users to a Team through direct single sign on. This creates a more seamless experience for students and decreases the amount of admin needed to get them in.

    Further to this, each group inside an LMS could be given a separate team or private channel in Teams to Collaborate. This would be massively beneficial for Education.

    288 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks to all of your feedback and thanks to our partners and their tireless efforts, we’ve made it possible for you to now set up a Microsoft Teams meeting for your online classroom directly from within your learning management system (LMS).

    This new capability allows you to quickly enable remote learning for your students and faculty by bringing the power of Teams directly into your LMS. We already have integrations launched across the world’s top LMSs; Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Schoology, and itsLearning!

    Learn more about these new integrations and get started today here; https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2020/03/microsoft-teams-meeting-creation-now-available-in-canvas-blackboard-schoology-brightspace-and-itslearning/

    The best part is this is only the beginning because as Teams evolves, we’ll continue to improve our LMS integrations as well. Thank you!

  9. Group calendar visible in Teams with Calendar Tab in Teams

    I see that a group calendar shows up in Outlook online when a group is created in Teams. Could this calendar be accessible directly from Teams?

    249 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The team is making progress on showing Office 365 group calendars in Teams. We will share more details as we have them.

    Meanwhile, feel free to share what types of meetings do you create in the group calendars for classes and staff?

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  10. Make Class Materials folder accessible through Teams mobile apps

    Currently the Class Materials read only folder is not accessible in Teams IOS app

    244 votes
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    63 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m very happy to announce that the Class Materials folder is now available on iOS devices! Go to the Microsoft Teams app for iPhone and iPad to now see the Class Materials folder.

    Android support will follow shortly over the coming weeks.

  11. LaTeX math input

    Allow LaTeX math input into the Teams interface for Education customers.

    Currently Edmodo allows some simple LaTeX code (as complex as those that amsmath package recognises!)

    241 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    225 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still under review. No decision has been made at this time.
    -Warren

  13. Group Assignments

    Sometimes I like to have my students turn in their assignment as a group, so I only read and grade one paper from a group of 3 or 4 students. It would be great if Teams Assignments could support that. So that either the students or the teacher (or best them both) can choose who this assignment is for/from.

    Hope it makes sense?

    215 votes
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    under review  ·  28 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. notify me (the teacher) when a student turns in an assignment

    As a teacher of 7 different classes, I have to go into each assignment individually to see when students turn in assignments. This is very time-consuming! Please allow me to set up a notification when a student turns in an assignment.

    212 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add a Sway

    Add the possibilty to add Sways to a Team

    181 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    Unfortunately I need to switch this back to Under Review. The feature team is investigating how best this could be implemented.

    -Warren

  16. Add a global setting for the default role of meeting attendee

    If you want to make meeting attendees Participants by default (so that they can't present, mute you and remove from a meeting), then you have to manually change meeting options of a particular meeting and set "Who can present?". Today this option can't be set globally by default in Teams admin center. Please add this feature.

    179 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Download all assignments button

    Almost all schools require the ability to download assignments and upload them to district-systems, print a batch of assignments, provide them to external audits etc.

    The functionality is already there (navigate to the correct document library and then click 'download').

    Simply add the UI option for a teacher to do this without knowledge of SharePoint libraries.

    Surely this wouldn't require too much engineering to make it happen?

    162 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. I would love for the assignment tab to show up in each channel created. I create a new channel to match each unit of study. I

    I would love for the assignment tab to show up in each channel created. I create a new channel to match each unit of study. I use each channel as a module.

    157 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Track student attendance within Teams

    Everything is so cool, I love it, but could be possible to add a tab to keep track of the students attendance?

    156 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all, thanks for the feedback thus far on attendance tracking.

    We would love further details from you to better understand what you are looking for in an attendance tracking feature and to address this as fast as possible:

    1. Are you looking to “add a tab”? (original request)
    2. Are you looking for a Gradebook-like experience to track student attendance throughout the class?
    3. Will this be used primarily for online classes and online training, or needed for physical classrooms too?
    4. If you would like the ability to download the student attendance list from within a Teams meeting, could you please upvote this related UserVoice feedback: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/39969796

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  20. Localization of Microsoft Teams in Albanian language

    Dear Sir/Madame,

    I’m writing on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of the Republic of Kosovo, regarding the localization of Office 365 and apps in Albanian language.

    Some of the apps in Office 365, such as Outlook are already translated and available in Albanian language, but our request is for Microsoft Teams to be localized in Albanian language.

    FYI: the region of South East Europe including countries: Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia have around 7 million citizens who’s mother tongue is Albanian.

    In this time of Corona Virus we are facing the language difficulties…

    152 votes
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