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  1. 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!

    312 votes
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      28 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you all for your great feedback. Our product team is working to provide list view functionality . This will be coming soon in the next couple of months. Please stay tuned !!!

    • Copy assignments to multiple classes

      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.

      285 votes
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        23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you all for your feedback. Our product team is working on this feature which will allow teachers to pick multiple classes and distribute it at once. This will be coming in soon in the next few months. Please stay tuned for more updates!!

      • 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…

        224 votes
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          under review  ·  16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Assignment functions in Teams mobile app

          I'm planning on using teams for classes the year. The phone app seems to be very limited. Is there a way to view assignments through the mobile app?

          221 votes
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          • Add ability for Parents/Gaurdians to view assignments, etc.

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

            150 votes
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            • Assignments sent to multiple classes at once

              In Classroom you could create an assignment and check each class that it would post to at once. In Teams you currently have to recreate that assignment for each class. We need to be able to create the assignment once and send it to multiple classes.

              146 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thank you all for your feedback. Our product team is working on this feature which will allow teachers to pick multiple classes and distribute it at once. This will be coming in soon in the next few months. Please stay tuned for more updates!!

              • Classes Assignments - Notifications and General Functionality

                Great new feature added for class assignments. However, it is far from ready for public consumption.
                1. Students are not notified when they are given an assignment - this is very important!
                2. Teachers are not notified when a student 'hands in' an assignment - Also very important!
                3. Student does not get a notification when assignment is graded and feedback given.
                4. Cannot add the assignments tab to an existing team
                5. Cannot access Assignments on Mobile App
                6. Cannot modify whom to 'assign' assignment to - i.e. if you do not want to assign to whole class

                So,…

                140 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  1. Create new assignment notification is coming really soon in the next few weeks. Student will get notified in the activity bell and will also ass an assignment card in the conversation stream where they will see the due date and a link to navigate to the assignment details.
                  2. Other 1on1 notifications will be coming in later but our product team is actively evaluating
                  3. Assignments on Mobile is being actively being worked upon and students will be able to view assignments on phone and turn in. They will also get notified on phone as well
                  4.Individual student assignments is in our roadmap too but it will is farther out.. Please create a new idea on Individual assignment and vote

                  Our product team is listening to all your feedback and we are actively making progress on these items.

                • 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?

                  136 votes
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                    17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for all the feedback on this. We’re happy to announce that in the latest update teachers and staff will be able to access Class Notebook and Staff Notebook Settings from right within Teams. This update allows teachers and staff-leaders to manage notebook settings such as Teacher-Only section groups, adding new sections, and locking the Collaboration Space. Additionally, all Teams users will now be able to use Class and Staff Notebook in full screen view in Teams, which also allows the Class Notebook Toolbar to be used from within Teams. Lastly, Class and Staff Notebook now support Edit in Browser, so teachers and staff can quickly navigate to a fully immersive OneNote experience.

                    Coming Soon: In October, Teachers using Teams will be able to distribute OneNote pages for their class assignments and the Class Notebook addin will communicate with Teams to allow Teachers to push assignments and grades directly into…

                  • Just a Brown Hand

                    Hello, it's 2017. Teams needs to start supporting multiple skin colors in emoji. Why is the default for thumbs-up, shaking hands, and all other "realistic" emoji still white?

                    These little things matter, especially now that Teams is available in Office 365 Education tenants. Our young students deserve to see emoji that represent them. Slack is way ahead of Teams on inclusive design: https://medium.com/@uxdiogenes/just-a-brown-hand-313db35230c5

                    126 votes
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                      12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi everyone! Thanks so much for this suggestion. I routed it to Design — they are pretty swamped on some other key features — but they plan to review this and find a solution. Once they do, I’ll let you know what it is!

                      Sincerely,
                      Suphatra

                    • 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.

                      119 votes
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                      • Make sure the "Leave this team" option is not available to students

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

                        111 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.

                          104 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.

                            97 votes
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                            • Make Teams for Education fully functional on iPads

                              We cannot use Teams for Education on an iPad. There is a Teams app for iPads, but it does not have assignments included. The main browsers on an iPad (Safari, Chrome or Firefox) do not support Teams, so we cannot use the browser version as well. Many students use iPads that cannot upgrade to iOS 10, so please make any improvements compatible with iOS 9 iPads.

                              93 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 ...

                                92 votes
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                                • Ability to prevent students from editing files

                                  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.

                                  92 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.

                                    74 votes
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                                      Coming Soon! In October, Teachers using Teams will be able to distribute OneNote pages for their class assignments and the Class Notebook addin will communicate with Teams to allow Teachers to push assignments and grades directly into the Assignments within Teams.

                                      We’ve just added some new features to make the Class Notebook integration with Teams even richer. Read more about the update here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Education-Blog/New-Microsoft-Teams-updates-in-Office-365-for-Education/ba-p/99668

                                    • Gradebook/markbook for classes

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

                                      73 votes
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                                      • Add a Sway

                                        Add the possibilty to add Sways to a Team

                                        64 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.

                                          62 votes
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