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

    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.

    3,854 votes
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    363 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As you may know, the new Large Gallery view, with the ability to see up to 49 participant in a meeting, is coming soon to Teams! This will allow you to see all of your students within a similar class size. The ability to further adjust the layout of the video is in the works and planned to come later.

    Large Gallery will release as an optional (preview) feature that can be turned on at any time during a meeting. Large Gallery has a flexible design and will deliver a network-optimized client video experience that works on multiple device categories. During the preview, the Large Gallery experience will be available for desktop Teams client on both Windows & Mac, as well as for mobile Teams client (iOS, Android) users.

    You can read more about Large gallery view, as well as the new Together mode feature, here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/07/08/reimagining-virtual-collaboration-future-work-learning/

    Large Gallery will…

  2. 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…

    2,747 votes
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    167 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thank you everyone for the feedback on bringing Assignments to the Teams Calendar! We know how important this is to the experience and are working on how to best deliver this functionality to all the students and educators in our community.

  3. Hard mute students audio in a meeting (so they cannot unmute themselves)

    Teachers should be able to mute students voices in a way that they cannot dis activate. This could be used for lecture. Or to stop students interrupting on purpose.

    2,721 votes
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    236 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks to everyone who has voted on this. The team is making progress to ensure we have a safe and secure way to allow teachers to “hard mute” students during a meeting. We will share more details as we have them.

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  4. "Wait in lobby" for student (participants) in scheduled meetings

    In order to use scheduled meetings for teaching is necessary that the meeting organizer can force student to "wait in lobby" if they try to enter the meeting before the teacher.

    In my case, students are part of the organization, they are not guests. For this reason, this functionality for my school is not possible.

    The possibility to force participants (even if part of the organization) in the lobby is necessary, because otherwise students could use the scheduled meeting to enter by their own and talk privately without the teacher.

    2,614 votes
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    157 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks again for your feedback on this. The team has begun working on an option requiring everyone other than the meeting organizer to go thru the lobby. We will continue to evaluate our best option to release with increased priority.

    If, in addition to a per meeting control, you are looking for admin level control to prevent students from starting any meeting or any calls without educators present, and want to apply this control regardless of whether a meeting organizer remembers to change the lobby option, please vote on this UV item – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/39962347

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  5. Prevent students from starting a meeting unattended

    It would be very useful to be able to prevent students from starting a meeting unattended, regardless of what type of meetings it is.

    This because, when working with younger students, the best option is that only teachers can start new meeting (with other teachers and/or with students).

    1,925 votes
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    144 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for all the feedback. Unfortunately we need to temporarily disable this new feature on web and desktop to address an issue that has been found. A fix is underway and we will update here when the new feature is rolled back out. Thank you for your patience.

  6. 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.

    1,688 votes
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    135 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thanks for all of the feedback on this one. We are reviewing how we can improve notifications around Assignments in Teams. Please keep the feedback coming!

  7. Download attendance list in a Teams meeting

    Download an attendance list from a Teams meeting

    1,439 votes
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    111 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback and waiting for this feature with patience. We have enabled download of a meeting attendance list during a meeting. This is released for general availability. Please note this feature is turned off by default, and needs to be enabled via admin policy.

    See documentation for this feature here: https://support.office.com/article/download-attendance-reports-in-teams-ae7cf170-530c-47d3-84c1-3aedac74d310

    Note: We are continuing to work on enabling download after a meeting has concluded, as well.

    Thanks.

  8. It would be great if students could private message teachers, but NOT each other.

    It would be great if students could private message teachers, but NOT each other.

    1,380 votes
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    212 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Revert Assignments Format – show all assignments across class teams

    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.

    1,231 votes
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    166 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thank you for your continued feedback and comments on this feature. We are actively working on showing all assignments across all your class teams in the personal Assignments app on the left app bar. We will continue to update as we make progress.

    Thank you so much for your patience.

  10. Prevent attendees inviting users within an in progress meeting

    Currently, attendees are able to use the participants pane in an ongoing meeting to invite users to the meeting. In an education setting, this means disruptive/cheeky students are able to abuse the invite option to call anybody within the school.. There's absolutely no reason in an educational setting for students to be able to invite anybody they like to a live lesson (meeting) - we make them attendees for a reason!

    1,222 votes
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    130 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Ability to schedule meetings in private channels

    private channels need to be able to schedule meetings.

    1,117 votes
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    111 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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 ...

    1,040 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thank you all for your continued feedback on this feature! We are still evaluating options, so for now the ‘Posts’ tab remains the default first tab for every team.

    Great suggestions so far in the comments, but please do continue to share how you would use this feature so we can better understand the use case for our planning.

  13. 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?

    876 votes
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    52 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

  14. 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.

    853 votes
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    78 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thank you for all of the feedback around this feature! We are reviewing what the best path forward is for this.

    Just so everyone knows in the meantime, teachers can absolutely review any student attached or distributed work in Assignments even if students have not clicked the ‘Turn in’ button. Some of the comments also mention that the work might not be done digitally and submitted a different way, students can also Turn in the assignment without attaching any files/resources or can use the Teams mobile app to take a photo of their paper-based work to submit digitally.

    Finally, when you return the assignment as a teacher (even without the student turning in) the feedback loop is also closed. Hope this helps.

  15. 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.

    776 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Ability to record meetings in private channels

    Holding meetings in private channels is really useful (students don't need to know when instructional staff is meeting), but I want the ability to record them like I can in a general channel. Recording 1-1 meetings would also be helpful to international students who could then review them.

    699 votes
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    55 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Allow the ending of a meeting to occur by the meeting organiser (i.e. the teacher of a classroom)

    Please allow teachers who run a classroom via Teams the option to be able to end meetings. With the imminent closure of schools and needing to run classes online it would be very helpful to be able to do this. Teachers are not going to leave a meeting to let a student run it due to the plethora of issues that would arise so please allow us as the teacher in the Team to end a meeting.

    646 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    1. As stated last time, based on the volume of recent feedback, we fast-tracked adding the ability for meeting organizers to end a meeting for all participants with the click of a button one-time. This was released to the public ring today.
    1. In addition, the team has begun working on an option requiring everyone other than the meeting organizer to go thru the lobby. Once that feature is available, attendees will be placed in the lobby when rejoining the meeting, the setting will be available in meeting options for each meeting. Please see this UV item – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/39962434.
    1. If, instead of looking for a per meeting control, you are looking for admin level control to prevent students from starting any meeting or any calls without educators present, and wants to apply this control regardless of whether a meeting organizer remembers to change the lobby option, please vote on this UV…
  18. 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!)

    641 votes
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    56 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Great suggestion for all STEM classes! I’ve moved this feature to ‘under review’.

  19. Teams Junior - Microsoft Teams is amazing but it is complicated for younger children to use a simplified version

    Teams Junior - Microsoft Teams for EYFS/KS1 would be amazing! with a more user friendly interface for our youngest learners.

    601 votes
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    71 comments  ·  UX & Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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?

    588 votes
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    28 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

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