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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…

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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?

      346 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.

        285 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 ...

          234 votes
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          • Assignments overview

            Both the student and the teacher need somewhere to view all the assignment that the student has submitted, together with grades and feedback. When grading, it is a crucial feature for the teacher to be able to get an overview on what the student has done, if assignments have been missed and how the assignments were graded.

            217 votes
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            • existing classnotebooks

              It would be really helpful to be able to sync Teams with preexisting class notebooks in OneNote.

              190 votes
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              • Private Channels - Please add functionality to limit a channel to certain team members!!

                I oversee all of the safety committees across our district. Some information is necessary for all committees but I'd love to collaborate with each committee individually as well. The ability to add certain members to certain channels would be SOOOO helpful!

                182 votes
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                • Gradebook/markbook for classes

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

                  136 votes
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                  • Add a Sway

                    Add the possibilty to add Sways to a Team

                    127 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.

                      124 votes
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                      • 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.

                        110 votes
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                        • TurnItIn Tab

                          Please reach out to TurnItIn to develop an app that works with TurnItIn.

                          The 'assignments' functionality is fine for primary schools. Secondary schools need better integration with TurnItIn.

                          108 votes
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                          • 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.

                            92 votes
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                            • Ability to delete conversations

                              We need to have the ability to delete posts in the conversations tab! Even as a teacher, occasionally I want to delete something.

                              91 votes
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                                You are able to delete your own messages within a chat or channel. Click the ellipses on your message and you can then use the drop down menu selection of Delete to remove your own message.

                                You cannot delete old chat threads, but you can hide them by clicking the ellipses and choosing Hide.

                              • Group calendar visible 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?

                                75 votes
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                                • It would be awesome if we could have a Microsoft Forms tab for Microsoft Team channels

                                  Microsoft Forms for Microsoft Team channels would be incredibly handy!

                                  59 votes
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                                  • Share a file across multiple team

                                    I have created several teams for my school (Yr 7 Maths, Yr 8 Maths, Yr 9 Maths) and while most of the time each team would be working specifically within that team, sometimes there may be a department file that we need to work on. Can I share the file between teams, and have the file constantly update and sync across all teams?

                                    57 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      54 votes
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                                      • "Detect Fragments and Run-On Sentences" feature in Word 2016

                                        Previous versions of Word detected fragments and run-on sentences, but Word 2016 does not. This is especially problematic because these are two of the most common writing errors students make; many students relied on this feature to improve their writing
                                        Please vote to have this feature added to Word 2016.

                                        53 votes
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                                        • Preview Assignments as Student

                                          It would be nice for teachers to be able to preview posted assignments as a student, just to ensure that the documents and such function for the students the way we intend.

                                          52 votes
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