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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…

    393 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?

      244 votes
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        This feature request is actively being worked upon, It looks like there may possibly be weekly email digest that would be sent to parents to help provide this information.
        I’ll update this topic further as I get more details.
        -Warren

      • 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.

        206 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.

          194 votes
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          • 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?

            168 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.

              153 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 ...

                150 votes
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                • existing classnotebooks

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

                  145 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)

                    107 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.

                      95 votes
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                      • Add a Sway

                        Add the possibilty to add Sways to a Team

                        95 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.

                          92 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.

                            85 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.

                              67 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.

                                50 votes
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                                • 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!

                                  49 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!

                                    48 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.

                                      46 votes
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                                      • assignments

                                        I'd like to be able to see a month view as opposed to a week view in the assignments function.

                                        45 votes
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                                        • Real Time Status Update

                                          Currently, the status will time out after 5 minutes of inactivity in Teams. Is there a way to have it only time out after 5 minutes of inactivity on the computer? For example, Skype for Business updates status based on activity on the computer and not just based on activity in the Skype application itself.

                                          45 votes
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