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  1. 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 ...

    1,768 votes

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    58 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.

  2. Need to be able to schedule announcements ahead of time!

    Would like to schedule morning announcements for the whole week!

    1,758 votes

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    169 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Assign Assignments to specific channels

    It should be possible to assign Assignments to specific channel(s). Now, each Assignment is posted in the general channel.

    726 votes

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    127 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Give teachers the option of creating a "sample student" so they can demonstrate for students from the student view

    Give teachers the option of creating a "sample student" so they can demonstrate for students from the student view

    636 votes

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    43 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Read receipt in conversation - see who has read a post in a channel

    Now I post a message in a thread/conversation, but I have no idea how many has read it.

    626 votes

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    30 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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

    Meanwhile, feel free to share why you need this in class teams / staff teams, and what you need to see (ie # read / list of users read / timestamp of read) and for what purpose.

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  6. Head of School or Subject Observer Role

    It would be very helpful to have an 'observer' or 'manager' role. We are a school and heads of subject or departments want to be shared owners of several classes, but do not want to be active teachers. (I could imaging in the business world, a department manager may want such an 'observer' role too.) If someone is an observer/manager/moderator, they would be able to easily control the number of notifications they get to reduce the amount of noise these can create when you belong to a lot of different teams. As they belong to a large number of teams,…

    501 votes

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  7. Pin Posts in Channel

    Enable posts to be pinned within a channel, so that the pinned post is the first one seen when a member goes to that channel.

    279 votes

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  8. Prevent student from leaving a class team

    We should be able to lock Team / Office 365 group in such way that students can't leave the team.

    This needs to be considered from both an IT-pro as well as team owner perspective

    268 votes

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    37 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Breakout Room timer

    I would like to see a timer that can be added to a channel. This would help manage the time when participants are in a breakout room.

    217 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add the Ability to Sort all Lists in Teams

    Currently in Teams, lists of the members appear in several sections. i.e. When managing the Team under members and guests, inside the Grade tab in the General channel, In the Class Notebook, in assignments, in Teams meetings, etc... Please add the ability to sort these lists to make it easier for teachers to navigate the lists which as of currently are displayed with no discernable order. Some are sorted by last name, some by first name, and some with no order at all. I imagine that this would work like any other Microsoft product where I can filter how I…

    147 votes

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  11. Allow for planner to be a tab in a private channel

    We love the new feature to have private channels within a team although at the moment we aren't able to add a Planner as a tab within a private channel. This would be great otherwise a few of our team members need to create a separate team in order to achieve this.

    142 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Alphabetical order of participants in Manage Team

    Please enable alphabetical ordering (by surnames) of Team members (in "Manage team" option), or instruct me if that possibility already exists. It should be default option to get participants (members) in alphabetical order.

    139 votes

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  13. Team-specific notification settings

    Currently the notification settings apply to all teams. But not all teams are created equal...sometimes we don't want to get certain notifications from a specific team. It would be nice if we can specify a team to inherit the global notification setting or to have its own notification setting.

    138 votes

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  14. Allow to delete or rename the channel named General.

    I want to rename this channel but it won't let me. I don't want it to be named that way.

    108 votes

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  15. Sub channels

    much like how users can create sub pages in OneNote, I'd like the ability to create sub channels in a Team. It's helpful to use indenting on the channels to organize information .

    107 votes

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  16. When hand is raised, the presenter should be notified with some icon on the mini window

    When the presenter shares the screen, he/she is unable to see who has raised hand. This makes the raise hand feature useless. So there should be some icon showing who has raised their hand

    96 votes

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  17. Add praise badges for private channels

    There is no way to praise members of a private channel, that means if you have a special group you are working with you can not use praise badges in their private channel chat messages.

    90 votes

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  18. Grouping of Teams

    It would be great to make groups of our Teams (i.e. putting all our school administrative teams in one group)

    90 votes

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  19. Scheduling of posts

    Allow posts in channels to be scheduled - this is available for assignments, but not posts in channels

    87 votes

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  20. Remove the 'status message' feature for students.

    Students are setting status messages and tagging other students in them. Some messages are not kind to other students.

    79 votes

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