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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 ...

    1,262 votes
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    46 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. 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.

    521 votes
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  3. 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

    348 votes
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  4. 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,…

    339 votes
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  5. 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

    199 votes
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  6. Unmuting a student

    I love the 'mute all' option, but working with young kids, it is sometimes difficult for them to find the unmute button. It would be helpful as a teacher to be able to unmute a student.

    160 votes
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  7. Record the whiteboard during a live meeting

    During a live Teams meeting, you can use the Whiteboard, but it doesn't record. For classroom purposes, this makes it difficult for students who go back to watch the lesson later. They can't see what was done on the Whiteboard.

    156 votes
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  8. 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.

    151 votes
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  9. 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.

    121 votes
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  10. 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.

    120 votes
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  11. Upload files to multiple channels at the same time

    When posting a message please allow us to upload a file to multiple channels.
    Currently if you attach a file to a message you can only post it to one channel. Many teachers are responsible for multiple classes in the same grade. Having to go and upload a file to each team and channel one by one is very time consuming.

    117 votes
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  12. sort team members in alphabetical order

    Can we have Team members sorted in alphabetical order?

    100 votes
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  13. 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.

    83 votes
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  14. 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 .

    78 votes
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  15. 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!

    74 votes
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  16. Grouping of Teams

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

    71 votes
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  17. Chat Partcipation Limitations

    The current group chat limits the number of participants to 100. PLEASE PLEASE increase it to 250, as my team is larger than 100 and we would like to have the ability to have a group chat.

    64 votes
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  18. Don't create an email address when I create a new Team

    I have dozens and dozens of Teams...and we are going to create many more. Stop with the email addresses already! They never get used for anything useful and clog up the directory and confuse users. Let me turn off the email creation, or otherwise deactivate the email address automatically that is created. The default should be no working email address.

    64 votes
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  19. Allow the teacher/meeting owner to choose a screen to PIN and lock it for all students to see.

    Teachers need to be able to chose what screen is pinned for their students to see. If they are screen sharing, that screen should be locked. If they want their video/face to be the main screen, they should be able to pin it for ALL students. Students should not be able to unpin a screen that is pinned by the teacher.

    61 votes
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  20. Move conversations between channels

    Please allow an admin (or a channel admin) to move a conversation from one channel to another one, in case it goes off-topic / not relevant to others.

    57 votes
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