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  1. Make this a camera option for insecure middle schoolers!!! (Video access to teachers only)

    I teach in a middle school, and we are using Microsoft Teams for virtual learning synchronous instruction. It is going very well except for one thing. None (or very few) of the middle school students want to turn on their camera. We beg, plead, cajole, but nothing helps. They turn it on when I meet with them privately or in small groups, just not in class. So, this is my suggestion: You make it possible to allow the students to see the teacher and the teacher to see the students, but the STUDENTS CANNOT SEE EACH OTHER. If teachers have…

    2,455 votes

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  2. User Pronouns

    Many of my classmates either have androgynous names or use pronouns that others might not assume (they/them). For non-binary and transgender classmates, it's hard to know how to refer to them. In many cases, pronouns aren't on teachers or students minds', so students accidentally get misgendered. Having pronouns next to names (maybe optional) would be an easy quick-hand way of communicating the best way to refer to your peers.

    3,917 votes

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  3. Multiple Organizers and Presenters for Breakout Rooms

    Some classes have multiple teachers (ex: IC settings) therefore a team can have multiple teachers assigned to the course. Currently there is only one organizer AKA one person who can start the meeting and now only one person who can implement and monitor breakout rooms. It would be fantastic to have anyone identified as a "presenter" have the ability to create/monitor breakout rooms. I know there is already a vote for multiple presenters so I guess this has two requests in one?

    607 votes

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    57 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to announce that capability to allow specific presenters to manage breakout rooms is now available to users who have opted into Public Preview.

    To see feature details, please visit https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-public-preview/now-in-public-preview-presenter-support-in-breakout-rooms/m-p/2774821

    For details on switching to the Microsoft Teams Public Preview version, please see : https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview.

    We look forward to your preview feedback!

  4. Alphabetize students by last name to help with attendance

    Please alphabetize students by LAST names as they enter to help with attendance. Thank you

    876 votes

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  5. EDU: We need to have more control for "join link" in "Meeting settings" in the "Microsoft Teams admin center".

    In edu organisations - from security reasons - we need a new feature to restrict informations about scheduled online meeting only to really invited attendees.

    At this time we can control anonymous acces, set lobby, set presenters role but we can't control inviting people process to meetings (students to lessons) because links to planned meetings is visible to all on groups canals, in calendars, etc. This is also sending via mails to people in invited teams so it is poor security indeed to rely on that this link never leaking.

    To have control of it we need on "Email invitation"…

    394 votes

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  6. Preview Facility in MS Forms Upload file option

    When we connect MS Forms with MS Teams to collect survey, feedback or any kind of submission from students wherein students upload their files (doc, pdf, excel, etc.) a preview facility will be helpful after file upload action. It will help students to ensure that they have uploaded the correct document/file before actually doing the final submission on MS Forms. At present MS Forms has no preview Facility given with File upload option.

    47 votes

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  7. Pre-Assign Students to Breakout Rooms

    Could there be a feature where teachers can pre-assign (before the class starts) students to groups based on the invited attendees list. Currently, you have to wait for students to enter the main meeting and then assign each one to a room or randomly assign, which can be challenging when implementing roles or differentiation activities.

    517 votes

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    66 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to announce that capability for the meeting organizer to perform breakout room configurations and participant assignments prior to the start of the meeting is now available to users who have opted into Public Preview.

    Please see feature details here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-public-preview/now-in-public-preview-pre-meeting-room-creation-and-participant/m-p/2775307.

    For details on switching to the Microsoft Teams Public Preview version, please see : https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview.

    We look forward to your preview feedback!

  8. 594 votes

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  9. 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.

    194 votes

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  10. We need an "enable original sound" option.

    Sustained sound gets cancelled out as a background sound. Extended ranges of our instruments also gets cancelled out. Music teachers need these sounds, so we need an option to disable the microphone's normal settings that are written to focus the on the speaking voice.

    550 votes

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  11. Improve teacher feedback on assignments: zoom, rotate, write on image/pdf, upload file...

    It would be very useful, for a teacher, to have the following features when working with assignments - in addition to the already present "feedback" option:

    1. zoom and rotate also images, not only .pdf;
    2. write or draw (make annotations) on images and .pdf files;
    3. upload a file (image, pdf, office doc,...) together with the feedback - for instance, I could write something in the feedback and then upload a file with the complete solution of a given excercise.

    These features could save a teacher a lot of time and, at the same time, make the feedbacks much more effective for…

    1,448 votes

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    86 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    1,419 votes

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  13. Accumulated score without the need to manipulate the excel file

    It would be very useful to know the points accumulated per student and the total possible points. It is too cumbersome to download the Excel file and start filtering the score of each activity to make the total sum of points and, furthermore, it is too difficult to know what the total points awarded to all activities are. Thus, if there were 30 activities during a school term and the total of points is 4550, it is too laborious: 1) to know the final score (4550) without having to download the Excel file and find the maximum score for each…

    290 votes

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  14. 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.

    1,414 votes

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  15. Ability to schedule meetings in private channels

    private channels need to be able to schedule meetings.

    2,748 votes

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  16. Add the "specific people" or "owners" option to who can bypass the lobby.

    For education, there can be multiple teachers (owners) of a class page, but only the person who scheduled the meeting can bypass the lobby or way too many people (students) can bypass it. My co-teacher and I would like to both be able to bypass it. Having the "specific" people option like in the "Who can present" drop down would help immensely.

    396 votes

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  17. Attendance list

    When downloading the attendance list, it would be nice if the first and last name were separated into their own column. This would allow the teacher to sort by either first name or last name making it much faster and easier to take attendance. This would allow for more instruction time with the students as every minute is important.

    253 votes

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  18. Auto-save Quiz, Have Quiz timer and auto submit the form when timer ends

    If we have a timed quiz in Teams, the student has no option of knowing how much time is left. When the deadline passes, the student has no option of submitting the form and looses all points.

    1. There should be a visible timer / clock showing how much time is left before submission

    2. If the student has the form open, at the end of the clock, the form should be auto submitted with the answers that were already given/selected

    3. There should be an auto save option for the form, in case the student needs to reload the page/looses connectivity, so…

    345 votes

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  19. Show "late" in gradebook

    When students submit work late, it should show in the gradebook and not just within the assignment when opened. See Google gradebook for how useful this is.

    17 votes

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  20. Live Parent Access to Assignment Details

    The parent digest isn't enough for most of our parents, they want to be able to see the data on any day of the week.

    The ability to log in (or have an app) and only see homework activities set every day (the ability, ie a tick box, to identify homework vs classwork activities would be ideal) to keep track of assignments is needed.

    At the moment we have to use another app for this which doubles up on admin and means we are writing in one tool that the work is in Teams.

    379 votes

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