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  1. Hard mute students audio in a meeting (so they cannot unmute themselves)

    Teachers should be able to mute students voices in a way that they cannot dis activate. This could be used for lecture. Or to stop students interrupting on purpose.

    4,819 votes
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    360 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks to everyone who has voted on this. The team is making progress to ensure we have a safe and secure way to allow teachers to “hard mute” students during a meeting. We will share more details as we have them.

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  2. Allow to split meeting in separate sessions (breakout rooms)

    For online trainnings, we wish to allow to split a meeting into separate sessions. The meeting host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually and can switch between sessions at any time.

    The teacher can host a meeting for all classroom and divide sub meetings for students work in small groups and after that they can return to main meeting with all students.

    1,171 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Localization of Microsoft Teams in Albanian language

    Dear Sir/Madame,

    I’m writing on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of the Republic of Kosovo, regarding the localization of Office 365 and apps in Albanian language.

    Some of the apps in Office 365, such as Outlook are already translated and available in Albanian language, but our request is for Microsoft Teams to be localized in Albanian language.

    FYI: the region of South East Europe including countries: Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia have around 7 million citizens who’s mother tongue is Albanian.

    In this time of Corona Virus we are facing the language difficulties…

    180 votes
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    working on it  ·  9 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Use insights to measure the activity on Class Notebook.

    We have insights installed but it does not currently show us when children access the class notebook. This would help a great deal to see who is accessing the work. We can see they have been onto Teams if they look at files or post but no record of class notebook access.

    35 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add paste image, text box, drag and drop, zoom in or out to the Whiteboard in Teams

    The Whiteboard would be more useful with the ability to: 1) paste an image or anything onto the whiteboard. 2) insert a text box, 3) move what's on the whiteboard to a different area on the whiteboard, 4) zoom in or out

    155 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Multiple accounts

    I use Teams in two different organizations. In the apps, I have to log out and log in every time I want to switch. Is it possible to use two or more different accounts in the, like in Outlook?

    333 votes
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  7. Increase the FPS of video sharing.

    While sharing video with all the students. The students fps is very low. The video freeze from student's side.

    15 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Skype In The Classroom  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. It would be helpful to have recorded meetings transcribed for future use to make them accessible to users with disabilities.

    After a meeting is recorded, it would be helpful to have a transcription of the recording for users who have hearing issues. Teams meetings are often used for later training, and access is limited for those who might be hard of hearing.

    18 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Languages & Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Analysis and insights

    Insights is good at a classroom level however it would be great to get similar data at a school and trust wide level..
    As a director of digital learning I would like to be able to run insights style analysis via the teams admin console to a far greater depth than the current analysis allows. I would like to be able to be able to see things like how many teachers and which office 365 accounts have set teams up, be able to group them via subject and then look globally at assignments set, hand ins, latest, time spent on…

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Very Bad Translation

    In MS Teams Assignments translates do Tarefas in Portuguese (Wrong! )
    In MS Teams Tasks (Planner) translates to Tarefas in Portuguese (Ok)
    Gradebook translates to Notas
    Notes (In OneNote) translates to Notas

    Please hire a human to do these translations.
    Please hire a teacher to make it coerent.
    It's going to be a mess in Portuguese when you integrate ToDo with Tasks, Planner and Assigments.

    10 votes
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    working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Expanded Insights for Across All Teams

    Insights is great at Team level for teachers, but not so good for Middle or Senior Leaders to view trends across year groups/ subjects etc.
    I would like to see a version of Insights (or some alternative analytics option) that allows specific colleagues to view this data across multiple Teams. Perhaps even a linked Power BI file that draws on that data for the tenancy.

    9 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Poor translations need to be improved

    The language in translated versions of Teams should be proofread by qualified humans. The button "schedule" that must be clicked to post tasks in the future has been autotranslated to "tidsplan" in Norwegian, which is a correct translation of the noun "schedule", but it makes no sense in a context which requires a verb. A human would spot this.

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Languages & Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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…

    3,873 votes
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    204 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello everyone, a quick update on our work to integrate Teams Assignments with the Microsoft Calendar - its coming! We’ll provide an update shortly with dates. We know this has been a top request for some time and there is a team working on bringing this to Teams for EDU as soon as we can.

  14. Group calendar visible in Teams with Calendar Tab 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?

    723 votes
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    29 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The team is making progress on showing Office 365 group calendars in Teams. We will share more details as we have them.

    Meanwhile, feel free to share what types of meetings do you create in the group calendars for classes and staff?

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  15. 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.

    1,083 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Notification Enhancements

    We have moved back to using Skype as the notification for Chat is not customizable. Staff that use Team for chatting, miss incoming messages, compared to Skype. I want to push the use of Team, but this factor renders the app useless.

    113 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is being worked upon and I hope to have more details to share in the coming months.

    -Warren

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