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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…

    672 votes
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    45 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still in the planning stages. No new details to share at this time.

    -Warren

  2. 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?

    417 votes
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    56 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone – we are getting ready to release the weekly parent/guardian Assignments email summary.

    If you’re interested in using this feature we recommend getting started today by setting up the Parent and Guardian Sync using Microsoft School Data Sync.

    More information about how to set this up is here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/schooldatasync/parent-contact-sync

    We will be sure to update you once we release this functionality inside Teams.

    Thanks!
    Justin

  3. Private Channels - 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!

    328 votes
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    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    The feature to support private channels is actively being worked upon!

    -Warren

  4. 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 ...

    305 votes
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    under review  ·  Warren responded

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

    -Warren

  5. 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.

    295 votes
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  6. Remove "Staff Notebook" from Microsoft Teams for Education

    I am not sure if this is a bug or not but we are using Microsoft Teams educational licenses. We want to use the Teams for our internal staff departments first. For some reason the setup of teams includes extra educational features like it force creates a OneNote tab called "Staff Notebook" in the General channel of each team. the OneNote includes a lot of classroom type customization that we do not want/need. Our departments have their own OneNotes. I cannot delete Staff Notebook tab or even rename it. I can add and delete other OneNotes but we want a…

    230 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone! If you do not want to use the OneNote Staff Notebook or any of the other default tabs across the various team types, we suggest creating an ‘Anyone’ team instead.

    The ‘Anyone’ team will not include any add-ons by default and gives you the flexibility to use Teams however you would like. We understand that there are so many other ways you can use Teams that does not fit the Class/PLC/Staff team template. So ‘Anyone’ will be your best option!

    More information on the different team types in Teams for Education can be found here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/choose-a-team-type-to-collaborate-in-microsoft-teams-0a971053-d640-4555-9fd7-f785c2b99e67

    Feel free to reply back here if you have additional feedback.

    Thank you!
    Justin

  7. TurnItIn Integration

    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.

    189 votes
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  8. LTI Integration

    With Teams replacing Class Notebook, there is a focus to use this in Education. If Teams worked with LTI, it would allow Learning Management Systems such as Moodle and Canvas to assign users to a Team through direct single sign on. This creates a more seamless experience for students and decreases the amount of admin needed to get them in.

    Further to this, each group inside an LMS could be given a separate team or private channel in Teams to Collaborate. This would be massively beneficial for Education.

    183 votes
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  9. Gradebook/markbook for classes

    There should be a gradebook which automatically records results from assignments. A Gradebook is needed to show ALL the students grades for ALL the assignments. Something with weighting and totaling of selected assignments.

    178 votes
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  10. 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.

    172 votes
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    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is actively being worked upon! I’ll provide updates to this thread as it moves along.

    -Warren

  11. Turn in assignments on behalf of in Teams for EDU.

    Teachers need a way to turn in an assignment on behalf of students who for some reason aren't able to turn it in themselves, or at least change the status to delivered.

    160 votes
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  12. 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.

    155 votes
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    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still under review. No decision has been made at this time.
    -Warren

  13. Add a Sway

    Add the possibilty to add Sways to a Team

    146 votes
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    under review  ·  Warren responded

    Unfortunately I need to switch this back to Under Review. The feature team is investigating how best this could be implemented.

    -Warren

  14. Group calendar visible 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?

    133 votes
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    This feature has now moved into the planning stage! I’ll keep you posted as I hear more.

    -Warren

  15. notify me (the teacher) when a student turns in an assignment

    As a teacher of 7 different classes, I have to go into each assignment individually to see when students turn in assignments. This is very time-consuming! Please allow me to set up a notification when a student turns in an assignment.

    126 votes
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  16. Make Class Materials folder accessible through Teams IOS app

    Currently the Class Materials read only folder is not accessible in Teams IOS app

    122 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for everyone’s feedback. We are actively working on this. In the meantime, please use the desktop Teams app or the mobile SharePoint app to access Class Materials.
    (‘Class Materials’ can be found underneath Pages in SharePoint’s navigation.)

  17. 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.

    116 votes
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    we have this!  ·  Warren responded

    You are able to delete your own messages within a chat or channel. Click the ellipses on your message and you can then use the drop down menu selection of Delete to remove your own message.

    You cannot delete old chat threads, but you can hide them by clicking the ellipses and choosing Hide.

  18. Submitting of a task on a restricted network

    Can Microsoft make it possible to let users deliver tasks on a restricted network (when taking tests/exams) while access to chat/files (and such) in the Teams app still is restricted/unaccessable?

    111 votes
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  19. Download all assignments button

    Almost all schools require the ability to download assignments and upload them to district-systems, print a batch of assignments, provide them to external audits etc.

    The functionality is already there (navigate to the correct document library and then click 'download').

    Simply add the UI option for a teacher to do this without knowledge of SharePoint libraries.

    Surely this wouldn't require too much engineering to make it happen?

    103 votes
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  20. LaTeX math input

    Allow LaTeX math input into the Teams interface for Education customers.

    Currently Edmodo allows some simple LaTeX code (as complex as those that amsmath package recognises!)

    99 votes
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