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  1. 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?

    840 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

  2. I would love for the assignment tab to show up in each channel created. I create a new channel to match each unit of study. I

    I would love for the assignment tab to show up in each channel created. I create a new channel to match each unit of study. I use each channel as a module.

    834 votes

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    98 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thank you everyone for the additional feedback on this feature request! We’ve read all your comments and are currently investigating what we can do to help.

  3. Alphabetize students by last name to help with attendance

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

    765 votes

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    124 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    728 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thanks everyone for your feedback on this. As more educators look for ways to create secure assessments (especially remotely) this is one of the options we are investigating.

  5. 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.

    713 votes

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    124 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow Assignments for more than 200 people

    We want to use a Team for our whole school to submit responses to different optional challenge activities. We have over 1000 students in our middle school, and have created a team with all the students loaded. However, when we try to create Assignments in this team, we see a message that Assignment functionality is not available in Teams with more than 200 members. This means we can't use Teams for this purpose (gathering artifacts of various kinds from students across our school).

    696 votes

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    117 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Parent view

    Need to put assignments into pupil's Outlook calendar so that they can share a read only link with parents. This would enable parents to see all upcoming assignments for their child, i.e. a parent view of assignments.

    Alternatively, give parents a code linked to their child's account that will allow them to see selective team content including all assignment details. Teachers should be able to select whether parents can see everything, particular channels, or just assignments.

    689 votes

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    33 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 681 votes

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    139 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    great news!  ·  Lauren Kuan responded

    I’m very happy to announce that the Class Materials folder is now available on iOS and Android devices! Go to the Microsoft Teams app to now see the Class Materials folder.

  9. 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.

    611 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

  10. 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

    606 votes

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    42 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Announcement feature - to be able to schedule this in advance to post on a certain day/time so announcements ready to go for 2 weeks out

    Most teachers plan for instruction a couple weeks at a time. Being able to set the ANNOUNCEMENT feature to be "scheduled" to post in the thread at a certain date/time would be HUGE improvement to teacher workflow. I want my students to see the ANNOUNCEMENT for the day with all instructions and then my scheduled assignments fall in line below the ANNOUNCEMENT for the day. Not being able to schedule this in advance to post each day of the week and to have things all set up for 1-2 weeks at a time is a HUGE break in normal teacher…

    605 votes

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    26 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    540 votes

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    130 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow us to delete items (files) in the share screen for general meetings.

    Allow us to delete the numerous files listed in the share screen for general meeting (I'm not referring to chats).

    520 votes

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    164 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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…

    516 votes

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    88 comments  ·  UX & Design  ·  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

  15. reply to messages

    much like whatsapp where you can reply to a specific message and that particular message will be quoted alongside the reply. Also the function to reply privately to a message sent in a group setting would be helpful

    499 votes

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    48 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Add editable PDF to assignment

    Add the possibility to add a editable PDF as ressource of a assignment AND o be able to edit a PDF file (editable pdf form) Now only MS documents such as Word, Excel etc. are editable by students. Editable PDF forms can't be changed by students. Words

    496 votes

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    41 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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,…

    489 votes

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    115 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. block calls between students but allow teachers to call students and students to call teachers within an allotted time of day

    There is a feature to block students from calling but this disables them from calling the teacher. They need to be able to call the teacher as well as the teacher to call them. There also needs to be a guideline time in place so that students could not call teachers at 3am. So restricting calls between the hours of 8am-8pm for example. Not that the teacher is required to pick up all of those hours but the would prohibit the student from times outside of the window.

    480 votes

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

    475 votes

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    under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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?

    447 votes

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