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  1. 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.

    3,432 votes

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    475 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    2,984 votes

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

    Thanks for all of the feedback on this one. We are reviewing how we can improve notifications around Assignments in Teams. Please keep the feedback coming!

  3. Ability to schedule meetings in private channels

    private channels need to be able to schedule meetings.

    2,653 votes

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    232 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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 ...

    1,793 votes

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    60 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.

  5. Track student attendance within Teams

    Everything is so cool, I love it, but could be possible to add a tab to keep track of the students attendance?

    1,534 votes

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    73 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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…

    1,401 votes

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    83 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    1,384 votes

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    72 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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!)

    1,366 votes

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    117 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Great suggestion for all STEM classes! I’ve moved this feature to ‘under review’.

  9. 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.

    881 votes

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    101 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.

  10. 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.

    754 votes

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    11 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.

  11. 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?

    753 votes

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    under review  ·  65 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    638 votes

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    32 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Gordon Chang responded

    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

  13. Add a Sway

    Add the possibilty to add Sways to a Team

    362 votes

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    17 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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. Live event concurrency

    Increase the number of concurrent live events to more than 15 per tenant - required to enable large cohort remote teaching which is a massive priority for universities at the time of the Coronavirus worldwide incident.

    Universities will often have more than 15 large lectures running at the same time and increasing the number of live events to 30 or 45 will allow universities and colleges to remotely teach large numbers concurrently

    342 votes

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    33 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. SCORM

    Please can you build something so we can use SCORM files in Teams, and pull out the scores of quizzes from within them and completion of the materials?

    177 votes

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    36 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  angch responded

    Thank you for your feedback. We are reviewing this request and will evaluate possible solutions.

  16. Change Teams type for an existing Team in EDU

    In Microsoft Teams for EDU we have four options when creating a new team: Classes, PLCs, Staff Members, Anyone

    I would like the ability to change the Team type after creation.

    79 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Gordon Chang responded

    Thank you for the feedback. We will be monitoring the votes and further comments.

    Currently our recommendation is to create another team with your desired type, and migrate the files, team setup, apps, and members to the new team.

    Feel free to comment further on when you may need to change Teams type for an existing team. Is it always right after you create a team?

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  17. insight

    I would like to see the Insights app added as a feature for the Staff Team. It would allow me to post PD in the form of videos or readings and see who has or has not engaged with the PD. Currently it seems that Insights in only in the Class Team.

    2 votes

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  18. world on line inside teams

    when i write in Hebrew , the default language is Arabic.(Saudi Arab)

    2 votes

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Languages & Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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