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  1. Revert Assignments Format – show all assignments across class teams

    Keep the original teams assignment format where we would see all the assignments in one place for all classes. With this new format we have to enter into select classes to see assignments, making it very difficult and inconvenient. Please change back to the old format! It helps all of us stay organized by seeing all the assignments in one screen.

    2,068 votes
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    259 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add a global admin setting for the default role of meeting attendee

    If you want to make meeting attendees Participants by default (so that they can't present, mute you and remove from a meeting), then you have to manually change meeting options of a particular meeting and set "Who can present?". Today this option can't be set globally by default in Teams admin center. Please add this feature.

    1,199 votes
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    104 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re happy to announce the ability for admins to change the default value of ‘Who can present?’ in Meeting Options in the Teams client via the new parameter, DesignatedPresenterRoleMode.

    - For more information, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/meeting-policies-in-teams
    - For EDU specific information, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/policy-packages-edu

    Thanks!

  3. Raise Hands in Team

    The teachers in Hong Kong have been using Teams and OneNote to teach virtually at home during class suspension since early February. It’d be very useful if students are allowed to raise hands to ask a Q during meetings. So, teachers can be alerted and can provide instant feedback to individual students instead of being disrupted or not being aware of individual needs. Thank you very much!

    1,106 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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?

    425 votes
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    58 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    We’re excited to announce that the Weekly guardian email digest is now available!

    With this feature enabled, Teams will automatically send parents/guardians a weekly email summary of past and upcoming assignments.

    How to get started:
    1. Setup Parent and Guardian Sync on Microsoft School Data Sync (SDS) and bulk add all your guardian emails: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/schooldatasync/parent-contact-sync

    2. Then O365 Admins can enable the ‘Weekly guardian email digest’ setting inside the new Assignments settings in the Teams Admin Center. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/expand-teams-across-your-org/assignments-in-teams

    We can’t wait to hear your feedback.

  5. Assignment functions in Teams mobile app

    I'm planning on using teams for classes the year. The phone app seems to be very limited. Is there a way to view assignments through the mobile app?

    361 votes
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    66 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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!

    348 votes
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    35 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Private channels enable focused private collaboration among a subset of your team. We are super excited to share that this feature is fully rolled out worldwide (including education users)!

    You can find detailed information on the capabilities and management of the private channels feature here – https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/private-channels.

    There are four other types of channel functionality on our backlog – feel free to upvote and/or comment on the UV items listed next to each:
    - Channel only members: to enable collaboration with people outside the team in a specific channel, without granting them access to the team itself. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31374577
    - Shared channels within an organization: allow people in different teams to collaborate on a shared project or v-team in the context of their own teams. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18615565
    - Shared channels across organizations: allow people in an organization other than yours to collaborate on a shared project or v-team. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32987917
    - Public…

  7. Ability to prevent students from editing files

    If Files is going to replace classroom then the owner of the team needs to be able to decide if a file can be edited or not. Some files i need my students to be able to edit for homework, others i do not want them to change so i should have an option which enables or disables edit function for members when i upload a file.

    336 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    We are excited to share that the read only folder, ‘Class Materials’ now comes built in to the Files tab of every class team! You should now see the Class Materials folder on new class teams as well as your existing ones.

    You can read more about Class Materials here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-folders-to-create-read-only-files-for-students-or-other-team-members-0e7791d7-8c9c-4749-9bca-984289477988

    Thank you so much for everyone’s passionate feedback.
    - Justin

  8. Individual Student 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.

    334 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Assignments list

    can we have a list of all the assignments under the assignments tab? the week to view means students have to keep clicking right to see whats been set.

    I don't want any excuses!

    319 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Cameron responded

    We are excited to announced our team has addressed these concerns and it should be available today

    List view in-class student https://support.office.com/article/a206bde9-8bb3-4e38-a745-0f9a6f9eb6ce
    List view in-class teacher https://support.office.com/article/9b20d2b4-a465-4136-9621-d09af2621c2d

    List view all-up teacher https://support.office.com/article/03f1456f-f354-4645-b186-ccd52102d0b4
    List view all-up student https://support.office.com/article/8b2a9b57-8c82-4c95-8f85-6fad2a57fccd

  10. Copy assignments to multiple classes

    There should be a way to copy an assignment from one team to another. If a teacher has more than one section of a particular class, they would have the same assignments for each class, so it would only make sense to create it once, then copy to all classes. If small changes needed to be made later, they can always go in and edit on an as needed basis.

    303 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Popout Chat

    Skype for Business 2016 had the ability for separate chats to be in separate windows. It would be cool if this was possible for chats within teams.

    274 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hooray! Multi-Window chat has been a long-awaited feature, and it is rolled out fully to the general public. Please be sure to “check for updates” and restart your client if you aren’t seeing it.

    For more information, please visit https://support.office.com/en-us/article/pop-out-a-chat-in-teams-cff95cb0-34af-423f-8f69-fe9106973790.

    Note: Multi-Window Meetings is tracked in this item: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/37031683

    Enjoy!

  12. 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.

    213 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Great news, the Grades tab is now available worldwide! Each of your class teams now has a Grades tab where you can view assignments at a glance as well as track how individual students in your class are progressing. Use the Grades tab to get an overview of your class, access data quickly, open, and return student work. Try it out today!

    More info: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/track-student-progress-in-the-grades-tab-bc76ffde-bbf7-4db6-b443-735a07e32de0

  13. 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.

    206 votes
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    35 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Turnitin is available in Microsoft Teams for built-in similarity checks on student assignments. This option streamlines the grading process, while reinforcing to students the importance of creating authentic work.

    Note: A Turnitin license is required in order to use the integration with Assignments in Teams. If you have a Turnitin subscription, IT Admins can sign up to enable the integration.

    More info: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-turnitin-with-microsoft-teams-24c753ca-d75c-41d7-a6c0-1976cfe30093

  14. existing classnotebooks

    It would be really helpful to be able to sync Teams with preexisting class notebooks in OneNote.

    206 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Class Notebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Bring the waffle menu into teams online experience

    Every app in O365 should have the waffle menu visible (its the new 'start' button of the online experience so please make sure when you launch a new product/rebrand old ones it has the waffle for navigation.

    199 votes
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    7 comments  ·  UX & Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This item has been completed and was released to the public!

    Thank you for all the feedback.
    -Warren

  16. Same functionality as regular Class Notebook

    I've set up several class notebooks through both onenote and now in teams. I can't see where I can have a teacher only area in the ones created through teams. Second area of concern is using the class notebook addin in onenote 2016 to edit notebooks created in teams. Lastly I set up a staff notebook in both apps to see the differences. I cannot see the different sections through the teams site on either (I linked my other staff notebook) notebook. So questions are these items still being added?

    195 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Class Notebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request has been completed and released to the public!! :)

    -Warren

  17. Teams Meetings split screen with interpreter when screen sharing.

    When we are doing a Teams Meeting with students who are deaf or hearing impaired, they pin the interpreter to keep them on their screen. This is works great, but when a screen is shared the screen takes over the whole space. The interpreter and other participants are small and in the bottom of the screen. This doesn't allow the student to still clearly see the interpreter. While live captioning is great, when content is being shared from a classroom, students struggle to read and follow the content that quickly. Having a dedicated space on the screen to see the…

    188 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. See assignments of a student

    see assignment by student
    There needs to be a way to see the assignments by student. Click on a students name and see the assignments grades and which they have turned in and not. Unfortunately, i have to click each assignment and see my entire class and not individual students. This is a real hassle with the amount of late work i have to grade.

    171 votes
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    completed  ·  8 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Different assessment grade/points formats

    I have some course where assignments need to be recorded as Pass, Merit or Distinction (or fail!). It would be really helpful if we could customise the "grade" given to students as this isn't always a percentage or numerical score.

    156 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Make sure the "Leave this team" option is not available to students

    Please make sure the "Leave this team" option is not available to students in relation to their membership of a class created by SDS.

    154 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request has been released awhile ago, though this topic was still open.

    -Warren

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