Turn off chat/conversations for that team/class
Within teams for classrooms it would be great to be able to turn off chat/conversations for that team/class
Charlotte Evans E-Learning Manager commented
There has been over 1,300 votes for this in a previous posts relating to the same issue. No configuration of permissions for private chat it the issue. Apparently educators have been asking microsoft to look at this for over 2 years. It would be great if Gordon Chang could give us an update on this
YES, GIVE TEACHERS MORE CHAT CONTROL. Teachers need to be able to turn chat on and off per Meeting, per schedule (on and off hours), and per student (as some children just abuse the feature). For some reason you allow us to have the on/off student posting control for the General Channel, but not the chat. Why? Also, in the General Channel we can allow or disallow "Fun Stuff". But you do not give us that control in Chats. Why?
We also need to be able to hide student chats that are inappropriate. Why allow students to go back and keep seeing what others did wrong? We do not leave cuss words and rude graffiti spray painted on the sides of our buildings for all to see. It gets removed or hidden. Seems easier to do digitally.
Donna Montgomery commented
I think this is more about private chats. As teachers we cannot see if two or more students are having a private chat. As a result, the students could be talking about anything...it could be innocent such as homework help or not innocent and include bullying. I know that the chat can be turned off at the Organization level by Admin. But there are times that the teacher needs to have the control of their class. We cannot wait for Admin to do it. I would love it if I could temporarily or permanently turn off chat between students BUT still allow chat between student and teacher. If the teacher needs student to chat with each other they can set up a channel or team room.
Thanks for sharing your feedback. Could you help me understand if the need is
a) turn off the ability for students in the class team to post/reply in that class team? Or,
b) turn off the ability for students in the class team to post/reply in that class team, as well as disallowing those students to do private chats
Walk me through your use case if possible.
Gordon Chang from Teams