‘Leader’ controls for Virtual Meetings
The meetings works fine if you have a group of grown-ups, but if you have a situation like teacher+pupils you need better controls.
1) Teacher can ‘mute all’
2) Pupil can ‘raise hand’ to speak.
3) Teacher can unmute individuals
4) Teacher can ‘give control’ to pupils.
5) Teacher can ‘take control’ back
6) Pupils can ‘request’ but not ‘take’ control.
7) Teachers should be able to write in OneNote in a meeting window.
And so on.
With the possibility that Coronavirus could result in school closures, the meetings features could be about to be stress tested. At the moment, a virtual meeting relies on the good graces of all involved - and makes it tough to deal with a remote recalcitrant.
#3 has potential for abuse, so I'd skip that one, the rest would make sense.
Unless the mute controlled by the teacher is separate from the mute controlled by the student and the teacher has no control on the student mute (some teachers/students may find it too confusing to wrap their brain around this concept however).
Amy Johnson commented
Mark, these are great comments and suggestions. I have not had this happen, but have read about it here, so I would offer #8) Only the teacher can invite participants to a live meeting.