Allow the ending of a meeting to occur by the meeting organiser (i.e. the teacher of a classroom)
Please allow teachers who run a classroom via Teams the option to be able to end meetings. With the imminent closure of schools and needing to run classes online it would be very helpful to be able to do this. Teachers are not going to leave a meeting to let a student run it due to the plethora of issues that would arise so please allow us as the teacher in the Team to end a meeting.
- As stated last time, based on the volume of recent feedback, we fast-tracked adding the ability for meeting organizers to end a meeting for all participants with the click of a button one-time. This was released to the public ring today.
- In addition, the team has begun working on an option requiring everyone other than the meeting organizer to go thru the lobby. Once that feature is available, attendees will be placed in the lobby when rejoining the meeting, the setting will be available in meeting options for each meeting. Please see this UV item – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/39962434.
- If, instead of looking for a per meeting control, you are looking for admin level control to prevent students from starting any meeting or any calls without educators present, and wants to apply this control regardless of whether a meeting organizer remembers to change the lobby option, please vote on this UV item – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/39962347
Thank you so much for your time and effort to help us prioritize and improve the product experience for you.
Gordon Chang from Teams
When wait in lobby for students will be available any timeframe
Alex St. Pierre commented
Ending a meeting was added, but maybe i'm missing the point of what this does, all it does for our tenant is says Meeting Ended. Ending a meeting should make that meeting read only from that point, no further chats or joining from Video should be allowed.
Gordon, this is disappointing considering the April 7 MS EDU blog post stated that only organizers could start a meeting would be rolled out in April. Now it seems from your post that this is being considered/worked on and still requiring votes?
I can't think of (m)any K12 environment where teachers who scheduled a meeting with their class want students to be able to 1.) start a meeting without them; 2.) use the join link to jump back into a meeting at any time.
I know MS is trying to be responsive to a million request right now ... but I don't think this feature request could be any more obvious or needed. I've seen dozens upon dozens of posts where K12 is begging for this to be implemented. As I've said in other forums, even with Zoom's atrocious safety and security record, they at least have solved this problem. Microsoft has claimed that Teams is superior to Zoom and others in this respect ... but this is simply not credible. Students being permitted to video chat without supervision, and able to invite anyone they want to those chats, on school software/devices is the opposite of safe. It is a reciepe for abuse and liability.
A McPherson commented
It's great to see how serious your team are working towards improving Camera security/privacy rules within teams. Reading through this uservoice is full of great suggestions.
I've created a related uservoice about privacy settings here.. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053-schools-and-universities/suggestions/40247500-privacy
Amy Johnson commented
Hi Gordon, I am using Meeting Scheduler and would like to end the meeting in scheduler if it ends early. As of now, someone could re-start the meeting if the meeting ends early with time left.
I like the ability to end the meeting, but another major problem is that students can re-open the meeting after the teacher or organizer leaves. Once the meeting has been ended by the organizer, it should not let anyone back in the meeting unless the organizer opens it up again. Not good enough to just end the current meeting.
Jen Macauley commented
I, too, had students go back in after I ended the meeting for all. I also learned that once you mute a student they can easily unmute themselves (unless this was updated real recently), same with removing a participant, the student can come right back in.
One thought to add to this feature, this is definitely needed for students so they can't be in a meeting without a teacher however it may not make sense to carry this lobby feature over to meetings with no students. You could have an organizer of a meeting not be able to attend and then everyone is stuck in the lobby. Could there be a way to restrict to student licenses to hold in the lobby? Could there be a way to actually end the meeting (making the link invalid) when the meeting is over?
It's not working. Even after the teachers hit end meeting. Students can enter the meeting via Post section or Calendar.
Definitely urgently needed for teachers. Skype for business has this function already.
Ahmad Moussa commented
This feature is needed, Thanks in advance.
Jessica C commented
I experienced today that after I hung up I have 5 students video chatting with each other on our school platform! This can cause major issues if not corrected for educators. I then had to go back into the chat and click one by one on each kids name to remove from chat and hope they didn't come back in.
This is critical for ongoing use of Teams to deliver instructional continuity.
Eric Kinser commented
Agreed. I am using Teams to run my virtual classrooms for this semester and currently I have to remove all attendees individually when I end the session. A "end for all" feature would be great.
The risk of allowing students to carry on without teacher monitoring is concerning.
Please allow teachers who set a meeting to close the entire meeting.
Grant Christianson commented
Yes!!! Since we've shifted to distance learning, I'm using the Meet Now feature more. I'm finding that students are going back into old meetings using the links I've shared with them both on Teams and scheduled through Outlook.
Courtney White commented
enable user who initiated a meeting to close entire meeting
David Wooten commented
Meetings do not end automatically when the organizer (teacher) is gone. Attendees (students) can stay in the meeting even after the teacher that organized the meeting leaves the meeting. Could there be a button (similar to cancel meeting) that an organizer (or teacher) could have that would end the meeting and hang up on all attendees?
Hannah B Brantley commented
students don't have to leave when the teacher does and this allows them to congrgate for longer than wanted