"Wait in lobby" for student (participants) in scheduled meetings
In order to use scheduled meetings for teaching is necessary that the meeting organizer can force student to "wait in lobby" if they try to enter the meeting before the teacher.
In my case, students are part of the organization, they are not guests. For this reason, this functionality for my school is not possible.
The possibility to force participants (even if part of the organization) in the lobby is necessary, because otherwise students could use the scheduled meeting to enter by their own and talk privately without the teacher.
We are happy to announce the “Only me” option for “Who can bypass lobby?” setting is now available for Teams meetings. Details on the new lobby option can be found here, https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-dbd5-45f9-aae9-a70e6354f88e.
The "only me" is a great start! How about an only those I select option. This way an admin or another staff could begin the meeting if necessary.
I set those and when I’m in meeting they just appear...is that because I’ve already started the meeting?
Jana Bernhardt commented
Would be great if any owner of the team could bypass the lobby, so co-teachers, admin, sub could also bypass the lobby and start the scheduled meeting if a teacher is absent!
Dave Gorman commented
It would be great if this was part of the policy and also included "Selected users"
We also have the same concern. We wish to take off this "burden" from our educators and have it implemented as a global policy instead. Thanks!!!
This is better; but I've got to rely on every teacher to do this individually for every meeting they organise? Really needs to be a global policy. (Also, I can't get to Meeting Options on my Mac as it doesn't work with Safari, which is very irritating.)
Chris TW Looi commented
Is there a user voice to vote this as global policy? I can't find any. Can anyone create a user voice for this?
When will Admins be able to apply this as a Global policy?
Yes! Thanks for adding this important function. Just tested it with my class and it worked well.
What would take it to the next level would be to have a teacher-only switch inside the meeting that auto-admits students for a specified time period (say 2, 3 or 5 minutes).
Yay! Thank you for adding this feature. This will be very helpful for teachers.
Mr P Stiles commented
This is great news, moving forward how as an Admin can I set this as a default for the whole school?
Does the IT Admin has any option to enable this option for the whole organisation?
Michael Pariona Alfaro commented
La gran sugerencia es , que , para el sector educativo. deben de estar deshabilitados esas opciones.
aun con la actualización del Lobby, los alumnos pueden iniciar las reuniones programadas y esto genera un caos en las clases.
Michael Pariona Alfaro commented
Como lo realizamos por power shell para todos los usuarios que programan reuniones?
Tony Hoye commented
Yes, thankyou! This is working really well.
Is there any setting in Microsoft teams to make student wait in looby.
Student will enter in meeting only after teacher join the meeting
When will this option roll out
We are very disappointed with this service
Students start meeting with out a teacher
Scheduled meeting starts before time and no lobby
Can it be rolled out fast
This is a really important feature that needs to be added to make this appropriate for use in a schools setting. This will create another problem though which is probably even worse than the problem it solves.
If a student forwards on a meeting request to someone outside your organisation, they can join as a guest and wait in the lobby alongside the other students and the teacher will have to try and spot that one stranger among the 30 other people waiting in the lobby. I think this will be really hard to spot.
I think there needs to be more granular controls where guests can join meetings. Realistically, we need to allow guests to access meetings or we will never be able to have an online meeting with a parent (who won't have a Teams or Skype for Business account).
Hermine Turner commented
I hope that you are making this option to be based on the assigned license type, i.e. student license. If teachers and students are in the same organization, your options do not do much to restrict students from starting the meeting. Student License users should stay in the lobby while faculty license users should be able to start the meeting, print meeting list and end the meeting.
Hey team, it's been two months since the last update. Can we please have a progress update on this very important function?