"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.
Extent the meeting options with this one and we are more in control.
Ole Langfeldt commented
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT if we shall use this for Exams at the university
Håvard Siegel Haukeberg commented
Practical for exam settings where you only want one student to enter at the time.
OR force all mute for voice/video/chat
in order to help manage more formal meetings, having the ability to restrict when invitees who may only be attending for a single agenda item (even when internal to the organisation), can enter the meeting by sitting in the lobby would be very useful.
currently no option to put all members of a meeting into the lobby.