Prevent attendees inviting users within an in progress meeting
Currently, attendees are able to use the participants pane in an ongoing meeting to invite users to the meeting. In an education setting, this means disruptive/cheeky students are able to abuse the invite option to call anybody within the school.. There's absolutely no reason in an educational setting for students to be able to invite anybody they like to a live lesson (meeting) - we make them attendees for a reason!
There are two methods to block students from inviting users to an ongoing meeting: 1) Disable Call Me and 2) Ensure all students are attendees.
Admins: This feature is controlled at the organizer level. To prevent students from using this feature in class meetings, turn this Audio Conferencing setting off for educators organizing class meetings: Dial-out from meetings: Off
Educators: Set Who can present to Only me to ensure that your students and other participants join as meeting attendees.
For more information, please visit: https://support.microsoft.com/office/keeping-students-safe-while-using-teams-for-distance-learning-f00fa399-0473-4d31-ab72-644c137e11c8.
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Donald Henderson commented
This is essential for safe classes. Amazed that there is no option for only the organiser to invite patricipants.
Estimados pienso que esta opción de Invitar alguien debe estar disponible solo para los organizadores de las reuniones, actualmente esta habilitado para todos y la verdad que es muy difícil tener el control de aquellas personas que se filtran, ya que los mismos estudiantes los invitan pese a que no tiene nada que ver con la clase. Es importante tener en cuenta este detalle ayudaría mucho a las clases. Gracias.
Wait in lobby feature
Yes it should be there
It is horrible, that a student were able to invite his brother (another grade) to the meeting ... It was amazing ... the teacher can not control who can enter who can not.
Peter Hurst commented
Yes extending to the wait in lobby to include internal as well as externals would be good, also could it be possible to have "wait in lobby for those without invite"
Permssion to enter the lobby can be granted by attendees, including guests and non-owners. It would still enable external users to enter the meeting, even if they are not part of the team to begin with. This includes non-Teams users using a one-time code to access Teams.
This also applies to the "Copy Join Info" function.
Additional element in line with this is the ability to manage team which is also given to the student. In many cases student request their friends to join the class team without the teacher's knowledge. They tend to disturb a lot as they temper with so many things in the team
this is good, but will that stop students in a meeting from being able to call other members/students/teachers/staff into the meeting?
Thanks for the update. For what it's worth, the lobby option mentioned in the update (while useful and required) does not fix half of the problem - it will stop students from entering the meeting after being invited by other students, but will not stop students in a meeting from being able use the invites to spam call members of staff. One has done it to continually spam call the headteacher..
Hi Everybody! If you save your meeting and go back, you " Meeting options" appear after Time zone... When you click on it, that open a web page with option. Select the Present mode: That block every body to kick out and mute each other!
It is a nonsense to set up a private meeting and then anyone can join. These should be an option that the organizer of the meeting should enable-disable from the meeting options.
Could this be block for participant, only Host could invite. Thank you. It could be in the settings of roles in a Teams meeting.
Inviting users should be coming from the Host instead of from Attendees.
João Topam commented
Yes, Very important feature.
muy de acuerdo
Kinde Hanspal commented
this is critical for people who host confidential calls. If this option isn’t available then the whole idea about not allowing invites to be forwarded is pointless.
Amit Gupta commented
@Alex No update on this thread ?
We've had this occur in our School. Would be greate if we can control this functionality in a policy.
Marcus Ullholm commented
Please fix, major integrity issue!
This is so disruptive. Please fix this.