block calls between students but allow teachers to call students and students to call teachers within an allotted time of day
There is a feature to block students from calling but this disables them from calling the teacher. They need to be able to call the teacher as well as the teacher to call them. There also needs to be a guideline time in place so that students could not call teachers at 3am. So restricting calls between the hours of 8am-8pm for example. Not that the teacher is required to pick up all of those hours but the would prohibit the student from times outside of the window.
What a great tool to have! I know how much this work work for teachers and students!
What a great tool. It’s totally awesome and completely necessary. Here you don’t have to check other sources and then dial the phone. It’s called a turnkey effect and I want it now! -Bill
Charlie Griffiths commented
This is essential for schools - without it call functionality is rendered pretty useless.
For those looking for a workaround: disable calling for students - and then when a teacher wishes to call a student, they use the Meet Now function instead and invite the student to the meeting. Not ideal, but works well enough to give teachers the option to call students without having unmanaged calls going on in the system.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU WE NEED SOME COMMUNICATION !!!!!!!!!
Andrea Beron commented
Definitely need this! In our school they disabled the calls for the students, so now we teachers can't call them either. It would be great if we could just limit student-student calls but allow student-teacher calls. And setting up a certain time frame is a great idea!
Paul Gavini commented
Definitely a necessary feature
Desperately need this feature. Currently if a student knows any teacher's full name, even with information barriers preventing search, they can still contact the teacher at any time of day and call them. They can even contact other members of faculty. Kids can't be trusted to understand the consequences of their actions and there is barely any visibility for teachers to monitor student activities.
Jim Holten IV commented
We also need to be able to restrict who students can make voice calls to.
George Morris commented
We need a policy that allows us to disable Students ability to Video Chat or Text Chat with each other privately. But still ALLOW Calls and Chats inside Teacher Class Teams. This is HUGE! We are a K-12 School, so this is very needed. This way, Teachers can see all chats and calls going on.