Class Team Channel Meetings - All Teachers/Owners to be treated as Meeting Organisers
For any channel meeting created in within Class Team all the Teachers / Owners of that Team should be treated as an organiser of the meeting.
They would therefore have access to all the additional controls that the organiser of the meeting have available to them, including end the meeting and starting a meeting which is restricted on only be started by the meeting organiser.
This is particularly important where is a staff absence or shared classes.
Jones T commented
I am a teacher of students with disabilities (tSWD)/ESE teacher. I have the following issues as tSWD, I do not have some needed options as the organizer. TEAMS is wonderful but very limiting for Co-teaching.
1. Organizer controls: There is a need for an option to extend organizer controls to specific teachers affording all control commands with one exception....the designer of the meeting or true organizer should be able to disable options.
2. Teachers listing: Listing teachers not only as attendee but as teacher-this helps with students identifying with instructors.
Extending the above options to the following areas can only assist instructors with efficiently using TEAMS in the educational arena:
• Notebook for Class/Staff
As others have noted, this is really important in the case of the organiser being absent (e.g. unwell) as it would allow a colleague to take over the teaching without having to create a whole new meeting and send the link out to participants (and many will still join the wrong (old) meeting).
Steven Wolf commented
I do breakout groups in my class, and when students switch to their breakout group channel without hanging up, they get placed on hold. I've got a session that has been running nearly 6 hours (and counting) with one student -- on hold -- in the room. I have to believe it is a waste of resources.
Rick Havermann commented
This feature is critical to helping with the everyday flow of things as we hop from one virtual meeting/class to another.
We need this feature. It is important to help run the class smoothly and less road blocks for kids if a teacher is running late on another meeting, but a backup person could with this feature. Please add it :)
Natalie Rogers commented
This is critical for our school. We are running into issues when the organizer is not available to start the meeting on time, but other team owners would be available to start the meeting. Please make this a feature!
Kimberly Mecham commented
Super important. It's beyond challenging to set the perfect teaching and learning environment. I can't get everything I need with and Outlook scheduled Teams Meeting, nor can I with a Teams Channel meeting. Causing lots of frustration and confusion.
This is necessary for schools as there may be days where one teacher/organizer is absent.
As an admin setting up multiple recurring meetings for my division, this would be very helpful for my backup if a meeting time needed to be changed in my absence.