Allow multiple organizers/teachers for Teams meetings
I am trying to create Teams meetings for two different teams, so that the other teacher and I can co-teach our classes together. (In the building, we would do this by having both classes meet together in one room.) Our district sets up our classes automatically, and we don't want to add a separate new team that would confuse our students. We want to make students wait in the lobby, but in case one of us is gone for a day we both need to be able to allow students to enter from the lobby. While I can use the emails from the general channel of each team to invite both teams to the meeting, and I can set my co-teacher as a presenter by inviting her individually, I don't see any way to allow her to bypass the lobby. (Since we don't have students yet, I'm not sure if she can admit students or not, but I hope that she would be able to once she is in the meeting.) If I have a planned absence we can create a different meeting, but if I have an emergency this could mean that no one can get into class that day!
Please make it possible to choose select people to bypass the lobby, similar to the way that select people can be presenters. Please also give the power to admit students to the people who have permission to bypass the lobby.
Vidhya Krishnamoorthy commented
This is a must-to-have feature for having a substitute teacher fill in for a part of the day or whole day. The substitute teachers don't have access to student list. So the link for the class need to be created by the homeroom teacher. Now, I create the link, share with class and the substitute teacher and then leave the Teams when the substitute teacher joins and made as a presenter. As a presenter, the substitute teacher doesn't have access to breakout rooms. Group works cannot be continued.
This is a major NEED in our organization. Due to our size meeting organizers almost never lead or even attend meetings/classes, but are in charge of scheduling and inviting attendees.
Please add this feature as soon as possible.
Kimberly Mecham commented
Also, need multiple people to be able to:
1. Manage breakout rooms
2. download attendance
3. change the meeting options (we turn off and on chat depending on the meeting objective)
This is also an important feature to add so a second teacher can "walk around" the breakout rooms at will.
Donna Montgomery commented
A colleague and I will be running a club with around 100 students using Teams. Our school is fully remote at this point and even if we go back this school year, clubs will still be fully remote. The way it stands now is that if I am absent or late to the meeting, she will be stuck in the lobby with the students. The alternative is to delete the scheduled meeting and create her own. But honestly, that would cause a lot of confusion among the students. Giving her the rights to run the meeting in my absence would be great!
This would be extremely helpful when it may be an inclusion classroom with multiple teachers as owners.
This should also support the attendance feature, specific controls on individual students, and the like.
Co-teaching works. But both teachers need organizer rights in a meeting. Please!
LISA T commented
I'd love to be able to set a co-owner (colleague) for my classes in the event I am absent from school without a substitute teacher.
If a co-owner can access my teams (classes) to give directions and supervise students while they work, I'd be forever grateful!
I am not looking for a co-owner to be able to delete teams, etc... Maybe a menu of privileges would be fitting for various situations.
Currently, secondary owners cannot start meetings, have to be allowed into the meeting from the lobby by the original owner and then given presenter privileges.... every.single.day.