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  1. Download attendance list in a Teams meeting

    Download an attendance list from a Teams meeting

    2,250 votes
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    164 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback and waiting for this feature with patience. We have enabled download of a meeting attendance list during a meeting. This is released for general availability. Please note this feature is turned off by default, and needs to be enabled via admin policy.

    See documentation for this feature here: https://support.office.com/article/download-attendance-reports-in-teams-ae7cf170-530c-47d3-84c1-3aedac74d310

    Note: We are continuing to work on enabling download after a meeting has concluded, as well.

    Thanks.

  2. Ability to record meetings in private channels

    Holding meetings in private channels is really useful (students don't need to know when instructional staff is meeting), but I want the ability to record them like I can in a general channel. Recording 1-1 meetings would also be helpful to international students who could then review them.

    1,251 votes
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  3. Make this a camera option for insecure middle schoolers!!!

    I teach in a middle school, and we are using Microsoft Teams for virtual learning synchronous instruction. It is going very well except for one thing. None (or very few) of the middle school students want to turn on their camera. We beg, plead, cajole, but nothing helps. They turn it on when I meet with them privately or in small groups, just not in class. So, this is my suggestion: You make it possible to allow the students to see the teacher and the teacher to see the students, but the STUDENTS CANNOT SEE EACH OTHER. If teachers have…

    850 votes
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  4. We need an "enable original sound" option.

    Sustained sound gets cancelled out as a background sound. Extended ranges of our instruments also gets cancelled out. Music teachers need these sounds, so we need an option to disable the microphone's normal settings that are written to focus the on the speaking voice.

    522 votes
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  5. Ability to pause/turn off meeting chat

    I would like to disable & enable the chat function attached to a recurring meeting (or a past meeting). Students use the chat all hours and I can't be there to moderate.

    496 votes
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  6. 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.

    446 votes
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  7. Increase maximum meeting participants to 500

    Currently, meetings are limited to 250 participants.
    We have several departments within our organization containing 250-500 employees.
    Because the current Teams meeting maximum size is 250, we use other applications to host meetings for these departments.
    We would like to be able to use Teams for these larger group meetings.
    Please increase the number of participants in meetings to 500.

    393 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are expanding the limit for Teams meetngs from 300 to 1,000 active participates. Similarly, we are including a view-only experience for up to 20,000 people. For more information on the Advance Comms SKU which will include this experience, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-add-on-licensing/advanced-communications.

    Please see the roadmap for more details: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=65952

  8. Unmuting a student

    I love the 'mute all' option, but working with young kids, it is sometimes difficult for them to find the unmute button. It would be helpful as a teacher to be able to unmute a student.

    386 votes
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  9. People with hands raised should be listed in the order they raised their hands, not alphabetically

    In accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, I would like it if people who raised their hands were listed in the order that they raised their hands, so that I can take questions or comments in the order that they arose. I have noticed meeting organizers sometimes give undue attention to people whose names come first in the alphabet because of the way the names are listed currently.

    355 votes
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  10. Live event concurrency

    Increase the number of concurrent live events to more than 15 per tenant - required to enable large cohort remote teaching which is a massive priority for universities at the time of the Coronavirus worldwide incident.

    Universities will often have more than 15 large lectures running at the same time and increasing the number of live events to 30 or 45 will allow universities and colleges to remotely teach large numbers concurrently

    337 votes
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  11. Add the "specific people" or "owners" option to who can bypass the lobby.

    For education, there can be multiple teachers (owners) of a class page, but only the person who scheduled the meeting can bypass the lobby or way too many people (students) can bypass it. My co-teacher and I would like to both be able to bypass it. Having the "specific" people option like in the "Who can present" drop down would help immensely.

    318 votes
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  12. Hard disable students video during a meeting (so they cannot turn on their cams)

    I want a button to do hard block on all video feeds from participants. The setting you have now can be overridden by participants. There is risk of them showing inappropriate body shots or material.

    312 votes
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  13. Show who mutes or remove a participant

    Show who mutes or remove a participant during the meeting.

    289 votes
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  14. EDU: We need to have more control for "join link" in "Meeting settings" in the "Microsoft Teams admin center".

    In edu organisations - from security reasons - we need a new feature to restrict informations about scheduled online meeting only to really invited attendees.

    At this time we can control anonymous acces, set lobby, set presenters role but we can't control inviting people process to meetings (students to lessons) because links to planned meetings is visible to all on groups canals, in calendars, etc. This is also sending via mails to people in invited teams so it is poor security indeed to rely on that this link never leaking.

    To have control of it we need on "Email invitation"…

    285 votes
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  15. Need option that can switch record modes from organizer to participants.

    Need option to switch record modes. Organizers should have the option to easily control who end up on recordings for meetings. Its not always that you need 9 faces on the screen especially as a teacher I need to have recordings that I can share with students if they missed my session with only me as the presenter on the screen. There should be some type of toggle that should easily control the outgoing recorded video.

    246 votes
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  16. Pre-Assign Students to Breakout Rooms

    Could there be a feature where teachers can pre-assign (before the class starts) students to groups based on the invited attendees list. Currently, you have to wait for students to enter the main meeting and then assign each one to a room or randomly assign, which can be challenging when implementing roles or differentiation activities.

    217 votes
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  17. Attendance list

    When downloading the attendance list, it would be nice if the first and last name were separated into their own column. This would allow the teacher to sort by either first name or last name making it much faster and easier to take attendance. This would allow for more instruction time with the students as every minute is important.

    212 votes
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  18. Record the whiteboard during a live meeting

    During a live Teams meeting, you can use the Whiteboard, but it doesn't record. For classroom purposes, this makes it difficult for students who go back to watch the lesson later. They can't see what was done on the Whiteboard.

    209 votes
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  19. Monitor ALL breakout rooms

    Would love to have the ability to view ALL active breakout rooms in a channel and to be able to monitor them and with one click of a button, listen in. This will make it easier to encourage a safe and open discussion :)

    205 votes
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  20. Add the option to flip the camera (normal rather than mirror-image) to show hard copy documents the right way round

    Be able to choose the camera mode so it gives you mirror image (which is the default), or flip it to 'normal' view so that if you have to make reference to a hard copy document or a whiteboard behind you, the writing isn't backwards!

    194 votes
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