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  1. User Pronouns

    Many of my classmates either have androgynous names or use pronouns that others might not assume (they/them). For non-binary and transgender classmates, it's hard to know how to refer to them. In many cases, pronouns aren't on teachers or students minds', so students accidentally get misgendered. Having pronouns next to names (maybe optional) would be an easy quick-hand way of communicating the best way to refer to your peers.

    3,849 votes

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  2. Track student attendance within Teams

    Everything is so cool, I love it, but could be possible to add a tab to keep track of the students attendance?

    1,565 votes

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  3. LTI Integration

    With Teams replacing Class Notebook, there is a focus to use this in Education. If Teams worked with LTI, it would allow Learning Management Systems such as Moodle and Canvas to assign users to a Team through direct single sign on. This creates a more seamless experience for students and decreases the amount of admin needed to get them in.

    Further to this, each group inside an LMS could be given a separate team or private channel in Teams to Collaborate. This would be massively beneficial for Education.

    390 votes

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    great news!  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thanks to all of your feedback and thanks to our partners and their tireless efforts, we’ve made it possible for you to now set up a Microsoft Teams meeting for your online classroom directly from within your learning management system (LMS).

    This new capability allows you to quickly enable remote learning for your students and faculty by bringing the power of Teams directly into your LMS. We already have integrations launched across the world’s top LMSs; Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Schoology, and itsLearning!

    Learn more about these new integrations and get started today here; https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2020/03/microsoft-teams-meeting-creation-now-available-in-canvas-blackboard-schoology-brightspace-and-itslearning/

    The best part is this is only the beginning because as Teams evolves, we’ll continue to improve our LMS integrations as well. Thank you!

  4. Add a Sway

    Add the possibilty to add Sways to a Team

    368 votes

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    17 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    Unfortunately I need to switch this back to Under Review. The feature team is investigating how best this could be implemented.

    -Warren

  5. Mute Notifications

    Allow muting of all notifications quickly. There are times when I present or want no distractions!

    183 votes

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  6. Add paste image, text box, drag and drop, zoom in or out to the Whiteboard in Teams

    The Whiteboard would be more useful with the ability to: 1) paste an image or anything onto the whiteboard. 2) insert a text box, 3) move what's on the whiteboard to a different area on the whiteboard, 4) zoom in or out

    181 votes

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    working on it  ·  Gordon Chang responded

    Thank you everyone for the feedback. To allow you to teach, collaborate, or brainstorm ideas in online class meetings, we are working on improving the Microsoft Whiteboard in Teams to include new features including sticky notes, pen and ink, and drag and drop capabilities. You can read more details here: https://aka.ms/TeamsVirtualLearningJul2020.

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  7. Seesaw app

    Add a Seesaw app to Teams for Education

    https://app.seesaw.me

    178 votes

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  8. SCORM

    Please can you build something so we can use SCORM files in Teams, and pull out the scores of quizzes from within them and completion of the materials?

    178 votes

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    under review  ·  angch responded

    Thank you for your feedback. We are reviewing this request and will evaluate possible solutions.

  9. Add padlet to the list of apps

    Embedd Padlet into TEAMS

    150 votes

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  10. h5p

    I would like to integrate contend created with h5p into Teams and get the results in my grades and being able to assign tasks created with h5p in Teams. thx

    134 votes

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  11. Create quick class polls in MS Teams

    In the conversations area we need the ability to add a quick question for formative assessment purposes. The different types needed would be: multiple choice, text and ticktboox. The instant feedback to the teacher can be used to judge how the class, or individuals, are progressing with the lesson.

    121 votes

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  12. 83 votes

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  13. Allow me to enter Location or Activity when updating status

    Status Location
    Allow me to enter a location or activity in addition to selecting a 'status' like in Skype.

    73 votes

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  14. "Detect Fragments and Run-On Sentences" feature in Word 2016

    Previous versions of Word detected fragments and run-on sentences, but Word 2016 does not. This is especially problematic because these are two of the most common writing errors students make; many students relied on this feature to improve their writing
    Please vote to have this feature added to Word 2016.

    68 votes

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  15. Mirror your video

    there should be an option where we can mirror our video or not because my video is inverted on others screens and it looks weird

    58 votes

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  16. Compile all student data in one section for all classes

    I'm a special education teacher and it would be great to see what students on my caseload are doing in other classes. I would like to have a caseload roster of students and when I click on their name, it gives me "snapshot" of all their work/progress/activity/etc in all their classes on Teams. Currently I would have to access to each individual class and check their work one by one, but this way would be so much more efficient.

    58 votes

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  17. Let Students Change Display Name

    There are many transgender students and international students that use a different name than what is shown for their display name. Not allowing them to change their name on the platform can dangerously out transgender students and would reveal personal information about them to the class.

    55 votes

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  18. Reject option of removing student to opponent student from meeting.

    Some students are removing the opponent student from the class meeting it's better to reject the option or make the student name display on screen who is removing the opponent student. Make an setting that only an organiser can remove the student from meeting

    54 votes

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  19. Add virtual karaoke

    Add virtual karaoke . pull in music with lyrics.

    53 votes

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  20. outlook in teams

    The outlook mail client should be an app in teams. If it is really going to be one program to run all others under, let us put our outlook client into Teams.

    53 votes

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