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  1. Dashboard rather than Conversation as the home page of each Team

    Rather than see a conversation as the starting point of each Team, I'd like to see a dashboard. That is, recent conversation activity, Assessments due, calendar events, recent files, homework reminders etc ...

    1,700 votes

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    56 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thank you all for your continued feedback on this feature! We are still evaluating options, so for now the ‘Posts’ tab remains the default first tab for every team.

    Great suggestions so far in the comments, but please do continue to share how you would use this feature so we can better understand the use case for our planning.

  2. Assign Assignments to specific channels

    It should be possible to assign Assignments to specific channel(s). Now, each Assignment is posted in the general channel.

    711 votes

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  3. Read receipt in conversation - see who has read a post in a channel

    Now I post a message in a thread/conversation, but I have no idea how many has read it.

    608 votes

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    30 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This feature request is being reviewed by the feature team. No new details to share at this time.

    Meanwhile, feel free to share why you need this in class teams / staff teams, and what you need to see (ie # read / list of users read / timestamp of read) and for what purpose.

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  4. Announcement feature - to be able to schedule this in advance to post on a certain day/time so announcements ready to go for 2 weeks out

    Most teachers plan for instruction a couple weeks at a time. Being able to set the ANNOUNCEMENT feature to be "scheduled" to post in the thread at a certain date/time would be HUGE improvement to teacher workflow. I want my students to see the ANNOUNCEMENT for the day with all instructions and then my scheduled assignments fall in line below the ANNOUNCEMENT for the day. Not being able to schedule this in advance to post each day of the week and to have things all set up for 1-2 weeks at a time is a HUGE break in normal teacher…

    602 votes

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  5. Give teachers the option of creating a "sample student" so they can demonstrate for students from the student view

    Give teachers the option of creating a "sample student" so they can demonstrate for students from the student view

    599 votes

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    42 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Head of School or Subject Observer Role

    It would be very helpful to have an 'observer' or 'manager' role. We are a school and heads of subject or departments want to be shared owners of several classes, but do not want to be active teachers. (I could imaging in the business world, a department manager may want such an 'observer' role too.) If someone is an observer/manager/moderator, they would be able to easily control the number of notifications they get to reduce the amount of noise these can create when you belong to a lot of different teams. As they belong to a large number of teams,…

    487 votes

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  7. Multiple Organizers and Presenters for Breakout Rooms

    Some classes have multiple teachers (ex: IC settings) therefore a team can have multiple teachers assigned to the course. Currently there is only one organizer AKA one person who can start the meeting and now only one person who can implement and monitor breakout rooms. It would be fantastic to have anyone identified as a "presenter" have the ability to create/monitor breakout rooms. I know there is already a vote for multiple presenters so I guess this has two requests in one?

    403 votes

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  8. Pin Posts in Channel

    Enable posts to be pinned within a channel, so that the pinned post is the first one seen when a member goes to that channel.

    272 votes

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  9. Prevent student from leaving a class team

    We should be able to lock Team / Office 365 group in such way that students can't leave the team.

    This needs to be considered from both an IT-pro as well as team owner perspective

    260 votes

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  10. Breakout Room timer

    I would like to see a timer that can be added to a channel. This would help manage the time when participants are in a breakout room.

    171 votes

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  11. Add the Ability to Sort all Lists in Teams

    Currently in Teams, lists of the members appear in several sections. i.e. When managing the Team under members and guests, inside the Grade tab in the General channel, In the Class Notebook, in assignments, in Teams meetings, etc... Please add the ability to sort these lists to make it easier for teachers to navigate the lists which as of currently are displayed with no discernable order. Some are sorted by last name, some by first name, and some with no order at all. I imagine that this would work like any other Microsoft product where I can filter how I…

    140 votes

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  12. Allow for planner to be a tab in a private channel

    We love the new feature to have private channels within a team although at the moment we aren't able to add a Planner as a tab within a private channel. This would be great otherwise a few of our team members need to create a separate team in order to achieve this.

    138 votes

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  13. Team-specific notification settings

    Currently the notification settings apply to all teams. But not all teams are created equal...sometimes we don't want to get certain notifications from a specific team. It would be nice if we can specify a team to inherit the global notification setting or to have its own notification setting.

    135 votes

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  14. Students only teacher on their screen and other students

    There should be an option when are testing the students are only able to see the teacher, which gives the teacher more ability to have small groups without having to leave the current room. Students are allowed to see the teacher and not other students. Teachers and paraprofessionals would be able to pull small groups within the team. without others knowing/seeing who being pulled.

    123 votes

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  15. Allow to delete or rename the channel named General.

    I want to rename this channel but it won't let me. I don't want it to be named that way.

    106 votes

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  16. Sub channels

    much like how users can create sub pages in OneNote, I'd like the ability to create sub channels in a Team. It's helpful to use indenting on the channels to organize information .

    102 votes

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  17. Grouping of Teams

    It would be great to make groups of our Teams (i.e. putting all our school administrative teams in one group)

    86 votes

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  18. Scheduling of posts

    Allow posts in channels to be scheduled - this is available for assignments, but not posts in channels

    83 votes

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  19. When hand is raised, the presenter should be notified with some icon on the mini window

    When the presenter shares the screen, he/she is unable to see who has raised hand. This makes the raise hand feature useless. So there should be some icon showing who has raised their hand

    81 votes

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  20. Add praise badges for private channels

    There is no way to praise members of a private channel, that means if you have a special group you are working with you can not use praise badges in their private channel chat messages.

    80 votes

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