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  1. Ability to prevent students from editing files

    If Files is going to replace classroom then the owner of the team needs to be able to decide if a file can be edited or not. Some files i need my students to be able to edit for homework, others i do not want them to change so i should have an option which enables or disables edit function for members when i upload a file.

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    27 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    We are excited to share that the read only folder, ‘Class Materials’ now comes built in to the Files tab of every class team! You should now see the Class Materials folder on new class teams as well as your existing ones.

    You can read more about Class Materials here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-folders-to-create-read-only-files-for-students-or-other-team-members-0e7791d7-8c9c-4749-9bca-984289477988

    Thank you so much for everyone’s passionate feedback.
    - Justin

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    0 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thanks so much for your feedback. We are excited to share that you can now share files with your students that they can read but not edit using the ‘Class Materials’ folder in your General channel. This is a great way to share documents like syllabi, school rules, and reference materials with the class.

    You can learn more about this here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-folders-to-create-read-only-files-for-students-or-other-team-members-0e7791d7-8c9c-4749-9bca-984289477988

  3. Read only access for a Security Group in Azure AD

    I would like to be able to restrict access to the files in the multiple Teams channels to read only. This would allow for our students and the researchers we support to have different levels of access to the files, and allow them to use the other functions such as conversations.

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    0 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thanks so much for your feedback. We are excited to share that you can now share files with your students that they can read but not edit using the ‘Class Materials’ folder in your General channel. This is a great way to share documents like syllabi, school rules, and reference materials with the class.

    You can learn more about this here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-folders-to-create-read-only-files-for-students-or-other-team-members-0e7791d7-8c9c-4749-9bca-984289477988

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