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  1. Download all assignments button

    Almost all schools require the ability to download assignments and upload them to district-systems, print a batch of assignments, provide them to external audits etc.

    The functionality is already there (navigate to the correct document library and then click 'download').

    Simply add the UI option for a teacher to do this without knowledge of SharePoint libraries.

    Surely this wouldn't require too much engineering to make it happen?

    58 votes
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    • "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.

      54 votes
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      • Assignment PDF

        When student hand in their PDF I have to download the file instead of reading it inline. So I like to see an inline PDF reader.

        51 votes
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        • I would love for the assignment tab to show up in each channel created. I create a new channel to match each unit of study. I

          I would love for the assignment tab to show up in each channel created. I create a new channel to match each unit of study. I use each channel as a module.

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          • We really need a search function for chat - so we can find previous conversations easily

            We really need a search function for chat - so we can find previous conversations easily

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            • maak een "maak je eigen code" pagina

              maak in microsoft teams een pagina, die alleen beschikbaar is voor groep, zodat we een eigen code in die groep kunnen maken.

              50 votes
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              • Notification Enhancements

                We have moved back to using Skype as the notification for Chat is not customizable. Staff that use Team for chatting, miss incoming messages, compared to Skype. I want to push the use of Team, but this factor renders the app useless.

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                  working on it  ·  Warren responded

                  This feature is being worked upon and I hope to have more details to share in the coming months.

                  -Warren

                • Integrate OneNote into Teams

                  Right now, when you "integrate" OneNote as a Tab in a channel it is just a web browser that opens a notebook in OneNote Online. Could you really integrate OneNote into Teams like you did with Planner?

                  48 votes
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                  • Plagiarism check in assignment submission

                    As a teacher, I really appreciate the ability to set up classes through teams and for students to submit assignments. However, one of the fallbacks of the ease of tech is that it makes it easier for students to cheat. It has often been the case that students will share a document with each other, copy and paste the answers, and then submit. To discourage this habit, I typically have my students submit their answers to turnitin.com. Is there any way to integrate plagiarism check technology into Microsoft teams' assignment submission?

                    44 votes
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                    • Plagiarism checker built-in

                      When students post to Assignments, if their work could be checked for plagiarism, that would be great. If teacher could also see to what degree an upload Office file contained plagiarism, that would be really useful.

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                      • Add a member to an already set assignment

                        To use this as a school it really needs to have an option to add members to assignments after the assignment has been set. Currently if I have a new student added to the class then I have to delete the assignment and then send it out again.

                        44 votes
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                        • 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.

                          42 votes
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                          • On Teams for Education it would be better if the default access level was can view rather than can edit when adding files to a Team.

                            As the access level defaults to can edit this means that students can delete or amend the shared files by default. Not good!

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                            • updating rubrics on assigments

                              As of right now, if you forget to create a rubric for an assignment, you can't go back and update the assignment to include a rubric.

                              38 votes
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                              • assignment tab

                                On the top tabs, I'd like the ability to change the order of the 4 tabs: conversations, files, class notebook, and assignments. I'd like students to see "Assignments" first instead of seeing all the mess of "Conversations" when they first click on our team.

                                37 votes
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                                • Building Assignments in Teams

                                  I used Classroom last school year and loved building assignments with this tool. There are many features found in Classroom that allowed teachers to build assignments easily and effectively that are not in TEAMS. Teachers need to be able to:

                                  1. Link Notebook pages to the assignment.
                                  2. Search for videos and resources to link to assignments from Teams like it was able to do so in Classroom.
                                  3. Share assignments with other Teams. To have to replicate assignments per Team for the courses taught is not practical.

                                  35 votes
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                                    partially done  ·  Warren responded

                                    This is partially done. :)

                                    Item 1 and 3 exist.
                                    I will follow up on number 2 and provide a status soon.

                                    -Warren

                                  • Rubrics

                                    Need to be able to delete .a rubric from the list. If I make a mistake on a rubric I want to be able to delete it so I don't mistakenly use it again OR I need the ability to edit the version that shows up in the rubric list when assigning a rubric.

                                    34 votes
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                                    • Read receipt in conversation - see who has read a post

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

                                      34 votes
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                                      • Popout Chat

                                        Skype for Business 2016 had the ability for separate chats to be in separate windows. It would be cool if this was possible for chats within teams.

                                        34 votes
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                                        • pdf markup

                                          It would be absolutely awesome if you could incorporate the current OneDrive mobile app's function to markup PDF files stored in "files"

                                          34 votes
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