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  1. 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.

    274 votes

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    26 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hooray! Multi-Window chat has been a long-awaited feature, and it is rolled out fully to the general public. Please be sure to “check for updates” and restart your client if you aren’t seeing it.

    For more information, please visit https://support.office.com/en-us/article/pop-out-a-chat-in-teams-cff95cb0-34af-423f-8f69-fe9106973790.

    Note: Multi-Window Meetings is tracked in this item: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/37031683

    Enjoy!

  2. Gradebook/markbook for classes

    There should be a gradebook which automatically records results from assignments. A Gradebook is needed to show ALL the students grades for ALL the assignments. Something with weighting and totaling of selected assignments.

    212 votes

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    30 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Great news, the Grades tab is now available worldwide! Each of your class teams now has a Grades tab where you can view assignments at a glance as well as track how individual students in your class are progressing. Use the Grades tab to get an overview of your class, access data quickly, open, and return student work. Try it out today!

    More info: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/track-student-progress-in-the-grades-tab-bc76ffde-bbf7-4db6-b443-735a07e32de0

  3. TurnItIn Integration

    Please reach out to TurnItIn to develop an app that works with TurnItIn.

    The 'assignments' functionality is fine for primary schools. Secondary schools need better integration with TurnItIn.

    206 votes

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    35 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Turnitin is available in Microsoft Teams for built-in similarity checks on student assignments. This option streamlines the grading process, while reinforcing to students the importance of creating authentic work.

    Note: A Turnitin license is required in order to use the integration with Assignments in Teams. If you have a Turnitin subscription, IT Admins can sign up to enable the integration.

    More info: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-turnitin-with-microsoft-teams-24c753ca-d75c-41d7-a6c0-1976cfe30093

  4. existing classnotebooks

    It would be really helpful to be able to sync Teams with preexisting class notebooks in OneNote.

    206 votes

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    26 comments  ·  Class Notebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Bring the waffle menu into teams online experience

    Every app in O365 should have the waffle menu visible (its the new 'start' button of the online experience so please make sure when you launch a new product/rebrand old ones it has the waffle for navigation.

    199 votes

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    7 comments  ·  UX & Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This item has been completed and was released to the public!

    Thank you for all the feedback.
    -Warren

  6. Same functionality as regular Class Notebook

    I've set up several class notebooks through both onenote and now in teams. I can't see where I can have a teacher only area in the ones created through teams. Second area of concern is using the class notebook addin in onenote 2016 to edit notebooks created in teams. Lastly I set up a staff notebook in both apps to see the differences. I cannot see the different sections through the teams site on either (I linked my other staff notebook) notebook. So questions are these items still being added?

    195 votes

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    25 comments  ·  Class Notebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request has been completed and released to the public!! :)

    -Warren

  7. Teams Meetings split screen with interpreter when screen sharing.

    When we are doing a Teams Meeting with students who are deaf or hearing impaired, they pin the interpreter to keep them on their screen. This is works great, but when a screen is shared the screen takes over the whole space. The interpreter and other participants are small and in the bottom of the screen. This doesn't allow the student to still clearly see the interpreter. While live captioning is great, when content is being shared from a classroom, students struggle to read and follow the content that quickly. Having a dedicated space on the screen to see the…

    188 votes

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    11 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Localization of Microsoft Teams in Albanian language

    Dear Sir/Madame,

    I’m writing on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of the Republic of Kosovo, regarding the localization of Office 365 and apps in Albanian language.

    Some of the apps in Office 365, such as Outlook are already translated and available in Albanian language, but our request is for Microsoft Teams to be localized in Albanian language.

    FYI: the region of South East Europe including countries: Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia have around 7 million citizens who’s mother tongue is Albanian.

    In this time of Corona Virus we are facing the language difficulties…

    180 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Languages & Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. See assignments of a student

    see assignment by student
    There needs to be a way to see the assignments by student. Click on a students name and see the assignments grades and which they have turned in and not. Unfortunately, i have to click each assignment and see my entire class and not individual students. This is a real hassle with the amount of late work i have to grade.

    170 votes

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    completed  ·  8 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. If you click on Assignments that you get all of the assignments of all your classes, instead of having to click on every individual class.

    If you click on Assignments that you get all of the assignments of all your classes, instead of having to click on every individual class.

    156 votes

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    17 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you to everyone who wrote us comments and voted-up this request. We re-built the Assignments personal app to show all assignments in one list. Please do keep the feedback coming!

  11. Different assessment grade/points formats

    I have some course where assignments need to be recorded as Pass, Merit or Distinction (or fail!). It would be really helpful if we could customise the "grade" given to students as this isn't always a percentage or numerical score.

    156 votes

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    16 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Make sure the "Leave this team" option is not available to students

    Please make sure the "Leave this team" option is not available to students in relation to their membership of a class created by SDS.

    154 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request has been released awhile ago, though this topic was still open.

    -Warren

  13. resubmit an assignment after scores have been posted

    Right now, it seems like students can only see feedback on an assignment if the scores have been posted. But once the scores are posted students are not allowed to redo that assignment and resubmit the work based off of the teacher's feedback.

    153 votes

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    25 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Assignments sent to multiple classes at once

    In Classroom you could create an assignment and check each class that it would post to at once. In Teams you currently have to recreate that assignment for each class. We need to be able to create the assignment once and send it to multiple classes.

    149 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Prevent students from muting the teacher and each other

    Students are currently able to quiet down the teacher and other students by using a "mute all" button that applies to everyone. A setting to prevent students (members instead of owners) from muting other people for others would be much appreciated!

    142 votes

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    12 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The option to allow only the meeting organizer to mute everyone in a meeting is enabled via presenter & attendee roles:

    Presenters can do just about anything that needs doing in a meeting. Attendees have limitations on the actions they can initiate within the meeting, including the following:
    - Present
    - Mute All
    - Remove/Add Users
    - Admit Users from Lobby
    - Start/Stop Recording

    For more info, please see the documentation below:
    https://support.office.com/article/roles-in-a-teams-meeting-c16fa7d0-1666-4dde-8686-0a0bfe16e019.

    Thanks.

  16. Sort Files alphabetically or by creation date

    Default File Sorting
    I cannot find how to change the default file sorting. Currently it defaults to time uploaded. Whilst I would much prefer to sort it by title of file.

    I spend time ensuring that all my files have good filenames so that they sort. I cannot find how to change this default.

    138 votes

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    16 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to share that the column sort order can now be preserved in the Files Channel tab!

    Please see the below SharePoint documentation for creating and updating custom views of a document library. This is now honored in Microsoft Teams.

    https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-a-custom-view-of-a-document-library-8f6b08e0-a9a0-4232-9b9b-b374a2ad3da7

    https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-change-or-delete-a-view-of-a-list-or-library-27ae65b8-bc5b-4949-b29b-4ee87144a9c9

    Thanks for your feedback!

  17. Virtual background of the video in a meeting

    Add a virtual background feature where you can block out the original background but it is not just blurred, it is fun and exciting.

    132 votes

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    18 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Ability to delete conversations

    We need to have the ability to delete posts in the conversations tab! Even as a teacher, occasionally I want to delete something.

    130 votes

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    completed  ·  15 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Integrate OneNote into assignments

    I'd like to be able to distribute a page into OneNote as an assignment,. Students should be able to complete the work within OneNote and mark it as submitted within onenote. I can then mark it within OneNote adding the score (to a side panel or equivalent). It feels like this new teams is not encouraging digital inking which for me is one of the major benefits of using OneNote.

    98 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Assign assignments to individuals or groups

    Allow teachers to assign an assignment to a group of students, not the whole class.

    95 votes

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    14 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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