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  1. Add a Sway

    Add the possibilty to add Sways to a Team

    284 votes
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    13 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

  2. We need an "enable original sound" option.

    Sustained sound gets cancelled out as a background sound. Extended ranges of our instruments also gets cancelled out. Music teachers need these sounds, so we need an option to disable the microphone's normal settings that are written to focus the on the speaking voice.

    276 votes
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    93 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Alert students of feedback when assignment is graded.

    Students need an alert telling them, or a direct link to graded assignments so they are prompted to read feedback given by a teacher. As it stands. Teachers can put feedback but students have no prompt to read that information or even know that an assignment has been graded.

    257 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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"

    244 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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

    238 votes
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    22 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Need to be able to schedule announcements ahead of time!

    Would like to schedule morning announcements for the whole week!

    233 votes
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  7. Using the Pen feature in assessing assignments in Teams assignment review.

    Great job guys.

    I am currently marking an Economics essay in Teams Assignment Review, but I realized that I am not able to annotate students work with my Pen. Neither I am allowed to type text on the assignment. The only feedback that can be given is the feedback box on the right. Writing on students' work at the exact area that the feedback is relevant to is extremely important for us teachers, as students will be able to get clear feedback for improvement next time.

    223 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Submitting of a task on a restricted network

    Can Microsoft make it possible to let users deliver tasks on a restricted network (when taking tests/exams) while access to chat/files (and such) in the Teams app still is restricted/unaccessable?

    198 votes
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    25 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Multiple accounts

    I use Teams in two different organizations. In the apps, I have to log out and log in every time I want to switch. Is it possible to use two or more different accounts in the, like in Outlook?

    192 votes
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  10. Set a countdown timer for an Assignment

    According to current features, opening and closing times & dates can be set for an assignment. It is very useful that if we can set a timer to an assignment. As an example, if we make the assignment available for students from morning 6.00 am to evening 6.00 pm, But the time allocated for the students to complete the assessment is only one hour. so, When ever the students open the Assessment within the available time, a count down timer begins, and what ever they have done is saved automatically and submitted automatically at the end of one hour or…

    181 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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…

    172 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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

    170 votes
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    4 comments  ·  UX & Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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

    167 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Hard disable students video during a meeting (so they cannot turn on their cams)

    I want a button to do hard block on all video feeds from participants. The setting you have now can be overridden by participants. There is risk of them showing inappropriate body shots or material.

    166 votes
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    50 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. reply to messages

    much like whatsapp where you can reply to a specific message and that particular message will be quoted alongside the reply. Also the function to reply privately to a message sent in a group setting would be helpful

    166 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Late Assignment Submission Notification

    Hello,

    Thanks for allowing resubmission. As a teacher I would like to be notified when a student submits an assignment after a scheduled deadline. This would help with knowing when students resubmit assignments after deadlines and when students have submitted work late.

    163 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Be able to rotate and zoom in on images submitted in the assignments tab

    When students upload images of their work under the assignments tab, make it possible for the teacher to be able to rotate and zoom in on the image within Teams. Without having to download it to their computer.

    160 votes
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  18. View all assignments under assignments tab

    Under the assignment tab there should be a place where I can see all my assignments, and be able to filter between completed ones and outstanding assignments. The assignments should also be in chronological order. This would be very helpful, thanks.

    155 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Turn Off Private Chat Option

    It would be nice to have an option to turn off the private chat. Students are constantly distracted by the temptation and spend a large portion chatting rather than doing their assignments.

    146 votes
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  20. The Ability to Schedule Future Posts in the Conversation Tab

    I would love to be able to schedule posts ahead of time and have them show up in Teams at a specific time. I tried to see if I could facilitate this through MS Flow but no luck.

    145 votes
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