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  1. PDF files in Assignments

    The types of files that can be viewed in assignments is very limiting. Many times my students are submitting assignments in PDF format and I then have to download every assignment individually to view it and grade it. It would be much simpler if Assignments could preview PDFs.

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    • Private Channel within Public Team

      It would be great to have the functionality to create a public open Team that anyone can join, but have several private channels under that public Team.

      You should be able to choose the privacy setting of created channels to be either public or private when the Team is public or only create private channels when the parent Team is private.

      21 votes
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      • assignment materials

        When students click on Office assignment reference materials (word doc, ppt, excel, etc.) open a new editable document that automatically save to the student's OneDrive.

        21 votes
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        • Move conversations between channels

          Please allow an admin (or a channel admin) to move a conversation from one channel to another one, in case it goes off-topic / not relevant to others.

          20 votes
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          • Create own Teams Icon

            Please allow people to upload their own image for icons for Teams. If a teacher has multiple teams in a learning area eg English having 4 Teams with the same Shakespeare image does not help quick recognition. The system to upload an icon for the Office 365 Accounts would be perfect!

            20 votes
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            • Archive Channels

              Ability to archive Channels

              19 votes
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              • Edit Time that Assignments are Due

                Teachers need to be able to type-in the time that assignments are due, as the drop box method doesn't coincide with everyone's daily schedule, and we may want an assignment to be due at the start of class.

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                • Merging conversations in Teams

                  As a Team Owner, I would like to be able to merge conversations. I see too many people start a new conversation when they should be replying to an existing one. Over time, they end up becoming fragmented.

                  18 votes
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                  • Tasks in Teams

                    I have a problem with Teams, how it provides feedback of Information; that there will always be a green tick that misleads my students to believe that the task is approved. But its not! Whether I mark the task 100% or 0% correct, it becomes a green check mark as a marker, as it is when its aproved. I want a better feedback for unsuccessful submissions. Is it possible to change this highly misleading feedback?

                    18 votes
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                    • Make Teams searchable within specific date ranges

                      Currently in teams when you search by date you have to use a predefined date range (today, yesterday, last week etc). You cannot search to find conversations which happened on a specific date.

                      The only way to do this is currently is to keep scrolling through your chat, which is very slow, until you reach the date range you want. As we move more of our daily conversations into Teams, this becomes more and more of an issue.

                      Please, please provide us a custom date field so we can navigate seemlessly to the desired historical chat.

                      17 votes
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                      • Notifications

                        Rather than having notifications control for "Mentions," "Messages," and "Other," we need to have control of notifications from each Team we may be on and for each channel. I am part of 10 different Teams, but only 3 of them are vital to my day-to-day work. It would be wonderful if I could control how I receive notifications for those and see them based not only on Favorites and current Settings but if I could customize for each team and collaboration.

                        17 votes
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                        • I want to be able to add an assignment to multiple classes at a time

                          I want to be able to add an assignment to multiple classes at a time

                          17 votes
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                          • Microsoft Teams- Straight to Assignments

                            Our school is utilizing Teams. We would like for the Home Screen within Teams to be Assignments rather than Conversations. We also would like for the Calendar to show the whole month (not just a week). Unless students are actively looking for the assignments, they won't see something due the next week.

                            17 votes
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                            • Assignment (drafts)

                              We would very much like for the assignment to be redraftable. Meaning that the students post their work for grading and if I'm not happy with their work I would like there to be a button which makes it possible for them to take back the document with my comments and post something better. (Redo button perhaps).

                              As of know it is not possible for students to contribute again after I have posted the grading in assignment.

                              17 votes
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                              • 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.

                                17 votes
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                                • 17 votes
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                                  • Classroom intergration

                                    Microsoft Classroom assignments tab should be added to teams, because Teams is a better fit for classess than Classroom conversations.

                                    17 votes
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                                    • Join a new public team (that you do not belong to) via a web link - using the Get Link to Team functionality

                                      There is no reason why the "Get link to a team" cannot also work like the "Get a code" functionality -- there should be an easy click way to join a public team, without having to go to teams and enter in a code, or fruitlessly searching for the exact spelling of a public team.

                                      Being able to use the get link functionality for this would be self-explanatory, and would enable much more seamless joining of public teams.

                                      16 votes
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                                      • View grades at a glance

                                        From the students view, when a task has been reviewed it would be useful see the grades in the assignment as suggested in the attached file. This way students can view their grades without opening the assignment (view grades at a glance)

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Upload Files Larger Than 50Mb

                                          Our Music Tech class wants to use Assignments but we can't upload our videos as they all much larger than 50Mb. Most of our videos are at least 500Mb. Would it be possible to increase the maximum file size? Thanks :)

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