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  1. Returned assignments should show up as "Graded" or as "Needs Revised."

    When I return an assignment to a student for any reason, it just says "Returned." There should be an easy way for the student to see if the assignment has been "Graded" or if it "Needs Revised" so that the student knows there is more they need to do.

    119 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Reply to a reply...

    To keep better context in the conversation, we need to be able to reply to a reply - and have that appear directly under the initial reply (at least one level). Example: Facebook does this.

    116 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    116 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Mute all default in Classroom Teams

    Once Teams is synced with the student information system the class Teams should default to Mute all and give the teacher the ability to unmute once digital citizenship is taught. This is a great what to teach students how to behave digitally.

    114 votes
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  5. h5p

    I would like to integrate contend created with h5p into Teams and get the results in my grades and being able to assign tasks created with h5p in Teams. thx

    113 votes
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  6. SCORM

    Please can you build something so we can use SCORM files in Teams, and pull out the scores of quizzes from within them and completion of the materials?

    113 votes
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  7. I really need a class calendar! This way my whole class would be able to quickly see what is coming up for the month or view important dates

    If my class could see one calendar that I control, it would help the students and the parents stay on track.

    112 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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?

    110 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Class Notebook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    108 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to announce that pre-selected images for background settings on desktop is rolling out to the public ring this week. This includes some special images that are appropriate for EDU customers. We are continuing work to support user-initiated custom background images as well – stay tuned!

    Meanwhile, feel free free to follow this item in the main UV forum – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/38824921

    Gordon Chang from Teams

  10. Need to be able to schedule announcements ahead of time!

    Would like to schedule morning announcements for the whole week!

    108 votes
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  11. Team-specific notification settings

    Currently the notification settings apply to all teams. But not all teams are created equal...sometimes we don't want to get certain notifications from a specific team. It would be nice if we can specify a team to inherit the global notification setting or to have its own notification setting.

    106 votes
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  12. Ease of use for primary grades

    Our Kindergarten and 1st grade students don’t create documents often, so if under add work they had the ability to add an image (and have Teams access the camera to take the image right there), add a recording (and have teams access the camera and microphone to capture a video) or add an audio file (and have teams access the microphone to capture the audio), this would truly be life changing to make this tool manageable for the little kids. I know that older students would benefit from these tools too, but it would be amazing to make this meaningful…

    104 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Delete past Team chats in chat mode (both sender and receiver chats).

    Chats should not be never-ending storage of a chat, and we should be able to delete individual chats as instructors or keep them ( both the sender and receiver chat). I realize we can delete our own, but we need the option to delete both our own as well as the students. We should have that option.

    103 votes
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  14. Allow for planner to be a tab in a private channel

    We love the new feature to have private channels within a team although at the moment we aren't able to add a Planner as a tab within a private channel. This would be great otherwise a few of our team members need to create a separate team in order to achieve this.

    100 votes
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  15. 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.

    100 votes
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  16. Access to Meetings Options when creating a Meeting

    Seems to be that you can only change the options for a meeting once it has been created and scheduled.

    Please make them available when creating the meeting.

    Especially useful if you're using Meet Now for a classroom of children, and you don't want all of them to be a Presenter.

    98 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add functionality to the Whiteboard

    The Whiteboard would be more useful with the ability to: 1) paste an image or anything onto the whiteboard. 2) insert a text box, 3) move what's on the whiteboard to a different area on the whiteboard, 4) zoom in or out

    98 votes
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  18. Record the whiteboard during a live meeting

    During a live Teams meeting, you can use the Whiteboard, but it doesn't record. For classroom purposes, this makes it difficult for students who go back to watch the lesson later. They can't see what was done on the Whiteboard.

    96 votes
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  19. Parents/Guardians real-time full view of child's Teams inclusive of assignments, class notebooks, etc.

    Need a parent login/app/access to view in real time all of their child's Teams information including class notebooks, assignments, chats, etc.

    95 votes
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  20. Annotation toolbar

    Integrate annotation toolbar for any participant to draw when the screen is sharing

    94 votes
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