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  1. Annotation toolbar

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

    183 votes
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  2. Turn off student's ability to chat within the chat thread during a meeting

    I would like to be able to selectively remove the ability of certain students to chat in the chat thread during a meeting. I am currently able to remove their ability to respond to the general thread via chat but not individual students during a meeting. This would be helpful to ensure that conversation remains appropriate.

    182 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    180 votes
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  4. Upload files to multiple channels at the same time

    When posting a message please allow us to upload a file to multiple channels.
    Currently if you attach a file to a message you can only post it to one channel. Many teachers are responsible for multiple classes in the same grade. Having to go and upload a file to each team and channel one by one is very time consuming.

    176 votes
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  5. Quiz form - the number of points should not be limited to integers

    In quiz form, the number of points should not be limited to integers. There is often need to use 0.5 points or 1.5 points ... to appropriately assess the answer. I think, many users would appreciate such change.

    174 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Share a file across multiple team

    I have created several teams for my school (Yr 7 Maths, Yr 8 Maths, Yr 9 Maths) and while most of the time each team would be working specifically within that team, sometimes there may be a department file that we need to work on. Can I share the file between teams, and have the file constantly update and sync across all teams?

    172 votes
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  7. 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.

    170 votes
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  8. Push-To-Talk feature

    Push-To-Talk feature, so as to not repeatedly press the mic button

    169 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. This feature is under development and is planned for later this year. We will share an update as soon as one is available.

    In the meantime, you can try using the keyboard shortcut to toggle mute (Ctrl+Shift+M). For more information on keyboard shortcuts, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/keyboard-shortcuts-for-microsoft-teams-2e8e2a70-e8d8-4a19-949b-4c36dd5292d2.

    You can also follow status on the main UV forum at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18837436. Thanks!

  9. Add paste image, text box, drag and drop, zoom in or out to the Whiteboard in Teams

    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

    169 votes
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  10. Use a group tag to assign an assignment

    In order to assign differentiated tasks or a task to an individual class in a team with multiple classes, we should have the ability to use a Tag to select students instead of having to select them all individually.

    This will also mean that if we need to assign assessment notifications and task to the cohort:
    - one teacher can quickly create the tasks for each class individually
    - each classes teacher and then monitor their class and quickly chase up who hasn't viewed/ submitted items by set dates without having to scroll through all of the students.
    - once…

    168 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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?

    167 votes
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  12. Introduce a way to give a non-invasive instant feedback to the presenter(Professor, teacher..)

    Hello everyone,

    I'm a university student and I sometimes have the need to give a rapid feedback to my Professor for example when they ask if everything is clear and if we are understanding the new concepts presented. In this case the only way to interact is by opening the microphone(which is a bit invasive in my opinion because everybody hears you and you kind of interrupt the lesson just saying "yes" or "ok!"; however it is also necessary for the teacher in order to have an idea of how the students are perceiving the lesson).
    I've thought about a…

    166 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Seesaw app

    Add a Seesaw app to Teams for Education

    https://app.seesaw.me

    164 votes
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  14. We need a circle-format for meeting/conferencing/collaborating

    We need a circle-format that highlights each person in the group and relates to a visual format, as if the students were actually sitting in a circle for education purposes and for implementing restorative justice circles in a distance learning format. This should include a virtual "talking piece" that would show up next to someone's name in the participant list, and at the same time, when the virtual talking piece is passed, the speaker's mic should turn on, and the other mics should automatically be muted. The icon for the "virtual talking piece" should be either a ball or a…

    163 votes
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  15. Lower all hands with a single click

    A button to lower all raised hands in a meeting like the "mute all" button mutes all microphones.

    163 votes
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  16. Create a REDO ASSIGNMENT section for students

    As a parent and a teacher I can see both sides of TEAMs. It is nearly impossible to keep track of assignments that were “completed” but need to be redone. There should be a way for the teacher to return it to a REDO section so the student explicitly knows they need to redo and resubmit an assignment.

    161 votes
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  17. Archive assignments

    Both students and teachers to archive assignments but can also see the archived assignments from a list and should a teacher want to reuse it, can still do so.

    160 votes
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  18. Let .pdf presentations to be shared in Teams (currently Powerpoint only is supported)!

    Hi,

    I use .pdf slides (written in LaTeX, lots of equations, tables etc.) in my classrooms, yet I cannot share them because only Powerpoint is supported, so far. It would be great to make .pdf presentations shareable in Teams.

    156 votes
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  19. Allow multiple owners to enter different breakout rooms

    For teachers who have instructional aides and/or co-teachers, it would be helpful if the other team owners could also have the breakout rooms feature so they can pop into the groups they feel need extra assistance. As of now, they can only be assigned to a group.

    148 votes
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  20. 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?

    144 votes
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