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  1. Annotation toolbar

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

    94 votes
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  2. Letter grades (A+, A, A-) and customization

    Teams for Education Assignments and Grading
    I would like to see letter grades (e.g. A+, A, A- etc.) and an option for grading and not just numbers. If we could customise it (e.g. choose the grade range), even better/

    93 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Turn off the microphone and camera for all students in an online meeting without being able to turn them on again

    Turn off the microphone and camera for all students in an online meeting without being able for students to turn them on again. during the online meeting would be great

    92 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    90 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Peer Feedback in assignments

    Add peer feedback in assignments.

    Peer feedback is a very powerfull learning acitivity. Would be very useful for both student and teachers if the teachers could just to let other students review and give feedback on assignments. Think of university classes with maybe 700 student how great it would be. So the features would need to make sure that a students gets feedback from some other student even if some students does not provide feedback. And it need to do pairing automatically. Futhermore the teachers should be able to add a rubric with feedback criteria so that the students know…

    90 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Draft posts

    I would like to be able to draft items in teams that I can either manually post at a later time or schedule to post at a later time. I am a teacher and would like to be able to set items (such as a conversation post) ahead of time but then post when my students are ready for that specific information

    90 votes
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  7. assignment longer feedback

    I am in desperate need of more available Space in the feedback Box in the assignments.

    89 votes
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  8. 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.

    87 votes
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  9. People with hands raised should be listed in the order they raised their hands, not alphabetically

    In accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, I would like it if people who raised their hands were listed in the order that they raised their hands, so that I can take questions or comments in the order that they arose. I have noticed meeting organizers sometimes give undue attention to people whose names come first in the alphabet because of the way the names are listed currently.

    86 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. ‘Leader’ controls for Virtual Meetings

    The meetings works fine if you have a group of grown-ups, but if you have a situation like teacher+pupils you need better controls.

    1) Teacher can ‘mute all’
    2) Pupil can ‘raise hand’ to speak.
    3) Teacher can unmute individuals
    4) Teacher can ‘give control’ to pupils.
    5) Teacher can ‘take control’ back
    6) Pupils can ‘request’ but not ‘take’ control.
    7) Teachers should be able to write in OneNote in a meeting window.

    And so on.

    With the possibility that Coronavirus could result in school closures, the meetings features could be about to be stress tested. At the moment,…

    86 votes
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  11. Send notifications when assignments are turned in

    I would find it very useful to get notifications when assignments were turned in or due.

    83 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Ability to remove the assignment tab

    We would like to remove the Assignments Tab from Microsoft Teams so that our more gung ho users do not try and utilize this portion of the tool until it can be properly supported through IT and the departments that would be training end users. If the end user does not see it, they will not know it is even an option so there will be no need to field calls or questions.

    83 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    If you’re not planning on using the class functionality in Teams, O365 IT Admins can remove the Assignments app in the Teams Admin Center under Teams apps > ‘Permission policies’.

    You can set a user policy (remove it for a set of users) or a global one that removes the Assignments app for everyone in your tenant.

    Before you do this, make sure to double check if any faculty are using Assignments. We’ve seen Assignments be used in all sorts of ways successfully, even without students. You can always add back Assignments by removing the policy.

  13. Teacher Upload Student's Assignment

    Teachers should be able to upload a student's work that has been submitted via an alternate method (e.g. email or even a scan of a paper copy) to the review section in Teams. This allows for teachers to store all information about an assignment in one place. It will also remove the annoying calculation of those who have and haven't handed the work in, which to an external eye makes it look like students aren't completing work.

    82 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. assignment tab

    On the top tabs, I'd like the ability to change the order of the 4 tabs: conversations, files, class notebook, and assignments. I'd like students to see "Assignments" first instead of seeing all the mess of "Conversations" when they first click on our team.

    81 votes
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  15. Teams from multiple tenants in desktop client

    Just like in OneNote you can pull notebooks from multiple places, the ability to pull teams from multiple tenants. Right now I have teams in three tenants that I need to use regularly and online it gets very confused. I can be signed into O365 with one tenant, click the Teams tile, and it takes me to teams in another tenant. I have to use different browsers to achieve this and it should be easier. Desktop client does not allow a toggle, only a sign off/sign on.

    80 votes
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  16. Uncompressed audio/ no AGC for Music classes - Band, Choir, Orchestra

    For music classes on Teams that are audio based, it is really important to have:


    1. uncompressed audio feature for original quality sound (Zoom has it)

    2. turn off auto gain control that compresses dynamics

    3. turn off any other "smart" audio features that will change the original sound quality such as background noise reduction or microphones that turn off until a sound is detected

    4. reduce sound lag (latency)

    78 votes
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  17. Schedule when your Post appears

    Allow the ability to schedule when a post (or new conversation in Posts) appears similar to how Assignments can be scheduled. This will further help automate daily tasks for teachers.

    77 votes
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  18. Multiple Screen Share

    In Teams you can only share one screen at a time. I work in an office where we use 2-3 screens. Being able to share multiple screens at one time would be very beneficial.

    77 votes
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  19. Export of Rubric

    Hello!

    I would like to be able to export the rubric and have it look just as it does in the assignments page of Teams when I click on the rubric. It exports to Excel and requires a lot of adjusting.

    Thanks!

    75 votes
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  20. printing from teams Files tab

    printing from teams
    It would be nice if it was posible to print directly from teams.
    i have an pdf in my files under a team, but to print it i need to download it to my machine and open and print it here.

    74 votes
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