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  1. It would be great if students could private message teachers, but NOT each other.

    It would be great if students could private message teachers, but NOT each other.

    3,548 votes

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    425 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! Chat can be a powerful tool in educational settings, but we understand that in some environments chat can also come with student safety challenges. To assist schools where educator supervision in chats is desired, we have begun the roll out of our new Supervised Chat feature.

    Supervised chat allows designated educators to initiate chats with students and blocks students from starting new chats unless an appropriate educator is present. When chat supervision is enabled, supervisors aren’t allowed to leave chats and other participants aren’t allowed to remove them, ensuring that chats involving students are properly supervised.

    We are doing a gradual roll out of this feature so it may take a few weeks to get to your environment. We expect to be fully rolled out by the end of May 2021.

    To learn more, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/supervise-chats-edu (admins) or https://support.microsoft.com/topic/supervised-chats-in-microsoft-teams-for-education-ad3aaafc-c85a-416f-95f9-d691f419cbb8 (end-users).

    It’s important to note…

  2. Assign Assignments to specific channels

    It should be possible to assign Assignments to specific channel(s). Now, each Assignment is posted in the general channel.

    733 votes

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    127 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 687 votes

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    140 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    great news!  ·  Lauren Kuan responded

    I’m very happy to announce that the Class Materials folder is now available on iOS and Android devices! Go to the Microsoft Teams app to now see the Class Materials folder.

  4. LTI Integration

    With Teams replacing Class Notebook, there is a focus to use this in Education. If Teams worked with LTI, it would allow Learning Management Systems such as Moodle and Canvas to assign users to a Team through direct single sign on. This creates a more seamless experience for students and decreases the amount of admin needed to get them in.

    Further to this, each group inside an LMS could be given a separate team or private channel in Teams to Collaborate. This would be massively beneficial for Education.

    386 votes

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    65 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    great news!  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thanks to all of your feedback and thanks to our partners and their tireless efforts, we’ve made it possible for you to now set up a Microsoft Teams meeting for your online classroom directly from within your learning management system (LMS).

    This new capability allows you to quickly enable remote learning for your students and faculty by bringing the power of Teams directly into your LMS. We already have integrations launched across the world’s top LMSs; Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Schoology, and itsLearning!

    Learn more about these new integrations and get started today here; https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2020/03/microsoft-teams-meeting-creation-now-available-in-canvas-blackboard-schoology-brightspace-and-itslearning/

    The best part is this is only the beginning because as Teams evolves, we’ll continue to improve our LMS integrations as well. Thank you!

  5. 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.

    337 votes

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    56 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Pop out windows for calls/meetings

    Ability to separate out calls/meetings from the desktop client so that you can still work on Teams while in a meeting

    19 votes

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  7. make the class materials folder accessible through teams on ANDROID

    I know this is available on IOS but it isn't currently on android

    8 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    great news!  ·  Lauren Kuan responded

    I’m very happy to announce that the Class Materials folder is now available on iOS and Android devices! Go to the Microsoft Teams app to now see the Class Materials folder.

  8. Class materials folder on mobile

    Make Class Materials Accessable through the Android Mobile App

    6 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    great news!  ·  Lauren Kuan responded

    I’m very happy to announce that the Class Materials folder is now available on iOS and Android devices! Go to the Microsoft Teams app to now see the Class Materials folder.

  9. Allow all the files that are posted on the desktop app to be seen in the mobile app.

    Allow all the documents that are on the class material folder of a team to be seen on the mobile app without having to search for them.

    5 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    great news!  ·  Lauren Kuan responded

    I’m very happy to announce that the Class Materials folder is now available on iOS and Android devices! Go to the Microsoft Teams app to now see the Class Materials folder.

  10. Add "class materials" section in android app also. Right now its only visible in the desktop version

    Add Class Materials folder in android app. Right now the feature is available only in desktop. Students miss the files uploaded there if they are only using android

    4 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    great news!  ·  Lauren Kuan responded

    I’m very happy to announce that the Class Materials folder is now available on iOS and Android devices! Go to the Microsoft Teams app to now see the Class Materials folder.

  11. Update your Android App so that users can see folders. My students don't have computers and use their phones.

    Currently Android users can't see any folders in the Teams app so all documents, class materials have to added to the general channel and not grouped in files.

    3 votes

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    2 comments  ·  UX & Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    great news!  ·  Lauren Kuan responded

    I’m very happy to announce that the Class Materials folder is now available on iOS and Android devices! Go to the Microsoft Teams app to now see the Class Materials folder.

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