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  1. "Wait in lobby" for student (participants) in scheduled meetings

    In order to use scheduled meetings for teaching is necessary that the meeting organizer can force student to "wait in lobby" if they try to enter the meeting before the teacher.

    In my case, students are part of the organization, they are not guests. For this reason, this functionality for my school is not possible.

    The possibility to force participants (even if part of the organization) in the lobby is necessary, because otherwise students could use the scheduled meeting to enter by their own and talk privately without the teacher.

    2,766 votes
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    170 comments  ·  Meetings, Calling & Devices  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Make Class Materials folder accessible through Teams mobile apps

    Currently the Class Materials read only folder is not accessible in Teams IOS app

    569 votes
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    130 comments  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    456 votes
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    88 comments  ·  Teams & Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    344 votes
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    59 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. 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.

    113 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

  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

    17 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

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Files & Class Materials  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Class materials folder on mobile

    Make Class Materials Accessable through the Android Mobile App

    3 votes
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  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.

    3 votes
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  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

    2 votes
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  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.

    2 votes
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