Ability to record meetings in private channels
Holding meetings in private channels is really useful (students don't need to know when instructional staff is meeting), but I want the ability to record them like I can in a general channel. Recording 1-1 meetings would also be helpful to international students who could then review them.
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Gordon Chang from Teams
I came up with something like this: the trainer records the meeting in the general channel. Then from the Stream level, he downloads the recording file to his computer, deletes the clip on Stream, and then uploads the file to the private channel. One thing to improve: the channel owner should be able to do it, not just the trainer. But now only the trainer can delete and download the recording file from Stream.
Just noticed that we are not able to record the meeting in a private channel, wondering what the reasoning for this is, and can it be enabled.
Robert Zamora commented
This feature was not initially when I first set up my class groups using Private Channels. A group was able to record their meeting on April 24th. It no longer is available. Was that an aberration?
As a teacher of a communication class, having this option would be vital to our class. Other students can see what others completed in the projects.
Sarah Joseph commented
Important for safeguarding when pupils working independently in groups with no teacher in the meeting. Need to ensure pupils are safe and respectful with each other.
This is also important to us. For example, if we organize a coaching session.
important feature for us
Eric Moorehead commented
This is a very important feature. No one wants to record a meeting in a general channel when it is specific to the group of people in the private channel?
The possibility to record small meetings in private channels, is definitely an urgent matter.
I would be very greatful to see this handled and updated as soon as possible.That would be so helpful for every teacher that uses Microsoft Teams, especially during these special times...
Take this as a challenge: How soon can you provide us with this essential feature? I very much hope to see it before the end of May 2020.
PS. What would be the reason not to incorporate this function?
Kieron Jackson commented
Being able to record a 1:1 with my students on a private channel is an absolute necessity. If the recording is in General chat, or even just a video call, it seems that everyone in my organisation can see it via Stream.
This needs to be addressed ASAP.
Matthew Picioccio commented
One odd note: I created a private channel with just me, and started a meeting in the Windows client. I could not record the meeting, as expected. However, I then joined the meeting via the iOS client, signed in with the same credentials. The iOS client *could* start recording, and the recording worked as usual (uploaded to streams, etc.). The Windows client still couldn't record the meeting. When the iOS client left, the recording continued until the meeting ended - the Windows client couldn't even *stop* recording!
William Liu commented
Would be great if this feature could be made available ASAP - we use this feature for breakout rooms as part of new online/virtual training.
Sethalat Rodhetbhai commented
This feature should be available asap. Thanks in advance.
would be great to have this feature for students to be able to record presentations for assessment purposes without other students being able to see! Also to be able to record meetings with small groups of students (that might not want their questions heard by other students)
Yes, please! I'm using private channels for my classes and it is very important to be able to schedule and record meetings.
Christine Schermann commented
Yes, documentation of all math tutoring is needed.
Yes Please! Need documentation of what met about
Yes please! This is something that we really need.
Patty Bowman commented
It's not possible to record meetings in Channels. 😲
Currently, we record all Teams meetings with children (General channel). Not being able to record in other PRIVATE channels poses a problem when teachers want to use private Channels to work with small groups of children. We want to record to cover ourselves to show that we are complying with all guidelines. Teachers need to be able to conduct small group meetings so that children feel comfortable to talk when it's not all voices chiming in on the whole-group video chat. We know we can record Standard channels. We would like to use the Private channel for Reading groups meet without other students interrupting. Our students do not access email accounts at all so we do not use the email feature.
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I too would like this option to record in a private meeting. Protects me as an educator but also the children I am working with in the channel. Also, it is handy for that group to be able to go back and view the lesson if they need to. Thanks!