Prevent students from starting a meeting unattended
It would be very useful to be able to prevent students from starting a meeting unattended, regardless of what type of meetings it is.
This because, when working with younger students, the best option is that only teachers can start new meeting (with other teachers and/or with students).
Thank you for all the feedback. Unfortunately we need to temporarily disable this new feature on web and desktop to address an issue that has been found. A fix is underway and we will update here when the new feature is rolled back out. Thank you for your patience.
Brendan Vanderkley commented
I'm wondering how far away the return of this feature is. Message Center update notification that seems to be associated with this feature (roadmap ID 63355) shows "rolling out" to complete by mid August. In our current remote learning context, I'd love to know just how far (or close) this feature is from appearing...? Thanks.
Andrew Taylor commented
Enabling by default for all meetings in a class in EDU should be the case. Then teacher's can disable on a per-meeting (easy if recurring)/per-class basis.
Thanks for the Update, it seems to work well. I can change the setting on a scheduled meeting to only allow me to enter the meeting and everyone else to go to lobby.
Will there be a way to set this as the default meeting join option in the Admin center?
Basically if this can be another meeting option so the organizer can customize it - that would be best. Evidently some people need this to be allowed, others need this to be disabled.
Patricia Azevedo commented
When this update would be fixed ? Some of the students , continue to see the message that the meeting hasn't started yet. And , its solved when the professor ( organizer) start the meet. Although the feature has been disable, some users still seeing this message.
Any sign of this update being fixed and rolled back out? What timescale are we looking at?
Sincerely, if there's any policy that Microsoft should've taken into consideration when first launching Teams is to avoid "Students" or attendees to start a meeting before the host... it just makes no sense, how come Zoom has this option? this is with far the most important policy out there.
Michael Pariona Alfaro commented
Para cuando estará lista esta integración?
There is no point in that me and my friends' revise together in meetings u just don't like then fact the students don't have as much Accessibility which is just childish.
how will we know when this is has been fixed ?
this would be great to have also for regular users when host is not present then the rest will have to wait
But this is preventing to join a started meeting also
How can I setup to permit students to join before the educator?????
If students attempt to join the meeting before the educator, they won't be able to join the meeting in the latest version of the Teams app.
Add this feature also that not only orgainser but if any teacher is there than students can join as sometimes it do happen that a teacher organizes a meeting and another teacher is co presenter and if organizer teacher leaves than it policy should allow students to join as teacher is already there even though teacher is not organiser
very important for schools
James Earp commented
I'd like to recieve updates on this please for our school and Trust.
Yes as a institute we also want this feature, no one should enter in session/meeting before organizer
Vijay Arya commented
How much time it will Take to launch completely because on Initially this is working over phone or web not on Desktop app version,
Kindly launch this function for all the devices Mobile App/Web Version /Desktop App.
Thank you for working on this issue
I appreciate what you have tried to do here but it still does not work in a way that is at all useful, basically what we need is:
For both Web and Desktop Teams:
- the meeting should only begin when the organiser joins/begins
- the meeting must end when the organiser ends the meeting - this means all participants are automatically removed and cannot re-join.
- when muted, participants remain muted unless unmuted by the organiser.
Basic, fundamental stuff for use in a 'classroom'.
Imagine a situation where there are participants intent on finding a way to undermine and disrupt! :)