The feature team is still digging into the details of this item. I don’t have an update yet, but all your feedback and votes are shared with the feature team every month.
I’ll keep pushing this item and hope to have more details soon.
In a class team, the students cannot leave the team, so this feature already exists - but works always and only in class teams.
We have student teams that are not class teams, and we don't want the students to be able to leave those either and miss information. So we would need to uncheck the ability to leave the team under Member permissions.
This request has been declined by the feature team.
Private channels may help with items such as this request once they are released. The Private channel topic is tracked at http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16911079
Please note the handling of “Guest Accounts” is a separate ask and can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16911109-guest-access
The request about “Guest Access at the Channel” level is being tracked by this request: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31374577-guest-access-should-be-implemented-at-the-channel
Thank you all for the feedback.
I agree with Matej Kastner. What I need, and how I interpret this suggestion, is that a team owner should be able to add and remove favorite channels for other members.
I just created a meeting in a channel that only is relevant to the 3 persons using that channel. But there are 20 team members that still has the channel as favorite, and they recieve invitations to the meeting and get notifications when I @mention the channel. Even if I ask them to "unfavorite" the channel everybody doesn't do that.
Or could you find another way to address members more accurately? I want to be able to @mention different groups of members, and today I can only do this by creating different channels for them and then ask them to unfavorite all that are irrelevant. Which of course far from everybody will do.
This feature is still in the backlog.
We acknowledge the demand for this capability and are exploring the best possible solutions to enable this.
We acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.
Here is the simplest solution that pleases the masses. :)
For all channels (maybe General excepted) we want the following settings:
- Restrict writing permissions (select all or individual team members) - so that not everyone can start a conversation or add/delete files
- Restrict commenting permissions (select all or individual team members) - if you need a read-only channel for news/updates
- Restrict reading permissions (select all or individual team members) - if you need a private space for team admins, class teachers, board members...
- Add/change channel admin (team admin is channel admin by default)
- Make channel invisible (visible to channel members only)
Excited to share that this is now coming soon! We’re making it possible to view an individual student’s progress, allowing you to observe patterns in their performance over time. Thanks for everyone’s feedback.
Read more and see the screenshot on the blog: https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2019/06/teams-for-education-celebrates-two-years-with-new-updates-for-back-to-school/#qTPId5KiSLDCY9Fu.99
I use assignments when I want students to hand in documents and write essays. It would be useful to add other homework to the assignments list as well, to get an overview over everything that the students have to do.
For example, if I give students a homework to read a chapter or practice a couple of math problems, there is nothing for them to hand in, but I still want the students to see the task among their assignments, and to be able to mark it as completed.
Of course I can achieve this today by creating an assignment and telling the students not to hand anything in, but it would be nicer to mark an assignment as "homework" or deactivate the hand-in function. Otherwise the assignment folders were the students' work are collected will get cluttered with empty folders for all homework that don't require hand-in.
Hope you get my idea. :)
This feature request is still being reviewed by the feature team. No new details to share at this time.
This is in the works! Fill out this survey if you want to influence the feature: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn
Due to a priority shift this request has slipped to the backlog. I hate to bring bad news. I will continue to provide the feature team your feedback and votes.
Hopefully this will move back up in the queue soon.
Sorry for the delay on an update on this one! I’m hunting down the status for you and will update once I have it.
Also, if you are interested in participating in testing or surveys for this, just tweet me at @skprufo.