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    In May we introduced a new user setting, Only me, that meeting organizers could select when configuring the “Who can bypass lobby?” setting for a Teams meeting. We are now making it possible for you to set Teams meeting defaults in your organization so that only meeting organizers can bypass the lobby.

    Your IT admin will now be able to set “Automatically admit people” to Organizer only

    Please note

    When set, only the organizer can join directly; all attendees will need to enter via lobby
    Once this is your tenant default, it applies to all new meetings created by the user. It does not affect meetings set up prior to this change where Meeting options were updated.
    To change the lobby setting for previously created meetings, Meeting organizers can select Meeting options in the meeting invitation for each meeting they schedule.
    For additional guidance, see Student safety meeting policies: …

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    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.

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    Good point. I’ve (as IT admin) disabled all calling based on certain age levels, but it would be good to enable Teachers to initiate calls with students.

    In Teams Admin you can modify the settings for your students. I’d suggest creating a policy for each grade or level of maturity so you can change the policy later rather than modifying each student’s privileges. The way I had it set up prevented students from being able to chat with each other or perform on demand video calls, but they could still join meetings started by the teacher. This is how I have it set up for 5th and 6th grade.

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    1. As stated last time, based on the volume of recent feedback, we fast-tracked adding the ability for meeting organizers to end a meeting for all participants with the click of a button one-time. This was released to the public ring today.
    1. In addition, the team has begun working on an option requiring everyone other than the meeting organizer to go thru the lobby. Once that feature is available, attendees will be placed in the lobby when rejoining the meeting, the setting will be available in meeting options for each meeting. Please see this UV item – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/39962434.
    1. If, instead of looking for a per meeting control, you are looking for admin level control to prevent students from starting any meeting or any calls without educators present, and wants to apply this control regardless of whether a meeting organizer remembers to change the lobby option, please vote on this UV…
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    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Thank you for all of the feedback around this feature! We are reviewing what the best path forward is for this.

    Just so everyone knows in the meantime, teachers can absolutely review any student attached or distributed work in Assignments even if students have not clicked the ‘Turn in’ button. Some of the comments also mention that the work might not be done digitally and submitted a different way, students can also Turn in the assignment without attaching any files/resources or can use the Teams mobile app to take a photo of their paper-based work to submit digitally.

    Finally, when you return the assignment as a teacher (even without the student turning in) the feedback loop is also closed. Hope this helps.

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    61 comments  ·  Schools and Universities » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all, thanks for the feedback thus far on attendance tracking.

    We would love further details from you to better understand what you are looking for in an attendance tracking feature and to address this as fast as possible:

    1. Are you looking to “add a tab”? (original request)
    2. Are you looking for a Gradebook-like experience to track student attendance throughout the class?
    3. Will this be used primarily for online classes and online training, or needed for physical classrooms too?
    4. If you would like the ability to download the student attendance list from within a Teams meeting, could you please upvote this related UserVoice feedback: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053/suggestions/39969796

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Gordon Chang from Teams

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    Thanks to everyone who has voted on this. The team is making progress to ensure we have a safe and secure way to allow teachers to “hard mute” students during a meeting. We will share more details as we have them.

    Gordon Chang from Teams

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    In addition to being available on Windows, Mac, and iOS, we have just released gallery view on Android 2×4 (mobile) and 3×3 (tablet). Large Gallery and Together Mode will be coming soon on Android.

    You will see these options with the latest version from the app store.

    You can read more about Large gallery view, Together mode, as well as other new meetings experiences here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-meeting-and-calling-experience-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1537581.

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    It does this now, does it not?

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    It does this now, does it not?

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    I believe this is the case now.

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    Doesn't it do this now?

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    1 comment  ·  Schools and Universities » Assignments & Grades  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Yes! I know RenWeb supports Google Classroom grading integration for an added yearly charge, but I'd VERY much like to see this in Teams. This would ease the process tremendously for our teachers, not having to duplicate grading in multiple spaces. I had to use Clever as the middle man for the SIS Sync. It was quite a challenge and quite messy. It'd be nice if it worked directly with FACTS SIS. I know it's there for PowerSchool (for SIS & Grade Sync) and would love to see it for RenWeb/FACTS SIS. With FACTS having bought out and backing RenWeb, it'd be a good bet that RenWeb is only going to improve/expand.

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