New Teams Features Rolling Out
Educators can keep collaboration to the right moments, hard audio mute students when it’s time to present then allow students to unmute themselves. This allows for the flexibility needed in class to help students stay focused, but also gives every student the opportunity to raise their hand and share their voice with the class.
The new Spotlight feature lets teachers and presenters lock their video as the main view for all students and meeting participants. This helps the presenter control the main video feed that a participant sees during the meeting.
Large Gallery and Together Mode
Large Gallery view lets you see up to 49 video feeds at once. You need to have switched to the New Meeting Experience to turn on Large Gallery view. Also, 10 or more attendees must be sharing their video for Large Gallery view to be available.
While in a Teams meeting, select the three-dots icon. If not grayed-out — that is, 10 or more videos feeds are active — select Large gallery.
Quick Tip Videos from Microsoft's Mike Tholfsen
Microsoft Teams, Flipgrid, Whiteboard, OneNote, PowerPoint, Immersive Reader and more you can find quick tip videos form Mike Tholfsen from Microsoft on his YouTube Channel.
Note: we are not using Teams Assignments as we have Schoology as our LMS for digital assignments
How to Update Teams and Turn On New Meeting Experience to get new features
This video will show Teachers how they can update and turn on the new experience mode in Teams for newer features such as Larger Gallery View and Together Modes!
Note: This is only for the Microsoft Teams App on the Windows 10 Devices. This is not yet available on the Teams web browser version that students are using and those on Chromebook devices.
Delete a Student Post in the Chat
How to delete offensive/malicious posts and meeting chat messages as an educator
Just as owners can delete messages they’ve created, they can follow the same process to delete messages made by students.
Educators can hover over any offensive messages, and click the ellipsis in the top right corner of the text bubble. From the dropdown menu, they’ll have the option to delete the message. This is going to also apply to chat messages sent in channel meetings.
@mentions Settings to turn off for students to chat with each other
Click on Teams on left side navigation of Teams and choose your class Team
Select the three dots for the menu next to your Teams Class Name
Choose Manage Team
uncheck the two boxes to disable students ability to @mention each other and chat with each other
Default "Only Me" Meeting Option to Teams
New Default Option for newer created Teams Meetings
When a Teacher creates any Teams Meeting it will be set to "Only Me" for both the settings for:
Who can bypass the lobby
Who can present