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26-03-2020, 21:10   #1
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Anyone else using Microsoft Teams for teaching.
Gotta couple Q

Management has decided to disable the chat function in Teams, so students without microphones can no longer contribute to class which is another headache to figure out.

But I have a couple of issues that people may know solutions too.

1) is there a way to end the meeting, when the class is over. It seems I can manually boot them all out, but they can rejoin if they wish. Also, if I leave the meeting, all students remain.

2) another staff member had a problem where her students kept muting her during the class, cant see an option to solve that?

3)management removed all staff admin access, so, we can no longer remove students posts and groups are now set on Teacher can post only.

Wriggle the company that behind admin control have been
incredibly slow to solve these issues.
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26-03-2020, 21:19   #2
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For #2, the students need to be attendees
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...rs=en-us&ad=us
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For #2, the students need to be attendees
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...rs=en-us&ad=us
Awesome. Will look into that.
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For #1 , not possible according to this request
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com...o-end-meetings

For #3, no sure ...
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For #1 , not possible according to this request
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com...o-end-meetings

For #3, no sure ...
Cheers. Seems odd they left the option to end a meeting #1, from an educational point of view.
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Management in a friends school have insisted on being added to each class group, citing child protection reasons because there's a camera function or something. Anybody else?
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Management in a friends school have insisted on being added to each class group, citing child protection reasons because there's a camera function or something. Anybody else?
Sounds sensible. I’m not doing any webcam stuff, but if I was, I would want this, just to cover myself.
I don’t think it’s practical for them to actually monitor it, but I’d want it anyway.
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Management in a friends school have insisted on being added to each class group, citing child protection reasons because there's a camera function or something. Anybody else?
Never heard of this. Seems odd. Probably just to make sure you are actually teaching.
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Management in a friends school have insisted on being added to each class group, citing child protection reasons because there's a camera function or something. Anybody else?
Not happening in my school anyway although i think most teachers in myschool using prerecorded lessons rather than live.
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Not happening in my school anyway although i think most teachers in myschool using prerecorded lessons rather than live.
Thats interesting, we're forbidden from doing that.
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Thats interesting, we're forbidden from doing that.
Pre-recording classes? Why is that? (By prerecorded i mean recording myself explaining a powerpoint asit plays, kids can then listen/,playback etc. They also post up questions for me to answer, )
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Thats interesting, we're forbidden from doing that.
Don't think they'd have a leg to stand on by forbidding you. What do the people do that have small children at home that need to be looked after?

Prerecorded makes a lot more sense in a way, if a student can't login for whatever reason (they too could be minding small children) then the recordings are there for them to listen to as many times as they want at a different time.

I've been doing audio files for some lessons, so going through material from the book and supplementing it with the extra stuff I'd say in class, and then putting up links to suitable youtube videos for the experiments (science teacher). It's working for them as far as I can tell.
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Don't think they'd have a leg to stand on by forbidding you. What do the people do that have small children at home that need to be looked after?

Prerecorded makes a lot more sense in a way, if a student can't login for whatever reason (they too could be minding small children) then the recordings are there for them to listen to as many times as they want at a different time.

I've been doing audio files for some lessons, so going through material from the book and supplementing it with the extra stuff I'd say in class, and then putting up links to suitable youtube videos for the experiments (science teacher). It's working for them as far as I can tell.
I was thinking the same, on what possible grounds could they "forbid " you?
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I was thinking the same, on what possible grounds could they "forbid " you?
We have to teach our timetables to best of the our ability. Recording lessons will have students download in their own time and not partake in online learning. Or so we're told.
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We have to teach our timetables to best of the our ability. Recording lessons will have students download in their own time and not partake in online learning. Or so we're told.
God that policy seems deliberately obstructionist...so what if they do it in their own time? (Aimed at your management not at you!) My students know I'm available to them 9-4 for queries/extra support and once they hand assignments in, I don't care when they get them done (much like I don't care when homework is done when we are in school as long as it is handed in).Things are stressful enough for teachers and students without introducing extra barriers.
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