Microsoft Teams has established itself as a leading business alternative for Slack, but when it comes to working with students, it still needed some work.
Teams has several new upgrades that have (or soon will) roll out to make Teams a great option for digital education and video conferencing.
Here's what you can expect:
Rolled out in April:
- End meeting for all participants (opens in new tab)
- Custom video background (opens in new tab)
- Attendance reports for meetings (opens in new tab)
- Raise hand (opens in new tab)
- 3x3 video support (opens in new tab)
- Only Educators can start the meeting (opens in new tab). Students can't join meeting before the educator
Rolled out in May:
- IT policy for default role of attendee (opens in new tab)(student)
- Students can chat ONLY in the Meeting – (not before or after)
Want to know more?
Visit Microsoft Teams meetings for the classroom (opens in new tab) – what to use now, and what is coming soon.
cross posted at The Innovative Educator
Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) has worked as a public-school educator and administrator since 1997. She is a prolific writer best known for her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator. Nielsen is the author of several booksand her writing has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, Tech&Learning, and T.H.E. Journal.