Sep 23 2019 05:29 AM
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May 21 2020 07:07 AM
As a special education teacher I work with students who have multiple disabilities. It would be nice to be able to unmute the participants as a group. Currently after teaching a lesson I need to call individual homes to have another person come and unmute my students who are unable to physically unmute themselves. I understand the original reason for not allowing the unmute all as an option but as this platform becomes a more integral part of teaching it would be nice to have different options. Like the raise your hand option is great but again is limited to those who have physical disabilities. @DaveChomi
Jun 12 2020 12:33 PM
@dietcokecrazyI agree!! I am a SPED educator as well and I am running into this problem daily!! I almost want to use ZOOM now because muting and unmuting participants is so quick and easy on ZOOM. I already taught my parents to get on Teams, but may have to also teach them to use ZOOM as muting/unmuting is very important when teaching our SPED population.
Jun 12 2020 04:48 PM
Whenever there is a feature that you'd like to see added to Teams, please enter that request on the Uservoice feedback forum at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/, where others can vote on it as well. The more votes a suggestion gets, the more attention it will get from engineering (assuming it's feasible). You can also track its progress from there as well. Thank you for being active members of the Teams community.
Aug 31 2020 05:43 PM
As a Kindergarten teacher, it would be very helpful to be able to unmute a student. When I ask a student a question, they may not know how to unmute or may not think to unmute before speaking. They then don't want to repeat what was already said. Also, many of my students would unmute themselves right after I muted them. Not to say anything, mind you, but it was a distraction when there would be a lot of background noise. It would be helpful for teachers to have more control over muting and unmuting.
Sep 11 2020 06:00 AM
@dietcokecrazyI agree. I am virtually teaching Kindergarten-5th grade severe and profound students. It is impossible for them to unmute themselves, but the often need muted so the rest of the class can't hear what is going on in the home. This is a huge hindrance to my teaching as muting is basically not an option. I would think this is a similar concern for many early elementary teachers.
Sep 11 2020 06:13 AMSolution
@Mrs_Leach Hello Megan, this is coming!
Microsoft Teams: Hard audio mute
Hard mute students audio in a meeting (so they cannot unmute themselves)
Sep 22 2020 02:02 PM
I assure you, @williamkuehnle that this is a priority along with the numerous other features/fixes that customers have requested. I urge you to vote on the Uservoice items: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053-schools-and-universities/suggestions/39949276-har...
Oct 01 2020 10:53 AM
@ChristianBergstrom When is this coming? I am pulling my hair out because they mute themselves and then don't answer questions, I don't really know if they are there or not. Also is there a way to split the screen so I can see them while I share a screen?
Oct 01 2020 11:21 AM
Oct 06 2020 01:48 AM
Teams cannot be used effectively in schools unless we can unmute children. We should not have to vote for something that makes the product usable. Nor should we need to wait as this is an urgent issue for all schools delivering remote learning.
Oct 06 2020 02:00 AM - edited Oct 06 2020 02:02 AM
@J_Gray825 Hello, you have many options available right now! (see my previous reply above as well).
'Keeping students safe while using Teams for distance learning'
(note the tabs for admin/educator/policy quick guide)