05-01-2018 01:03 AM
05-01-2018 01:03 AM
I have been asked by several Academics whether MS Teams could be downloaded by students at a school and join as guests, into a Team created by the academics with their Office 365 accounts. The school students don't have Office 365 accounts.
Will the students be able to use the Classes type team features fully as a guest and the subsequent OneNote classroom features?
05-01-2018 05:58 AM
The students would either have to create a Outlook.com account/MS Authentication with another email address, or be given an unlicensed account by IT. They would not be able to use it's FULL features per se.
Per support: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/guest-access
"anyone with a business (with an Azure Active Directory account) or consumer email account (with Outlook.com, Gmail.com or others) can participate as a guest in Teams with full access to teams chats, meetings and files"
05-01-2018 05:59 AMSolution
05-01-2018 06:13 AM
05-01-2018 11:14 PM
Teams supports guest access, but OneNote does not. Therefore, a guest user cannot use the shared notebook.
05-02-2018 12:39 AM
The easiest way to allow them to use Onenote Classroom and full Teams functionality is create accounts for them - in plan A1 they are for free for children, students and even for teachers.
05-02-2018 12:58 AM
Do you mean create actual Office 365 accounts?
05-02-2018 01:09 AM
Exactly - I'm not sure what academic plan they have assigned but administrator always can add free plan A1 with Onenote desktop app, Teams, Exchange Online and most of Office 365 apps.
05-02-2018 01:12 AM
So in my case where my University sends out academics to work with these school children (who don't have Office 365 accounts) the University could create free A1 accounts for these children.
Thanks for clarifying and for your time in responding.
05-02-2018 01:23 AM
Yes, it's possible solution. If you work with whole school maybe it would be good to create separate Office 365 tenant for them, but it depends on many other things. For more details on working with school children you should visit:
Microsoft Educator Community
05-02-2018 01:30 AM
I think having a separate tenant would be the only solution as my IT dept wouldn't want to give out any internal accounts to externals (non-university staff).
Creating a separate tenant would have a cost thought wouldn't it?
05-02-2018 01:40 AM
It's 5 minutes of clicking on https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education If school has no public domain in edu root or second level you should also contact Microsoft support to verify that it's real education institution. And that's all.
05-02-2018 01:46 AM
Ah - thanks for the updated link. That's great.