04-03-2020 05:36 AM
04-03-2020 05:36 AM
We are using Teams during the Corona lockdown and want to stop pupils from making calls to one another because we cannot monitor them. We do however want students to still receive calls from teachers.
Can this be done?
04-03-2020 07:17 AM
04-03-2020 07:21 AM
@Juan Carlos González Martín but would this stop staff from calling the student?
05-05-2020 05:51 AM
@Juan Carlos González Martín Would disableling private calls in teams admin achive this perhaps?
05-08-2020 04:06 PM
05-09-2020 12:48 AM
@jdub44 Disable only the Private Call. The user will not be able to make and receive private call. The staff has to setup a meeting with the student to have a call..
navigate to Teams Admin -> Users -> View Policy - > callingpolicy - DisAllow Calling
05-18-2020 05:42 AM
Is this the only way to do? So staff cannot just private call, they have to setup a meeting?
05-18-2020 05:47 AM
Hi, no i didnt actually, but i beleive if you do take calls off them, then they cant receive calls, although i did do some testing on my teams account with the calling policies, waitied a few hours after making the changes and was still able to receive them without setting up a meeting. i suspect the settings hadnt updated as some settings take nearly 24hrs to take affect. so i may try it again, but reading other peoples expereincess on the net, setting up a meeting seems to be the only way around it, i think for now
06-03-2020 06:38 AM
Hi. You will need to have different policies for staff and pupils. Apply the educator teacher using remote learning policy package to all staff.
Then you can disable all private calls on the global policy without it removing the calls from staff.
06-05-2020 12:11 AM
It prevents them from sending or receiving instant calls, but does not stop them from attending scheduled meetings.
My current issue is that there is no option to insist that members of your organisation wait for the organiser to open the meeting in a waiting room. This feature was due to be rolled out in May but hasn't arrived yet.
06-06-2020 09:04 AM
Need this too but doesnt seem to be a way in the policies, either you allow calls or dont, no receive/make option.
Meetings seem the only way. Tell the student the time you will make the call, then just do an ad hoc meeting. Tell the student they need to be signed into the Teams app first though!