May 04 2020 02:12 AM
May 04 2020 02:12 AM
We've been having issues with students misusing the chat section during remote learning (Teams Meeting).
It would be great to have the ability to disallow chat in meetings either during the meeting setup, or in the admin portal.
May 04 2020 02:37 AMSolution
You can disable chat for users in a Meeting policy, this will stop them from chatting in all meetings. Set MeetingChatEnabledType to Disabled using powershell.
You can't disable meeting chats per meeting, but there is an uservoice requesting this. You can vote for it here:
May 04 2020 03:36 AM
I found this:
It’s going to be under messaging policies now under the newish Teams Admin center. You can apply policies to students and then chat off there in that policy.
Sep 30 2020 01:08 PM
@TechTeachTyner I have always done what you said and muted the students and that fixed it. However, no matter what setting I have on now, it appears as if they can chat whether I want them to or not. Did something change in the last week or so?
Oct 01 2020 05:15 AM
@TechTeachTyner Yes, in the channel. I had him check, admin can turn the conversations OFF or ON during a meet now meeting and that is it. We already have Chat disabled on the Left side of TEAMS for students already.
Jan 13 2021 02:44 AM
Jan 26 2021 01:38 PM
I have policy set where 'Allow chat in meetings' is set to disabled in meetings policies. I have tried changing the policy settings both through the Teams Admin Center and powershell. Students are still able to chat during meetings and also reply to the meeting chat after meetings have ended. I have found that the 'mute' option in the manage team setting prevents students from being able to do those, but it also leaves an option to attempt to resend/retry when the 'mute' option is disabled.
Are there any thoughts on why the centralised meetings policy in the Teams Admin Center isn't working for this particular setting? Is the setting bugged? Will there be a fix? I'm just trying every avenue I can.
@alice1832 I might be a bit late on this for you. I tested raising hands with a muted student and they were still able to raise their hand during meetings. I hope that is helpful.
Jan 27 2021 04:33 AM
I would also like to confirm that we are seeing the same experience as @LPackham. The Allow chat in meetings option in the Teams admin centre is still allowing students to chat in meetings. Please could you let us know if this gets addressed.
Jan 27 2021 05:09 AM
@lat-lukepollard Hi, you can prevent meeting chat by using Teams meeting policy. And you can prevent all other chat by using a Teams messaging policy.
If you have verified that the setting is correct applied to the Meeting policy (for ex.) you also need to verify that this policy is also assigned to the individuals, as it's a per-participant policy.
It's very common that the different policies in Teams are not assigned to users, meaning they are not taking effect as it's only the policy that has the correct value, not the user.
Jan 28 2021 03:22 AM
As far as I can see the Teams Meeting policy where the 'Allow chat in meetings' option is disabled is being applied to the student users via Group Policy Assignment. Further, I can see that the correct meeting policy is assigned by checking the user accounts in Teams and selecting 'View Policies'. Even with these settings selected and applied, students can still chat during meetings, no matter how the meeting is scheduled, i.e. students are invited either through a Teams channel or required attendees, they are forced to wait in the lobby and are made to join as attendees rather than presenters.
I've had a support ticket with Microsoft, but a fix hasn't yet been reached. This is a great, strong community so thought it was also worth sharing here!
Jan 28 2021 03:33 AM
@LPackham Hi, sounds like it could be a "ranking" issue, or perhaps a delay if this was recently configured? I've experienced delays up to 48 hours when working with Teams policies.
Jan 28 2021 04:22 AM
@ChristianBergstrom Thanks for responding again!
We have set the student policy assignment as Rank 1. There is a staff policy in Rank 2 that does have the chat enabled. The policies had been set for a little while in that configuration.
Jan 29 2021 03:14 PM
This appeared in our tenant today; however, In meeting doesn't seem to work like it's worded, when it's set to this, only the Organizer can chat, but no presenters or attendees. BUT it does mean that it can be disabled to stop chat after the meeting is done.