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We need the option "Mute all participants" and not let them speak until organizer allows them.

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I think this is a big trouble with Teams

I'm a Spanish teacher and we are using teams for our online lessons, because the town I work in is closed up.

My pupils are teeanager, and many of them do not use Teams properly. They speak, make noises, play music, while I'm speaking. I have to mute them, but they can switch on their micros again, and also interrupt the classroom.

We should be able to mute them and unmute them only when we allow them. Otherwise the noise can make the lessons a total mess.

I have read a lot of mates with the same problem for months, but Microsoft doesn't pay attention. It shouldn't be defficult to release a version with this feature.

If you don't change that, we will be forced to move to another platform

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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
Solution

@lfgdp01 Hello! This is "in the making" and coming soon!

 

The roadmap

'Hard audio mute'
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=66575 


The associated UV

'Hard mute students audio in a meeting (so they cannot unmute themselves)'
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053-schools-and-universities/suggestions/39949276-har... 

 

'Mute student comments in a class team'

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/mute-student-comments-in-a-class-team-a378de16-ffc0-420c-...

They announced this at ignite. I think it’s coming in October if mind serves right but for sure by year end. Know this isn’t what you wanted but your best bet to accomplish this now is utilizing live events which only allows producers to speak and students to ask questions in chat via QA tab.