Erwin Bierens

Knowledge is Power

New features coming to Microsoft Teams EDU

2020-08-10 2 min read Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Education is having some big features waiting for release, below you will find a listing with their release dates:

Run engaging classes through online meetings


  • Large Gallery view (aka 7x7) – expected in August
  • (New) Together Mode – expected in August
  • (New) Dynamic view – expected in August
  • (New) See more videos on iOS or Android devices – expected in August
  • (New) Attendance Report post-meeting download – expected in early September
  • (New) Whiteboard in Teams features – available now
  • (New) Digital Whiteboard without student access – available now
  • (Update) Teams meetings now 300 interactive participants – available now
  • (New) Teams meetings up to 1,000 interactive participants – coming in the last quarter of 2020
  • (Update) Virtual Breakout rooms – no later than early Q4 2020

Maintain student safety with control of meetings and classrooms

  • (New) Hard Audio Mute – expected in early September
  • (New) Control when students can join meetings – expected in August
  • (New) Students Wait in Lobby – available now
  • (New) Custom video background policy – available now
  • (New) Delete cross posts – available now

Easily Deploy and manage Teams for your school or institution

Team creation

  • (New) GradeSync to OneRoster API – expected in August
  • (New) Group policy assignment – coming soon
  • (Update) SDS adding back team creation– expected in August
  • (New) Educator-led team creation – expected in August
  • (New) Early Class Access API – expected in August

Do more with Assignments in Teams

  • (Update) View assignments across all classes (again) – expected in August
  • (New) Link thumbnail preview – expected in August
  • (New) Anonymous Grading/Marking – expected in August
  • (New) Assignment settings – expected in August
  • (New) Four additional overall improvements – expected in August
  • (New) New Assignment languages supported – available now

Keep learners engaged and collaborating in the classroom

  • (New) Class Materials on Android – available now
  • (New) New Turn-in celebrations – expected in August
  • (New) D2L’s Brightspace Course Connector – expected in August

Nurture social and emotional wellbeing outside of the classroom

Team creation

  • (New) Reflect messaging extension – expected in early August

If you don’t know how to create Teams or Channels, please read the following blog posts:


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