New features coming to Microsoft Teams EDU

Posted by     "Erwin Bierens" on Monday, August 10, 2020


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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