The Microsoft team announced many new features for the educational version of Teams that will be rolled out in the coming months.
They have taken into account the needs of teachers and students to add functions that contribute to online learning in different contexts.
For example, all participants in video calls can choose different views depending on the type of meeting: gallery, dynamic view, or together. On the other hand, Teams will also allow teachers to divide students into smaller groups starting from a main room.
And to this dynamics are added some options designed to work collaboratively in real time with students, as well as functions to manage pending assignments. A series of controls will also be added for teachers in different facets of online teaching.
For example, during the meeting they will be able to have more control over who and when they join the class. There will be more specific functions to control different details of meetings to prevent students from causing disturbances. And after the video call is over, they can download an attendance report to verify all the details.
Microsoft also announced that it will increase the capacity of meetings up to 1,000 participants, and up to 20,000 in attendee mode. Other novelties revolve around the activities of the professions in relation to assignments, evaluations and team building. You will find a series of new functions and dynamics that simplify these processes.
All of these features will begin rolling out at different time periods throughout the rest of the year, according to the roadmap shared by Microsoft.