Discover the new features of Microsoft Teams for education

One of the spaces where Microsoft Teams has been most successful is, without any doubt, the education sector. Colleges, institutes and universities around the world have decided to bet on Teams to organize their day-to-day life and carry out online classes and presentations. Microsoft is aware of this reality and many of the new Teams features are ideal for education.

All the news about Teams for education

Dynamic view

Dynamic view in Teams

The dynamic view intelligently organize and distribute content and participants during a class, showing what’s important on a single screen. Chat comments will be overlaid, giving more visibility to those students who are unwilling or unable to use their voice.

In addition, the dynamic view assumes a important help for participants with hearing problemsThey can use it to highlight their sign language interpreter alongside shared content. Also, if we want to make the meeting window larger or smaller, the participants gallery will auto-adjust to fit perfectly and continue to show all the content.

Teams presenter mode

Microsoft Teams presenter mode
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The Presenter mode provides educators with the ability to choose how they want the video and content to be displayed to students during class. First of all, the mode “Outstanding” show the presenter’s camera in front of the shared content. For its part, the mode “Reporter” displays content above the presenter’s shoulders. Finally, the mode “Side to side” displays the presenter’s video alongside the content as they present.

Disable video

Option to disable camera in Microsoft Teams
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Teachers will also have the option to disable student video, both of some of them and of all at the same time. This will help you maintain control of the classroom and avoid unwanted interruptions.

Teams attendance reports

Lastly, teachers can now download attendance reports at the end of each class. Only the meeting organizer will have access to these reports, which will include data such as the time each student joined, the time they left, their email address, and the duration of the class.

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