Conversations in your Microsoft Teams class should of course be encouraged! But very occasionally there are one or two students who can’t be trusted, which is especially difficult to deal with when distance learning.
Fortunately it’s really easy to mute one, two, or even a whole class of students with just a couple of clicks. Muting students doesn’t stop their ability to chat one-on-one with you, so you can still chat with them directly, they just won’t be able to disrupt your lesson any longer.
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How to mute students from posting in Microsoft Teams classes
- Open the Manage Team options
Within your class team, select the options menu (1) and then choose manage team (2).
- Expand members and guests
Click on the members and guests tab to display a list of the students within your class.
- Select to mute students
Click on the mute student checkbox next to the student you want to mute.
If you want to mute all the students in the class, check the box at the top of the list.
- The mute option stops students commenting within the posts tab of your class.
- Muted students can still use the chat feature to communicate with the teacher and other students
Want to learn more about Microsoft Teams?
If you’re new to Microsoft Teams, start here. This book will give you must-have insight on chatting, file sharing, organizing teams, using video communication, and more. You’ll also see just how you should be doing things, with best-practice recommendations and ideas for integrating Microsoft Teams into your existing lesson plans.