Teams Meeting Options

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Follow the Steps to Create a Meeting in Teams+

Invite students to a Teams class meeting

Once the Meeting is created go to Meeting Options

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Selecting Meeting options will open a webpage with a list of the meeting options.

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Consider who can Bypass the Lobby

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MS Teams documentation about Bypass the Lobby

The default setting is "People in my Organization". This means that anyone with access to the meeting link and have an email address can go directly into the meeting. Anyone that is linking to the meeting from a different email address (or is not logged into will be sent to a lobby to await admission. Any participant in the meeting can admit people into the meeting from the lobby (changing the Roles in a meeting can change this option).

Selecting "Everyone" is not recommended as it may compromise privacy and expose those officially in the class to unwelcome participants.

Setting the lobby to "only me" is helpful when you want to admit one individual to a meeting at a time. For example, if you have set up an office hour, each person who accesses the meeting will be place in a lobby, or waiting space, and you can admit them one at a time.

Consider Who can Present

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The default for Who can Present is set for Everyone. Everyone: Anyone who has access to the meeting link will join the meeting as a presenter.

People in my organization: Only people in your org will be presenters. External participants will join as attendees.

Specific People: Only people you choose from the list of invitees will be presenters. Everyone else will join as attendees. **Note that searching for a person is specific to those who have an address, or they can only be selected from within the organization.

Only me: Only the organizer will be a presenter. All other participants will join as attendees.

Some considerations might include whether it is desirable that students are able to share screens or display information, remembering that Presenters can do just about anything that needs doing in a meeting. The attendee is more controlled.

More information on Roles in a Teams meeting

Consider Roles in the Meeting

Setting Roles in a Teams meeting can be done either during the meeting or before the meeting (through Meeting Options).

It is important to think about the roles in a Teams meeting so that you are aware of what possibilities are available for all the participants in a meeting.

Collaboration is one of the key strengths of MS Teams and so any hierarchies in controlling a meeting must be manually set.

There are a few links above to the webpage on MS Teams Roles to familiarize yourself with what is possible and how to set a meeting to operate effectively.

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