Microsoft Teams is a terrific tool for scheduling and conducting online meetings. For online meetings with bigger groups, you might want to exercise a little more control.
Get greater control over Teams Meetings with “Meeting options”
Microsoft Teams is a terrific tool for scheduling and conducting online meetings. Using the default settings in online meetings, everyone can join the meeting anytime…and anyone can share their screen. This works great most of the time, especially for small groups.
Are you hosting a larger meeting, such as inviting a hundred parents to a Teams meeting? For online meetings with bigger groups, you might want to exercise a little more control. Here’s how.
- Create the meeting on the Teams calendar as usual.
- Return to the calendar afterwards and reopen the meeting.
- Click the “Meeting options” link.
A web page opens for meeting options. Note the drop-down menus for choices.
- Select your preference for who can bypass the lobby. For a parent meeting, I suggest you select “People in my organization”.
- Select your preference for who can present. Perhaps you’ll select “Specific people” and choose your teaching partner to help out.
Select the SAVE button when you are finished updating your settings.
With Meeting options you can keep your audience in a lobby while you prepare to present, and you can prevent unwanted interruptions by limiting who can present. Using these tips helps you become a Top “Teams” Mate!
Contributor: Craig McBain
Craig is a Professional Learning Specialist at Ed to the Max, Retired Director of Technology, and MIE Fellow. #mieexpert
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