Microsoft Teams releases new features for the Education Sector

Today’s update was posted on Microsoft Teams Blog. 

Microsoft Official Blog Post 

Teams meetings for remote learning
Despite school closures, educators can still connect with and support students by using Microsoft Teams meetings for class sessions, office hours, and more. Here is the latest guidance on how to maximize learning and keep students safe in Teams meetings.


  • Get the latest on which Teams meetings features to use now and what is coming soon from this webinar here.
  • Set up a Microsoft Teams meeting for your online classroom directly from within Canvas, Blackboard, Schoology, and other LMSs. Learn how with this guidance.
  • Keep students safe in Teams meetings with these helpful guidelines.


Live events for A1 faculty licenses
Starting early May, Microsoft Teams live events host capabilities will be available to education users with a Microsoft Office 365 A1 faculty license, at no extra cost. That means users with A1 faculty licenses, which is free to accredited educational institutions, can host and broadcast live events. In early May, live events will be automatically enabled for users with an A1 faculty license and automatically disabled on July 1, 2020.

Here is a technical overview and how-to guide to learn more about Microsoft Teams live events.