Students receive Outlook invitation
Important if you'd like to send your students an invite that can go into their Outlook calendar
All students can view recording
This allows all of the students who are linked to that Team the ability to watch the recording of the session even if they were not able to attend.
Organiser can manage meeting permissions
This allows the meeting organiser to change the roles of participants. Switching them to attendees which removes their ability to shar their screen or start the recording.
Doesn't require manual entry of email invites
Either scheduling to a channel or using the Meet Now option means you don't have to manually invite all students using their email addresses.
Works in private channels
If you are using private channels to manage seminar groups, the Meet Now option is the best way to ensure all student sin that channel can access the session and recording.
Can download attendance report
It's possible to download an attendance list during a teaching session or afterwards if the session was recorded.
Recording saves to
This indicates where the recording is saved and who has access. For the Meet Now and Scheduled for a channel options, the recording is saved within the Team and all students have access. If you use the outlook version, it is saved in the Chat section of Teams and is a bit trickier to find.
So having said all of that, we're currently recommending using the Meet Now option and here's why:
- Quick and easy to set up - Simply click the Meet button within the channel and encourage students to click the Join link that appears in Teams
- Works across all channels - This approach works in both Private and Standard channels
Scheduling for a channel also works really well but as every member of the Team receives the invite (including all teachers) this may not be the best for you.
As ever, if you'd like to discuss which option would work best for you, just get in touch.