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Insights in Microsoft Teams uses at-a-glance data views to help you catch up on all your students’ Teams activity, from assignment turn-in to engagement in class conversations. With spotlights on important trends in student activity, your Insights dashboard can save you time in planning, giving feedback to students, and providing help where needed. This feature is part of Education Insights Premium in Teams. It is currently being tested (preview version) by educators and education leaders and will be available worldwide this summer. 

You can add Insights as a tab in your class team and as an app in your app bar. 

Important: If you get a message that your account has opted out of Insights, your IT admin has turned it off. Contact your IT Admins, and ask them to enable Insights here.

Insights is automatically available

Navigate to Insights from any class team by selecting the Insights tab.

Add the Insights app 

To view an overview of all your classes in Insights, add the Insights app. 


  1. From the app bar in Teams, select More added apps. 

  2. Search for Insights in the search bar, then select it. 

  3. Select Save

  4. Pin Insights to your app bar: right-click on the app icon, then select Pin

Learn more about the all classes view in Insights. 

Screenshot of navigation in Teams

Select More added apps in the Teams app bar

Insights protects your data

Your data is secure in Insights. Each report is only available to class owners, and only includes student learning activity within Microsoft Teams.

  • We don't collect data from: private chats, OneDrive files, or sign-in information. Find out more about the privacy standards Insights meets, including GDPR and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

  • We do collect data related to meaningful learning activities: assignments, channel posts, meeting attendance, and editing class files.

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