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Moderating class team conversations is a great way to ensure a safe, appropriate virtual environment for students. Class team owners can mute students, preventing them from commenting or replying in class conversations. Owners can also delete any sent messages deemed inappropriate and keep other students from seeing the deleted posts.

Students can be unmuted at any time, but deleted posts cannot be recovered.


Mute students in settings

  1. Navigate to Teams.

  2. Select More options  More options button on the class team's tile you'd like to manage.

  3. Select Manage team.

    Edit menu and settings for a team.
  4. Select the Members tab. You’ll see your students listed. Select the checkmark box under Mute students to prevent students from commenting or select the top checkbox to mute all students at once.

    Select checkboxes next to student names to mute them.

Note: Un-mute students by returning to settings and de-selecting the checkbox next to their names.

Delete an inappropriate message

Only owners of a class team have the permission to delete other members' messages. Members of a class team can only delete or edit their own messages if those permissions are enabled in the class team's settings. 

To delete an inappropriate message:

  1. Navigate to the student message you want to delete.

  2. Select More options More options button next to the student’s post, then Delete.

Learn more

Manage settings in a class team

Manage settings for OneNote Class Notebook

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