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Allow Teacher to disable chat in a ClassNotebook

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have been using ClassNotebook for years, and now I train at the district level. I was very shocked to see this chat feature in the class Notebook when working with a teacher last week.
        There needs to be a way to disable this function! It takes the focus away from the notebook content and distracts the students.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am shocked this doesn't exist. Seems like a no-brainer in education to turn off distracting features like this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Teachers need to have control to disable this feature. The chat will prevent some from using one note and choosing google

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, huge problem. It is bothersome to the kids who are trying to work, and it is distracting to the kids who cannot resist it.

      • Nienke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Today in class the class started to use the chat. They started cyberbullying one of the classmates. But as a teacher I can't see the chat nor can I unable this function.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        First time using class notebook today and straight away the students start using the chat function without me even mentioning it! Please allow us to turn this facility off - it’s so distracting.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please enable a function that turns off the chat, as it hinders many students' ability to learn.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow us to do this! It can be really distracting and teachers have to police it instead of working with students.

      • Grumpy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        please allow teachers to disable chat feature in OneNote class notebook.
        I think it is a ridiculous feature that is not appropriate for elementary students.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Teachers (middle school especially) need the ability to either disable chat or archive the entire chat threads to monitor activity for appropriate technology use. Middle students are adept at posting inappropriate items then immediately deleting them.

      • Andrea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to be able to disable the 'CHAT' function. The students 'chat' way too much and it is distracting them from their tasks.

      • Todd Robbins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature of disabling chat needs to get added immediately! The OneNote development team really needs to get on this. I have 5 sections of 30 students that are all starting to discover the chat feature and it is very distracting

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Only option is disable chat for office tenant wide which is a non starter. We have staff who use co-authoring chat so it can't be disabled but being unable to disable it for students is a deal breaker.

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