Enable Teams attendance report

If you are a teacher, and doing your teaching over Teams, you probably need some kind of record about participants on your classes. In the recent Teams update, Microsoft added this functionality to Teams, but it is disabled by default, and you will not be able to use it out-of-the-box even if your tenant and Teams app are updated. To enable this functionality, you need to use PowerShell as well as credentials for tenant admin.
Currently, Teams is being managed by by cmdlets from both Teams module for PowerShell and Skype for Business module, so it is recommended to install both. Teams PowerShell module is installed pretty easy, by typing:
install-module -Name MicrosoftTeams in your PowerShell console. You just need to run it as Administrator.
To install Skype for Business module for PowerShell, you need to go here, download the module and install it. After installation is completed, type following in PowerShell console:
Import-Module SkypeOnlineConnector
Once you have these module installed, you will be able to manage Teams on your tenant.
To get attendance report functionality, you need to use Set-CSTeamsMeetingPolicy cmdlet on your Global policy. First, type:
$Session = New-CsOnlineSession, to open a session. You will need to enter your admin tenant credentials after running this command. Once you are authenticated, import the session, by typing:
Import-PSSession $Session
After this, you need to run following command to enable attendance report functionality:
Set-CSTeamsMeetingPolicy – Identity Global – AllowEngagementReport “Enabled”
To ensure that functionality is enabled, run following command:
Get-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global
You will get the result as on following picture:

attendance_ps

Ensure that AllowEngagementReport variable has the value Enabled.
Now, you run Teams app, start your meeting, and in the participants list, you will have new option, to download participants report in CSV format.

attendance_report

However, there is one important limitation to this – you’ll only be able to download the attendance report while the meeting is in progress and participants are still present. There is no ability to download the report once the meeting has ended.
Enjoy!

Author: ddamir

Damir Dizdarevic is a b.sc.math and IT professional. He works as a manager of MS CPLS Learning Center in Logosoft Sarajevo, and as a lecturer and author of MOC courses. Occasionally, he also works as a system designer for complex enterprise environments. He is a founding member and president of Bosnian Microsoft Community. He has been working with Microsoft platforms for the last 17 years and he is particularly specialized in Windows Server, Exchange Server, mobility and virtualization. Microsoft awarded him with the Most Valuable Professional – MVP status for his outstanding contribution in sharing knowledge about Microsoft Server products, large number of lectures he delivered, and for his high technical competence. Damir owns several technical certificates (MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, and MCT) for Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010, Security and Hyper-V. He is regular presenter on conferences in ex-Yu region. On Microsoft Sinergija conference, for previous 7 years, each time he was graded as one of top three speakers. On a Bosnian MS conference, he is the best speaker for last two years. He is also a regular and highly graded presenter on other Microsoft conferences in region such as NT Conference (Slovenia), Microsoft Vizija (Macedonia), Microsoft Windays (Croatia), MS Technet, Mobility Day, KulenDayz etc. Damir is one of very few trainers in Europe who works as an author and reviewer of official MOC courses. In previous year, he was authoring courses 20417 (Upgrading Skills to Windows Server 2012), 20414 (Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure), 20412( Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services) and 20410 (Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012). Also, he was authoring System Center 2012 courses and currently he is working on Exchange Server 2013 and Windows Server 2012 R2 courses. In addition, he has been working for 16 years now as one of the editors of BiH IT magazine INFO, where he published more than 300 technical articles, and he is also writing for the famous Windows ITPro Magazine (some of his work can be found at: http://windowsitpro.com/author/damir-dizdarevic).

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