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‌Microsoft Teams is a centralised hub for communication and collaboration within a team, department or student group allowing you to share content and access other apps.

Teams combines video and audio calls, meetings, chat, notes and files. Microsoft Teams integrates directly with all Office 365 applications such as SharePoint, Planner and Stream providing one easy to reach location making it easy for you to communicate and collaborate securely wherever you are with students and staff.

All UWTSD students and staff have access to Microsoft Teams enabling you to join or create your own Team with others helping to improve communication and collaboration.

Collaborate - Work with your team in real-time on a central hub to collaboratively edit documents and discuss ideas
Group Chat
- Send instant messages to your Team
Online Virtual Meeting & Lectures - Host or join and collaborate with Virtual Meetings & Lectures
Share - Your screen, PowerPoint Presentation, running programs, interactive white board & more with other people
Audio Calls - Have High Quality Audio Calls with an individual or a group of colleagues
Assignments - Support and discuss an assignment with a student group

You can login directly to Microsoft Teams by visiting https://teams.microsoft.com

Microsoft Teams is available to use as a web client using your internet browser. We highly recomened installing the full application on your device for real-time communication.

There is an app available for Windows 10, Apple MacOS, Apple iOS and Android. Just search your mobile devices app store for Microsoft Teams to install today or visit the Teams Download website.

Use Microsoft Teams to communicate and collaborate with students and staff that you work and interact with regularly.

Teams will enable you to work collaboratively in small to medium size groups including external partners and we recommend you utilise Teams for:

  • Collaboration with colleagues and students
  • Live meetings & recordings
  • Live lectures

Here are a few examples of when to use Teams:

  • Conversations with students or colleagues about a task or event.
  • Supporting and discussing an assignment with a student group.
  • A video meeting for a project team.
  • Collaborating on a shared document.

When using Teams, the focus is on doing work within a small to medium sized group, with an informal tone and rapid tempo of response from colleagues.

When you create a team, there are a few templates to choose from. We recommend learning about each of these templates before choosing by visiting here.

All Teams will automatically have '_Team' added to the end of their name. Ideally you should name you team something to reflect what the team is going to be used for. Teams has a list of blocked words that cannot be used.

Microsoft have announced that Teams will be the successor of Skype for Business. Currently, you are able to use both Teams and Skype for Business however each have different services.

Teams:

  • Collaboration with colleagues and students
  • Working on shared documents
  • Calendars & Meetings
  • Video Conferencing
  • Group chat

Skype for Business:

  • Telephone calls
  • Instant Messaging & one to ones with individuals (IM)

If you've organised a Teams meeting, you can save a record of who's attended it. Here's how:

During the meeting, select Show participants  Show participants icon and choose Download attendee list  Download attendee list in Microsoft Teams Meetings .

image shows download attendance list icon in Microsoft Teams Meeting

The report will download as a .CSV file that can be opened in Excel. The .CSV file contains the name, join time, and leave time of all meeting attendees.

Keep in mind that you'll only be able to download the attendance report while the meeting is in progress and participants are still present.

Notes:

  • Only meeting organisers can download attendance reports. This option isn't available to other attendees.
  • If attendees join a meeting before the organiser, their join times will match the time that the organiser joined the meeting.
  • This feature must be turned on by your admin. See Manage meeting policies in Teams for more info.

Visit our Microsoft Teams Training & Online Guides page to get the most out of using Teams.