Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the hub for team collaboration in Microsoft 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. Teams can be created for departments or even projects within and between departments. Teams integrates with Microsoft OneDrive, Word, Excel and other applications to make storing, sharing and collaborating on documents simple. Use Teams for:

  • Video and phone communication
  • Storing, sharing and collaborating on documents
  • Instant Messaging

View Welcome to Microsoft Teams  (2:42) for an overview of Teams features.

Create a Team

Teams can be created for departments or even projects within and between departments. One use case could be a team for the Information Technology (IT) department to collaborate on department wide objectives. This team would include all members of IT and may contain channels to organize ongoing conversations and "business as usual" tasks. Another use case would be a team to coordinate replacing technology in a campus space. This team may include a subset of IT staff as well as facilities staff and other key players.

  1. Go to https://teams.office.com
  2. Sign in with your St. Lawrence University credentials
  3. Click Join or create a team
  4. Click Create a team
  5. Select a Team type
  6. Choose a Team name

Download the Teams Application

  1. Go to https://teams.office.com
  2. Sign in with your St. Lawrence University credentials
  3. Click the Download desktop app icon in the lower left of the window

Additional Documentation

Visit the Microsoft Teams video training for short tutorials. For longer, more in-depth videos, visit the Teams YouTube channel.

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