Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a communications platform that integrates many Office 365 tools for online collaboration through chats, threaded conversations, and video conferencing. For an overview of how Teams works, watch this video from Microsoft.

This article will cover the following:

Please note that creating a team also creates an Office 365 Group and a SharePoint site as part of the infrastructure that supports Microsoft Teams. The suffix of "Teams" will also be added to each newly created team automatically.

Access Teams in Office 365 (online)

  1. Sign in to Office 365.
  2. Click on the App launcher in the top-left corner of the window, and select Teams.
  3. You will be redirected to the Microsoft Teams landing page.

Download the Teams App

Connect using Microsoft Teams anywhere with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices.

  1. Download the Teams Desktop or Mobile app here

Joining a Team

If you have been added to a team and receive an email notification:

  1. Click on the Open Microsoft Teams button within the email message to launch Microsoft Teams and visit the new team you've been added to.
    Screenshot of Microsoft Teams invite.


If you have been provided a code to join a Microsoft Team:

  1. Select Teams in your left rail to view your teams.
  2. Click on Join or create a team at the bottom of your Teams list.
    Screenshot from Microsoft Teams with "Join or create a Team" button highlighted.
  3. In the Join a team with a code box, type the code into the Enter code field and click the Join Team button.

Requesting a Team

If you would like to request a Microsoft Team for your class, club, department, team or organization on campus, please complete the Request a Workspace form on our Collaborative Spaces service page. 

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