Microsoft Teams – Resources and Best Practices
From: Bo Wandschneider, Chief Information Officer
Date: April 16, 2020
Re: Microsoft Teams – Resources and Best Practices
As many of us continue to work from home, there has been more demand for collaborative work spaces where colleagues can create content while collaborating with one another at the same time. Microsoft Teams allows users to share files both internally and externally; access their team files on SharePoint and instantly communicate with one another through text, audio and video conferencing.
Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are connected to Teams, and Teams integrates with your Outlook Calendar. Mobile, desktop and online versions of the application are also available.
Resources available in the Get Help section of the EASI website include:
- Good Practices for Using Teams from Home
- Teams Meetings – Tip Sheet
- Privacy and Teams – FAQ
- Managing Sensitive Conversations in Teams
- Managing Teams – Editing and Deleting Messages
- Creating Teams Meetings in Quercus
- Dial-In Audio Conferencing with Microsoft Teams – FAQ
- Video-Conferencing on Microsoft Teams
Teams is available to all faculty and staff and can be accessed online or by downloading the app. Users can only access individual Teams channels by invitation.
To access Teams online, log in to your Outlook/UTmail+ account and click on the waffle in the top left hand corner. Select the Teams tool. To download Teams, log in to the online version and click on the computer icon in the bottom left hand corner.
Requests for new teams should be made through the Enterprise Service Centre (ESC).