Using Microsoft Teams
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a team collaboration software that is part of the Office 365 suite of applications. All UC faculty and students have free access to it. The core capabilities in Microsoft Teams include business messaging, calling, video meetings and file sharing.
Teams at UC
To date, UC@IT has created a class-based team for all UC courses in Microsoft Teams. Faculty are already enrolled in these teams. Faculty do need to activate these teams before students see them. All student enrollments should be there already.
Should I use Teams in my classes?
Canvas or Blackboard (till the end of this semester) is UC’s main learning management system. All faculty should use features such as assignments, announcements in Canvas or Blackboard. Teams should not be used to replace Canvas or Blackboard. We strongly suggest faculty to mainly use the chat, video, and file-sharing capability of Teams. Teams can be used as an alternative to WebEx and Canvas Conference for synchronous sessions.
Please Watch the Video Tutorial Below.
How do I access Teams?
Since it is part of Office 365 suite, you can access it from your web version Outlook by clicking the Apps button at the upper left corner. Please see the screenshot below. You can also access it from https://teams.microsoft.com or download Teams for your desktop.
How to Use Teams
UC@IT is working on documentation for how to use Teams. We will post more information soon. For now, please read the following information.
Microsoft Teams Training Videos
Can I use Teams for my merged course?
Now, unlike Canvas or Blackboard, there's no good way to merge class-based teams. You might need to manually add enrollments. Please read the article Add guest to a team to learn how to add additional students into your courses if you need.