Microsoft Teams

Tool Summary

Microsoft Teams is a communication platform created by Microsoft. It allows users to join teams where they can video chat, message people in channels, store files, and more.

UMW students, faculty, and staff can access the entire Microsoft 360 Suite, including Teams, for free by logging in with a UMW email address and password at login.microsoftonline.com.

Quick Facts

  • Price: Free to UMW students, faculty, and staff
  • Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android
  • Recommended for: Beginners – it is organized like many other popular chat based programs, like Slack and Discord.

Things to Know

You can access Teams through your browser as well as a desktop or mobile app. You can join more than one team, and within those teams you can access different channels. Some channels are private, oftentimes this is for a group who is completing a specific task. While in your teams you can share images, gifs, send messages, start video calls, share files in Microsoft OneDrive, and more. Teams is also connected to your Outlook calendar, allowing you to create Teams video meetings directly from your calendar.

Getting Started Guides

Getting Started

Microsoft Teams Support

Microsoft Teams Online Forum

Additional Resources

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