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Microsoft Teams Guides

Name Description Keywords
Create a new channel Be careful when creating new channels - ensure you use a descriptive name. You can tick a box to show it to all team members, so they know it exists. Guides, Teams, Communication, Channels
Create a new team and add members If you are creating a new team, try not to create something that is similar to one that already exists. And try to use a name that identifies it clearly. Guides, Teams, Communication, Members
Create and share a recording of a meeting Teams meetings can be recorded and viewed by participants in the Chat channel. However, you can also record a meeting and share it with non-participants and non-Warwick people such as external examiners. Guides, Teams, Assessment, Communication, Chat, Meetings
How to join a team You can join existing teams (which might be public or private), create a new team, or chat directly with one or more members of the organisation. You might find that you have already been added to existing Teams, for work or learning. Guides, Teams, Communication, Basics
Introduction to Microsoft Teams Introduction to Microsoft Teams Guides, Teams, Basics, Communication, Meetings, Teaching, Assessment
Invite external guests to join a team, channel or meeting Invite external guests to join a team, channel or meeting using their email address. Guides, Teams, Channel, Meeting, External, Collaboration, Communication
Link to a Teams item Using the desktop Teams app, or the browser based version, you can easily get a web link (url) to many of the items within Teams. That means you can send someone directly to that item. Guides, Teams, Communication, URL
Log in to Teams via the web or app Access Teams via the web or using the Teams app. Log in using your Warwick University Microsoft Office 365 account details – it is part of the Outlook and Office online system. Guides, Teams, Collaboration, Basics, Install, App, Web
Manage Chat and Team discussions Chat and Team channel discussions are different aspects of the system. Chat allows you to immediately start a conversation with any members of the university (who are already on Teams), Team channel discussions are for more continuous team-working. Guides, Teams, Communication, Channels, Chat
Manage notifications and availability Manage notifications and availability (avoid info overload, but keep up to date). Learn how to control your availability (which is also linked to your Outlook calendar’s scheduled meetings) and the notifications. Guides, Teams, Communication, Messages, Notifications
Run polls and surveys in channels and meetings Use the Polly tool to run polls and surveys within the text chat channel that accompanies a live meeting. Guides, Teams, Communication, Polling, Feedback
Teams Live Events Guide on how to host a Teams Live Event with Microsoft Teams. Guides, microsoft teams, live event, broadcast
Use Teams for online live teaching You can schedule a meeting (using the Calendar in Teams) to happen in a channel. Or you can just start an ad hoc meeting in chat or a channel. You can get Teams to record a meeting, and it will save a copy into the channel. Guides, Teams, Communication, Video, Online Classes, Teaching
Use Teams with OneNote notebooks OneNote is a really effective notebook application, also part of their Office 365 system. The versions for tablets and touch screen devices are especially useful, allowing drawing with a stylus. Teams has a really useful OneNote integration. Guides, Teams, Communication, Assessment, OneNote
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