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Durham University

Computing and Information Services

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is now available for your Team

What is Microsoft Teams?

Teams is a collaboration tool from Microsoft, designed to help you work seamlessly with colleagues. It is a shared space, where team members can post messages, plan project activities and work together on files, integrating with Microsoft Office products, such as Word and Excel.

With Microsoft Teams you can:

  • Chat with colleagues and team members
  • Have a video conference with internal and external colleagues, using just a web browser
  • Invite external users as guests to a Team
  • Save files to a shared space that can be accessed at any time, from any location with an internet connection
  • Collaborate on files, with more than one team member editing the same Office document, spreadsheet or presentation at the same time
  • Plan project activities, assign tasks and keep track of progress

You can find more information on using Microsoft Teams in Durham University's dedicated Office 365 Learning Hub or in the Microsoft Teams knowledge articles on the Self-Service portal.

Is Microsoft Teams available?

Microsoft Teams now available to help you work remotely

Microsoft Teams now available to help you work remotely

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Chief Information Officer, John Hemingway, talks about how Microsoft Teams is now available to all Durham University staff and students to support remote working during the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information on remote working visit: www.durham.ac.uk/cis

How do I use Microsoft Teams?

The following videos have been recorded to help guide you through specific functionality in Microsoft Teams.

Participate in a Microsoft Teams Meeting:

How-to video: Participate in a Microsoft Teams meeting

How-to video: Participate in a Microsoft Teams meeting

Get started with Microsoft Teams

This pre-recorded webinar will help you get started with Microsoft Teams and covers:

  • Launching Teams, navigation, activity, channels and private channels
  • Creating and participating in:
    • Online meetings
    • Team discussions
    • Private and group chats
    • Threaded conversations
  • Uploading files and collaborating on documents together in real time
Pre-recorded demonstration, showing the basics in Microsoft Teams

Pre-recorded demonstration, showing the basics in Microsoft Teams

Manage a Microsoft Team:

Pre-recorded webinar will help you with managing a Microsoft Team and showcase the more advanced Teams settings available to Team Owners and administrators, including:

  • Creating a Team, managing Team Members and working with external guests
  • Managing channels
  • Team settings and analytics
  • Owner responsibilities and managing end of life
Pre-recorded demonstration for Team Owners

Pre-recorded demonstration for Team Owners