Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Updated on 23 April 2022

Microsoft Teams is a centralised hub for communication and collaboration within a team, department or student group, allowing you to share content and access other apps

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Microsoft Teams integrates directly with all Microsoft 365 applications such as SharePoint and Planner, making it easy for you to communicate and collaborate securely wherever you are with students and staff.

  • Collaborate - work with your team in real-time enabling you to edit documents and discuss ideas collaboratively
  • Group Chat - send instant messages to your team
  • Online Virtual Meeting - host or join and collaborate with Virtual Meetings
  • Share - your screen, PowerPoint Presentation, running programs, interactive whiteboard and more with other people
  • Audio Calls - make high-quality audio calls with an individual or a group of colleagues
  • Assignments - support and discuss an appointment with a student group

Get Microsoft Teams on your device

Microsoft Teams is available to all University of Dundee Students and Staff.

If you have a username that doesn’t include your ID number (students) or end with a number (staff), make sure you enter it correctly.

Features of teams

  • Create Teams and channels for tracking projects, conversations, files, and meetings
  • Chat with text, audio, video, and file sharing
  • Store all your files, docs, and more in one place
  • Schedule meetings that automatically integrate with your existing Outlook calendar
  • Meet with up to 250 people at the same time
  • Share your desktop, applications, or a whiteboard during meetings
  • Automatically record and upload video, audio, and shared content from meetings to Microsoft Stream
  • Presence indication based on each person's Teams activity, manual status settings, and Outlook calendar
  • Integrate your favourite apps - Planner, Trello, GitHub, and many more

How Teams can help you work together

Chat-based team workspaces

  • Chat instantly with peers and colleagues from on or off-campus
  • Quickly get in touch using video calls
  • Create teams to organise your files, tasks and projects
  • Customise your Team workspace to fit your needs

Desktop and mobile apps

  • Stay connected from your Windows or Mac computer, or on the go with the Android and iOS mobile apps
  • Configure your notifications, so you never miss a message or project update

Integrated Office apps and OneDrive

  • Work together on documents with integrated Microsoft 365 apps, like Word and Excel
  • Easily access and share files from your OneDrive account, right from the app


Training and support resources

You can download a printable getting started guide from UoD IT, and use the following resources from Microsoft to learn more about Teams.

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