Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a group collaboration app available to faculty, staff and students through Western's Office 365 Microsoft Campus Agreement. It helps you collaborate using chat and channels to converse and file share. It's a workspace where you and your team can securely upload, share, edit, save files, manage a calendar, see likes, @mentions, and replies. Any documents, spreadsheets, presentations that are shared within a Team are stored in your Team environment so every Team member always has access to the latest version.

Disclaimer:  Microsoft Teams is a cloud-hosted system and while its use is optional, all usage must comply with Western's Computing, Technology & Information Resources Policy and Data Classification Standards.

Accessing Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is available through a web browser, desktop and mobile app.

Intro to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations—all in one place.

Quick start

Get setup quickly using Microsoft Teams on your PC, Mac, or mobile device.

Setup and customize your team

Get your team up and running in Microsoft Teams, create a team, add people, and add channels.

Collaborate in teams and channels

Channels are where you hold meetings, have conversations, and work on files together.

Work with posts and messages

Create and format a post to start a conversation in a channel, save posts, use @mentions.

Upload and Share Files

Anywhere in Teams, look for the paperclip icon to attach a file to share to your channel or files area.

Start chats and calls

One on one or group chats are available, choose chat , audio or video.

Manage meetings

Join a Microsoft Teams meeting from your calendar, via dial-in number and conference ID, or sign in as a guest on the web.

Manage your activity feed

How to manage your activity feed for a summary of everything that's happened in the team channels you follow.

Teams on the go

How to keep up and access your teams on mobile devices.

LinkedIn Learning at Western - Courses for Teams

Learn more about Microsoft Teams through Western's LinkedIn Learning resources.


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