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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that is part of the Office 365 suite of services. MS Teams enables remote, global and dispersed teams to work together and collaborate through a common workspace, team chat, one-on-one chat, document collaboration.


A Team is a collection of people, content, and/or tools. On the top right of the screen above you will see the option to Join or create a Team.  After you name it and give a description, it will offer you a chance to add Team Members. You can add people within your organization who have Microsoft Exchange Outlook accounts. Or you can add guests by just using their email address. This is how you could add Clemson students ( or external collaborators.   



Activity: Activity displays recent updates to your team.

Chat: Chat with people or groups via text, voice, or video.

Calendar: This syncs with Outlook. You can add new meetings here or via the plugin in Outlook.

Calls: From here, you can chat, phone, video chat, see contacts, hear voicemail. 

Files: You can see either your MS Teams files or your OneDrive files.

Search Bar: Type in a word in the Search Bar at the top of the screen to find People, Chats, Files, and more. To see commands that are available in the Search Bar, type a / and you will see this.  A good one to try is /keys to see the Teams keyboard shortcuts. 



Quick Start Guide

VIDEO: Using Teams Effectively