Microsoft Teams (Office 365): Overview and UsageEstimated Reading Time: 1 Minutes
Microsoft Teams (Office 365): Overview and Usage
Microsoft Teams is an application offered within the Office 365 Suite. Microsoft Teams is a place for individuals to collaborate via threaded chat or video/voice calls using Skype. Teams has the ability to pull documents and other information for viewing and discussing from other Microsoft applications. Teams can help reduce the number of emails being sent by capturing conversations and documents all in one location for easy viewing and collaboration.
Within a team, you can have a channel to further break out your projects or goals. For example, within the Team "Information Technology," you may have two channels: one for Academic Training and one for Information Security. Only members of these specific channels see the chats and files.
Suggested uses for faculty:
- Collaboration with fellow faulty, staff, or administrators
- Collaboration on department projects
- Collaboration and sharing of common resources for the courses you teach
Suggested uses for students:
- Collaboration space for group projects via chat, file sharing, and synchronous calls
- Student club collaboration space