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Microsoft Teams (Office 365): Overview and Usage

2019

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

Resources:

Overview of Microsoft Teams 

Set up and customize your team

Collaborate in teams and channels

Working with posts and messages

Upload and find files

Start chat and calls

Manage meetings

Explore apps and tools

Manage activity feed

Teams on the go

 

Title: Microsoft Teams - Saving you from email since 2017 Sub-header: Top 4 benefits of using Microsoft Teams instead of email  First block of information contains a generic image of a pie chart and that statistic that 28% is the average amount of time a professional spends reading and answering email per day. The second statistic include a generic image of a bar graph and the statistic that 2.6 hours per day is spent reading and replying to emails. The source is listed below these statistics, which is https://hbr.org/2019/01/how-to-spend-way-less-time-on-email-every-day   The first of four benefits is the ability to create channels for specific collaboration within a team. You can organize chats and files into smaller channels divided by sub-teams, topics, goals, etc.   The second of four benefits is there is one space for files and discussions. You can stop spending precious time searching your email for a specific reply or file.   The third of four benefits is a centralized meeting and call center. Create meeting invites and hold synchronous audio/video calls from within Teams.  The fourth of four benefits is staying up-to-date with your activity feed. Easily track updates in one place to keep on top of team progress.

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