Microsoft Teams

Learn more about Microsoft Teams.

Teams Logo

Teams is the latest collaboration and communications tool from Microsoft that can be used as the primary digital communication platform on your computer. It is part of the full Microsoft Office 365 Suite of products and has several features, including:

  • Instant messaging / chat functionality for staff – Similar to Skype now, single document sharing can also be done.
  • On-demand, Outlook-integrated online meetings – Create unique links for online meetings. Document sharing as well as document collaboration can be utilized.  If all participants have web cameras, full 2-way audio/video communication can be used.
  • Department, Work Team, or Project Team Shared Workspaces --  A completely new feature that integrates the features of SharePoint (for document storage and collaboration) as well as real time communication, tracking and team interaction.  Many new features and apps enhance team collaboration as well.
  • Multiple ways to access this information – You can access teams on your computer, or when you access your email via the web, or via the mobile app on your phone.

View the Video below, scroll down to learn more about the features above:

Teams Channels

In Microsoft Teams, teams are groups of people brought together for work, projects, or common interests.

Teams are made up of  channels. Each channel is built around a topic, like “Team Events,” a department name, or just for fun. Channels are where you hold meetings, have conversations, and work on files together.

The tabs at the top of each channel link to your favorite files, apps, and services.

Teams Chat

With chat, you can have private one-on-one or group conversations that are not in the public team channel. 

Teams Meetings

View, schedule, and manage appointments and meetings in Microsoft Teams to keep your team on track.

Managing Teams

As a team owner, you can add new members and guests, change members into owners, manage channels and settings, and archive a team that's no longer in use.

Crestron Flex Meeting Room Control

A meeting room console with three meetings on it.

The touchscreen console in a meeting room is the heart of every meeting. It automatically wakes up when it detects motion. On the screen, there are a few things you can do:

  • Join a scheduled meeting by selecting the meeting.

    Note: To get a meeting to show up on the room console, organizers should set the room as the meeting location.

  • Start a new meeting by selecting Meet now Meet now button .

  • Make a phone call by selecting Dial pad Dial pad button and dialing a number.

  • Note: Do not dial "9" to get an outside line and 4 digit extentions cannot be used.

  • Project your laptop by plugging in the cable connected to the console. Depending on the room settings, it may be projected to the room automatically, or you may have to select Present Share desktop button on the room console.

  • Select More More options button  to invite the room to a meeting, or change settings.

When you're in a meeting, you'll have options to manage your camera and mic, share content, add participants, and end the call.

A Teams meeting room console in a meeting. width=

Share your screen with in-room participants

To share your desktop with in-room meeting participants, just connect your personal device to the appropriate cable connected to the room console.

Depending on your room settings, your screen may be shared automatically, or you may have to select Present Share desktop button  on the room console.

Share your screen with all meeting participants

There are two ways to share with both in-room and online participants from a personal device:

  1. Join the meeting on your personal device and select Share Share screen button , then the item you want to share. Go to Share your screen in a Teams meeting to learn more.

  2. Connect your personal device to the cable connected to the room console. Depending on your room settings, your screen may be shared automatically or you may have to select Share Share screen button  on the room console

Stop sharing your desktop

Select Stop presenting on the console.

Download Teams for iOS or Android.

To begin using Microsoft Teams for your group, please contact the Helpdesk at or 920-735-5644.

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Owner:Thom W.Group:Fox Valley Technical College
Created:2018-11-26 12:57 CSTUpdated:2019-11-11 12:37 CST
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