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This tip sheet will walk you through the setup of Microsoft Teams and orient you to its main features and function.
Web Browser: Teams is available via web browser at
Microsoft Teams or select the Teams icon when you login to
Office 365. For the best experience, use the Chrome or Edge browser. You can find
instructions on setting up your O365 Portal or setting up your MFA access.
Desktop: Teams is available on your UHN managed device's desktop. In order to have this application installed you will need to submit a request through the UHN Digital
Mobile: Teams is available on your mobile device (iOS or Android). You will need to have Microsoft Intune installed first, and then you can download Microsoft Teams from your app store. Learn more about
instructions on setting up your mobile device.
The basic version of Teams will allow you to contact anyone in UHN but does not automatically create groups or teams of people to collaborate with. If you want to create a Team for your group or department this will need to be done through a request to the
UHN Digital Service Portal
If you need to organize meetings that have individuals calling in from a telephone line - cell or landline – because they do not have access to the web, desktop or mobile versions of Teams you would need to request a license through the
Once you have the license you will be able to create meetings that automatically adds in the telephone number option in the invite. Otherwise when you create meetings individuals will only see a link in the invite through which they can join the meeting by the web, through their desktop or mobile application.
This Tip Sheet gives a very brief, focused introduction to Teams’ core functions. When you first open Teams, you will see a toolbar on the left-hand side of the screen displaying options. This section will provide a high-level introduction of the core features you will find here.
Peer to Peer: To begin a conversation with anyone within UHN select the
New Chat icon at the top of the page and enter the person’s name in the To field that appears. Type your message in the box at the bottom of the screen, when you are ready to send the chat click the
Send icon in the bottom right.
Add people into an existing conversation: click
Add People (or
View and Add Participants in group chat) in the top right corner of Teams. Then, type the names of the people you would like to chat with and click
Group chat: Once you have selected
New Chat click the down arrow ( ˅ ) to the far right of the To field and type a name for the chat in the
Group Name field. Then, type the names of the people you would like to add in the
To field. This starts a new conversation.
Peer to Peer: To begin a call proceed to the
Calls tab on the left-side toolbar. From there type names in the
Make a Call field (you can add multiple individuals here). Then at the bottom select either the
Video button to initiate the call.
Participating in a Meeting: To join a meeting you have been invited to there are two different methods:
Creating a Meeting: To create a meeting there are two different methods:
There are several methods for sharing and collaborating on files (Excel, OneNote, PDF, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) within Teams.
Chat: You can share a file directly in your Chat by dragging and dropping the file into the message box in the chat. Then, you can access the file via Teams by clicking on the Add a Tab (+) at the top of the chat and
FIles: From the files tab on the left-side toolbar you can view all files that have been shared with (or by) you. You can right-click on a file and select an action: edit in Teams, open in Browser, Open in Desktop or download.
Teams: You can share a file directly in your Team (or Channel) by going to the
Teams tab on the left-side toolbar. Once you have selected the Team you will see the
Files option at the top. From there you can select
+ New to create new folders and files. Alternatively, you can upload existing files to this section through the
Private channels in Microsoft Teams allow for more focused collaboration within teams, allowing only those who are members of the Private Channel to view and contribute information to that channel. Channels can be created within workspaces to organize content and conversations within that team, and those channels and its content are available to all members within a Team.
The Private Channel function is different from other Channels as it limits collaboration to a subset of the Workspace members, and is typically useful to collaborate with a smaller group who have a need to discuss focused or sensitive information.
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