Microsoft Teams

Last Updated: 10/23/2020

Features

  • Chat one-on-one with other users, or in small groups
  • Make audio or video calls with other users
  • Invite external (guest) users to be part of your Team
  • Facilitate audio/video meetings with other users and record video in Microsoft Stream
  • Access other Office 365 apps including OneDrive, SharePoint, OneNote, and Planner
  • Organize your team’s work, files and key resources using channels in your Team
  • Search for conversations, chats, files and people
  • Connect your Team to third-party apps including Google Drive, SurveyMonkey, Twitter, RSS, Salesforce, Trello, GitHub and JIRA
  • Connect with anyone on campus! All CU Boulder users are licensed for Teams, making it easier to add people to a team or search, call, and chat
  • Microsoft Teams live events are an extension of Teams meetings that enable you to schedule and produce events that stream to large online audiences!

Watch this video to see what you can do with Teams!

Who can get it

All CU Boulder students, faculty and staff are able to access and use Microsoft Teams to use the instant messaging and conferencing features at any time. To create a collaborative space for a group of people, any CU Boulder student, faculty, or staff member can request their own collaborative "Team", see below.

How to get it

Log in and start using Teams in a web browser, desktop, or mobile app with your CU email address (IdentiKey@colorado.edu) and IdentiKey Password. Before downloading, it may be helpful to learn about Teams features by Platform.

Collaborate with a Group

To collaborate with a group of people where you can create multiple channels, request your own "Team". To do so, submit the New Team Request form on the OIT Messaging and Collaboration Request Portal (Please note: To access the Request Portal, you must use VPN or be on a CU Network).

Microsoft Teams Request Requirements

When you submit the New Team Request form, you'll be asked for the following information

  • The name and CULoginName of the requesting owner responsible for managing the Team. A Team will only have one owner upon creation, but the Team owner can add additional owners using the Teams client or web interface..
  • Team type:
    • Private team: Members need to be added or request access from the owner. Private teams can discoverable by other CU Boulder users or completely hidden from the list of Teams
    • Public team: Members can search for the team and join without owner approval
  • A descriptive display name for the Team site (try to keep as short as possible):
    • CU Boulder's naming convention format: [CampusDepartmentCode] - [Display Name]
    • For example: OIT-Communications
  • Display name you would like for the team, if different than the shorter name above
  • A description of the team
  • Indicate if you are interested in a Teams’ demo or consultation to assist in getting started with Microsoft Teams

Help Resources 

Training

OIT hosts two on-going training sessions to assist faculty and staff to transitioning to working remotely in Microsoft Teams, as well as several on-demand video trainings.

Microsoft Teams Q&A Sessions

Available by request
Online, via Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Q&A Session

Available by request
Online, via Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Q&A's are designed to help answer your most pressing questions. Schedule a time with us for demonstrations of:

  • Requesting a Team
  • Chat and calling with Teams
  • Using Teams for meetings and collaboration
  • Accessibility issues in Teams
  • Where to find more information and help

Before joining, make sure you've downloaded the Microsoft Teams desktop app.

Schedule a Q&A Session

Introduction to Microsoft Teams Workshop

Every Friday at 12:00 pm
Online Workshop, via Microsoft Teams

Weekly Introduction to Microsoft Teams Workshop

Every Friday, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Online, via Microsoft Teams

Join us every Friday for an Introduction to Microsoft Teams workshop, covering basic Teams features listed here, as well as general Q&A:

  • Overview of the Teams client
  • Where to find more information about Teams
  • How to request a Team
  • Chat and calling with Teams
  • Using Teams for meetings and collaboration
  • Accessibility issues in Teams

Before joining the meeting, download the Microsoft Teams desktop app.

Join now!

Microsoft Teams Workshop Recording

On-demand video
1 hour

Introduction to Microsoft Teams Workshop recording

1 hour on-demand training video

This on-demand training is a recording of one of OIT's Introduction to Microsoft Teams workshops. Workshops cover basic Teams features, as well as CU Boulder-specific features. Topics covered include:

  • Overview of the Teams client
  • How to request a Team from OIT
  • Chat and calling with Teams
  • Using Teams for meetings and collaboration
  • Accessibility issues

Watch now!

Microsoft-provided Teams Training Course

On-demand video
1 hour

Microsoft-provided Teams training course

1 hour on-demand training video

This training is designed for people new to Microsoft Teams. From chatting and meetings to using teams and channels, users will leave this session with the foundation to use Teams immediately.

Watch now!

Consultations

Interested in an initial consultation on using Microsoft Teams? Our team is available for one-on-one consultations with faculty and staff via Teams remote meeting. Have a larger group interested in training? We can set up a remote web session with your department to facilitate a workshop, or set up a custom workshop tailored to your needs. Sign up for either option below:

Accessibility

CU Boulder is committed to providing help information and assistance with campus services for all users, including those with accessibility concerns. Microsoft Teams accessibility considerations, information for screen reader users, navigation information, and more can be found on the Microsoft Teams - Accessibility page.