Microsoft Teams

Last Updated: 02/12/2020


Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that integrates with other Microsoft Office 365 services, including OneDrive, SharePoint, Skype, Planner, as well as other third-party connectors and apps for a dynamic team working space. Backed by Office 365 advanced security and compliance capabilities, Microsoft Teams is a secure collaboration application for any group on campus. Learn how to get started now by requesting a new Team.

Use Teams to:

  • 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; you can even 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
  • Easily search for conversations, chats, files and people
  • Connect your Team to third-party apps and connectors 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

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

Who can get it

All CU Boulder Students, Faculty and Staff with Office 365 accounts are able to access and use Microsoft Teams.

How to get it

Request a Team

To request a Microsoft Team in Office 365, submit the New Microsoft Team Request form on the OIT Messaging and Collaboration Request Portal. You will need 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 


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.