Microsoft Teams

Last Updated: 12/10/2018


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.

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 of your meeting in Microsoft Stream
  • Access other Office 365 apps including OneDrive, SharePoint, OneNote, and Planner
  • Organize your team’s work, files and key resources by creating channels in your Team
  • Easily search for conversations, chats, files and people using keywords to help find important information
  • 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 with another user

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, send a message to with the following information:

  • The name and CULoginName of the owners who will be responsible for managing the Team (we recommend at least two owners, but a Team can have up to 100 owners)
  • 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
  • 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.