Microsoft Teams

Last Updated: 03/20/2020

Features

OIT has enabled dial-in for Microsoft Teams in response to current remote working needs. Learn more about Technology Resources for Working Remotely.

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 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 with your IdentiKey: IdentiKeyUsername@colorado.edu and IdentiKey Password.

Help Resources 

Collaborate with a Group

To collaborate with a group of people where you can create multiple channels, you can 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 a CU Network). 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

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.