Overview - Microsoft Teams

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Available to

Faculty, Staff, Students

What is Teams

Coming Soon: A new Teams version is on the way to ECU users!

The Microsoft Teams app provides a chat-centered work space to bring conversations, project files and collaborative tools into a single interface for instant and organized access.

Access Teams: 1) on the web at pirate365.ecu.edu, 2) with the desktop app for your computer and 3) through the mobile app.

When familiarizing yourself with the Teams interface, note that the ellipsis icon (...) always signals more options.

Features

Microsoft is constantly adding new features. These are the menu icons you see on the left of your screen that help you work with Teams.

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Chat

Conduct a private text conversations between one or more ECU users. Not associated with a project team. You can also start a video/audio call through chat.

Activity

Alerts you to new conversations, mentions, reactions, replies, etc., in your teams and chats.

Teams

Create a work space and add other ECU and non-ECU collaborators. All team members are added/deleted by the team's owner. A team includes topic-centered posts called channels. Files shared within a channel's post are accessed by clicking the Files tab and are saved in the team's SharePoint site. You can also upload new files to the tab. Add other useful tabs (apps) to a channel by clicking the plus (+) sign.

Calendar

For your individual use. Schedule meetings or deadlines for a project team or your individual Teams calendar and join a meeting. Syncs with your Outlook calendar.

Calls

Audio calls to other ECU users. See call history and add frequently-called users to speed dial.

OneDrive

Access your individual ECU OneDrive cloud folder.


Meetings

Schedule audio or video meetings through your Outlook or Teams calendar. Start an impromptu call within a chat. Appropriate hardware required.

Webinars

Host an interactive, online presentation for up to 1000 participants or give a speech to 10,000 users through the view-only experience. See this video from Microsoft, Get started with Teams webinars.

Resources

 

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Article ID: 67405
Created
Thu 11/7/19 1:03 PM
Modified
Wed 2/14/24 9:44 AM
Service Owner
Collaboration

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Microsoft Teams is the hub for collaboration and integrates the people, content and tools you need to be engaged and effective.