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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.


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.



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.


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


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.


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.


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


Access your individual ECU OneDrive cloud folder.


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


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.



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