Microsoft Teams – Getting Started


Microsoft Teams is one of the features offered as part of the Microsoft Office 365 Collaboration Suite. The service is available to faculty, staff and students.

What are Teams?

Teams is a single application that brings together your team’s conversations, meetings, files and notes to facilitate collaboration.
Microsoft has published a lot of helpful content to help get you started:

How are Teams and Groups related?

Teams are tied to Groups.  All Teams must have a Group but Groups do not require Teams.  It is suggested that you create Teams for your Groups to get the added functionality.

How do I add a Team to an existing Group

Instructions provided the following help document: Microsoft Teams – How to Add a Team to an Existing OneDrive Group

Login to Teams from a web browser

Access Teams from your web browser:
Click the Teams icon (circled in red below)


If you are not a member of any teams, you will see this welcome screen:


If you are a member of a Team, the view changes slightly.  Your Teams will be listed.  Example circled in red:


For additional help including screenshots, please visit and select the OneDrive tab.

Links to training and help documents:

If you need assistance with these instructions, contact us via one of the Other ITS Help Options.

Microsoft Documentation
Check out Microsoft’s Support Site for Office 365 ( Microsoft also has some great training videos you can watch to become familiar with using Office 365 applications. Please visit the Office Training Center