Microsoft Teams for Education is available through your institution's Office 365 subscription. You can take advantage of the online version or the desktop version of Microsoft Teams.
- [Instructor] Microsoft Teams is a powerful communication and collaboration platform, and it's now available to educators and students through their school's Office 365 account. If your school doesn't have a subscription to Office 365, note that as an educator, you may be eligible to sign up for a free Office 365 account. This is something I recommend looking into, and you can find out more by navigating to products.office.com. Now in this case, I'm going to log into my school's Office 365 account, and I'll do that by going to login.microsoftonline.com.
Now this brings me to my main page for Office 365. Here I can access the many different apps and tools available in Office 365. In this case, I want to access Teams, which is down here on the bottom. I'm going to go ahead and click on that. And once I click on this, it will bring me to the the web-based version of Teams. When you first start out, it will ask if you want to download the desktop version. This is something I recommend doing, as the desktop app does provide some additional features and functions. Now I'm going to go ahead and open up the desktop app, and when I do, you'll see that there really isn't much of a difference.
Switch over here, and this is the desktop app. So for the remainder of this course, I'll be using the desktop application for Microsoft Teams.
Join Oliver Schinkten as helps you get started using Microsoft Teams for your classroom. He shows how to organize your class and classwork using channels and tabs, and then demonstrates how to add and manage learning activities. He covers working with students, the grading process, and communicating using meetings and chat sessions. He also explains how to integrate with OneNote Notebooks to create lessons plans that can be quickly disseminated to students.
- Accessing Microsoft Teams
- Creating a class
- Customizing class settings
- Adding students to a class
- Adding tabs and channels
- Adding resources using connectors
- Chatting with students
- Managing student communication
- Starting a meeting
- Getting alerts about activities
- Sharing files and resources
- Distributing and grading assignments