Microsoft Teams - Create or Join a Team
From Katrina Boone
- Class Teams allow teachers and students to collaborate on group projects, assignments, and more
- Staff Teams allow staff leaders and staff members to collaborate on school administration and development
- PLC Teams allow educators to collaborate within a Professional Learning Community
- Anyone Teams allow school clubs, sports teams, or any group of students and school staff with a common interest or project to collaborate
To create a Team, select the "Join or create a team" button at the bottom of the Teams app. Then, select "Create team" and choose the type of Team you want to create. You will then name your Team, and if you want, you can add a description. Depending on the type of Team you created, you will be asked to enter the students, teachers, and/or staff you want to add to the Team. For Class Teams, when you enter the students and any co-teachers, they will be given specific permissions based on their status as a student or teacher. You can add members to your Team by typing a name to choose a group, distribution list, or person at your school.
If you would prefer that students and staff members join your Team, rather than you entering their names, you can generate a Team code by selecting "Manage Team" and then selecting "Settings." Once in the Settings, select "Team code" and then select "Generate." You can then copy the Team code and email it to students and teachers, or display the code on your projector for everyone to see.Students and teachers joining the Team can then go to "Join or create a team" and enter the Team code provided to join your Team.
Pro Tip: If you plan to create a Class Team, check with your IT department to see if School Data Sync can help you create your Team.
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