Microsoft Teams

Teams is a collaboration platform that is part of the Office 365 subscription.  It offers organized IM communication, file sharing, video meetings and Office and third-party app integration.  Use Teams within departments, for cross-campus communication, file sharing or online class meetings.

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  • Google Chrome
  • MS Edge
  • MS Teams Desktop Version - Download it

5 Ways to Create and Host a MS Teams Meeting

  1. Within a Canvas Course

  2. As an Appointment in an Outlook Calendar

  3. Within a Team Channel

  4. As a Meet Now within Teams

  5. To Call a Phone Number (requires Conference Call ability to be applied to your account)

Meet with Non-SVSU-Domain Users

  1. Create an appointment using your Outlook Calendar.
  2. Add the external users as attendees to the meeting.
  3. Add an online Team meeting. This is an option in the appointment settings window.
  4. A link is sent to the external attendee in the Calendar appointment.  While using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to attend the meeting, click the link. The external user does not need a Microsoft account to join the meeting. 

Microsoft Support Teams Resources

Getting Started in Teams

Hosting a Web Meeting


Start the recording

  1. If you want students to watch the online session in the future, you must manually start the recording
  2. While in the Meeting pane, move your mouse to reveal the Meeting Toolbar.  It will be located in the bottom, center of the meeting pane.  Click the More Menu (ellipses), then select Start Recording.
  3. When done with the meeting, come back to the More Menu and select Stop Recording.  Recordings are available within the Chat window for students to view.  They can also be accessed via MS Stream.

Stop the meeting

  1. While in the Meeting pane, move your mouse to reveal the Meeting Toolbar.  Click the Phone Receiver icon to hang up

Watch the recording

  1. Recordings are available within the chat section of a Group Chat or Team.  Recordings can also be viewed from MS Stream. Open Outlook on the web, then click the App Launcher (waffle) menu at the top, left, select All Apps and then choose Stream.
  2. Click the My Content button and select Meetings.
  3. Click the thumbnail image of the recording you want to watch.