Student/Attendee Guide to Joining a MS Teams Meeting that Originated in Canvas

Note that if you lose connection to a meeting, or if your audio or video are not working initially, try leaving/closing the meeting and clicking the meeting link, again, to reconnect.

MS Support Teams Video

MS Team Meeting links can be embedded directly to a Canvas Rich Text Editor box via External Tools.  Teachers create an assignment or announcement and add a meeting link.  Students in the class click the link to open the online Teams interface in a supported browser or Teams Desktop Version.

Video on how to log in to Teams Online to avoid being placed in the meeting as a guest.

  1. It is preferred that you use the Teams Desktop Version or, if on mobile device, use the Mobile App - download and install MS Teams.
    1. If you are not able to use the Teams Desktop Version or Mobile App, you will use the online Teams interface by following these instructions:
      1. If using the online Teams interface, open Google Chrome or MS Edge.
      2. Go to the address .
      3. Log in and authenticate.

        If you are using the online version of Teams, make sure your intials or profile picture appear in the top right corner - this means you are logged in.
  2. After you have logged in to Teams Desktop Version, Mobile App or the online version, keep the Teams tab open (it can be minimized) and continue to the meeting link.
  3. Using Google Chrome or MS Edge, log in to Canvas and find the Teams meeting link that your instructor posted.
  4. The link will appear in the details box of the tool the instructor used to create the meeting.  Examples could be Modules, Announcements, Assignments, Discussions or Pages.

    The link will appear in the details box.  Complete the other options for the tool you are in.

  5. If using the Teams Desktop Version, click Allow.  If not, click Continue in the browser.

    Choose allow to open the MS Teams Desktop Version or select an option to download the software or open Teams in the browser.
  6. Be sure to ALLOW the mic and camera when prompted.
  7. UPON JOINING the meeting, please mute your microphone until it is your turn to speak.  This will help reduce audio interruptions.
  8. Click the Join Now button.

    Mute/Unmute the mic and turn your camera on/off.  Click the Join Now button.



 Options available in the toolbar are:

  • Show/hide web cam
  • Mute/Unmute mic
  • Share your screen/application. This is available to Presenters.  Please don't share your screen until you are asked by your instructor.
  • "..." this is the more menu - A recording option is available to Presenters in this menu. Please DO NOT start or stop the recording unless your instructor asks you to do so!
  • Chat bubble - hide/show the group chat - USE THIS if you are experiencing audio trouble so your instructor will know to slow down if necessary.  You can also ask questions of the instructor or other students in this box.  It is a nice place to communicate without disrupting the class.
  • Participant icon - hide/show the participant list
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