Frequently Asked Question

Teams Quick Start for Teachers
Last Updated 11 days ago

Create a Team for your class

  1. Open up Teams either within the app or from the web site using teams.microsoft.com
  2. Choose Teams Teams icon on the left side of the app, then select Join or create a teamJoin or create a team at the bottom of your teams list.
  3. Hover over the Create a team card and select Join or create a teamCreate team.
  4. Choose Class
  5. Create your Team name and description, your Team name should clearly indicate which class it is for.
  6. When you're done, select Create.

Create channels for each class period

To reduce the amount of clutter you will get in your Team it is recommended that you create a private channel for each period.
Create period channel
  1. Go to the team you want to create the private channel for and select More options More options button >Add channel iconAdd channel.
  2. Enter a name and description for your channel.
  3. Under Privacy, select the down arrow on the right, and then choose Private – Specific teammates have access.
  4. Select Create to add the private channel to the team.

Restrict the General channel to teachers only

  1. Select More options More options button next to the channel name.
  2. Choose Manage Channel
  3. Select Only owners can post messages, and the option will automatically save

Invite your students

Using a link to team

  1. Go to the team name in the teams list and click More options More options button > Get a link to the team
  2. Select Copy and the link will be saved to your clipboard
  3. Share your link, once your students have clicked on the link you will need to approve their request
  4. Go to the team name in the teams list and click More options More options button > Manage Team
  5. Choose the Pending Requests tab and approve your students' requests
Using the Add Member option
  1. Go to the team name in the teams list and click More options More options button > Add member
  2. You will need to type your student's names individually into the search box.
  3. When you're done adding your students, select Add.

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