Microsoft Teams meetings


What are Teams meetings?

Teams meetings are a video-conferencing platform used for a variety of scenarios: 

  • live interactive sessions online  
  • online seminars and tutorials  
  • group work 
  • meeting for oral assessment
  • a meeting for events and societies 

See the Microsoft video tour of Teams meetings for a quick orientation before meeting peers or lecturers online.

? Not all live interactive sessions are delivered via Teams meetings (for example, your lecturer may be using Blackboard Collaborate instead of Teams meetings). If you are unsure which platform will be used, please enquire with your lecturer or ask a question via the University RISIS portal.

Getting started with Teams meetings:

  • Some of the following links point to Microsoft’s own Teams help & learning guides. In some cases, features listed on the official Microsoft support site may not currently be available for university Teams accounts.
  • Microsoft is frequently improving Teams, so the exact functionality described in our own guides may have changed. If you spot guides which need to be updated, please alert us by logging a ticket through the Service Desk.
  • If making a Teams meeting recording, see the University policy recorded sessions – legal guidance.

If your lecturer is using Teams meetings for timetabled sessions (i.e. live interactive sessions online), the meeting link will be displayed in your Blackboard module. See ‘How do I join live interactive sessions online?' and ask you lecturer if you cannot locate your meeting links in Blackboard *You may wish to copy Teams meeting links into your University Outlook calendar as a reminder.

When clicking on a Teams meeting joining link, you will be asked how you would like to join (via the Teams app or browser).

Participating in Teams meetings:

Things to do before participating in your first Teams meetings: 

How to get the most from a Teams meeting  

Using Teams meeting for groupwork and presentation recordings:

Option 1: You can use Teams to schedule meetings with students outside of live teaching. Schedule a meeting from the Teams calendar or schedule a Teams meeting from Outlook. Once scheduled, you can Invite people to a meeting 

Option 2: Alternatively, your lecturer may have requested a Teams space for ongoing group work and collaborative projects between students. Invite other students to join the Team space and meet in the Team space channel.

Team spaces offers a variety of group work features:

Troubleshooting and Help:

Need help? If you need support please use IT Self Service Portal to contact us.

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