Microsoft Teams is available for all staff and students at the University.
It can be used in some teaching and learning situations to complement Blackboard:
- for one-to-one meeting with students and academic tutorials – see MS Teams: Online meetings
- as a webinar solution for teaching and learning, that allows for automatic captioning. For a webinar solution that allows breakout groups, please use Blackboard Collaborate. (Support guides.)
- For collaborative working and group activity or projects.
- to record simple ad hoc screencasts – see MS Teams: Making a recording
- to provide student access to videos stored in Microsoft Stream – see Using Microsoft Stream to share video content
How to request a Team
You can then add
- any other staff who need to be able to access or manage the Team
- any students who need to be members of the Team.
There are only 2 roles you can allocate in Teams, Owner and Member: Find out more about what these roles can do in this Microsoft article: Assign team owners and members in Microsoft Teams.
How to use Teams
- Advice from DTS: Communicating with Teams
- University of Reading guidelines for using Microsoft Teams
- Office 365 – Hints and Tips: Tutorial videos from the Digital Technology Services Cloud Team
- Microsoft’s own website provide guides and screencast tutorials: Microsoft Teams help & learning
- LinkedIn Learning provides online courses e.g. Microsoft Teams Essential Training
LinkedIn Learning also has a useful collection of resources: How to make the most out of Microsoft Teams.