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.)
Interactive online sessions (e.g. seminars)
See How to make online interactive sessions available to students for advice on general advice on procedures to follow, and a feature comparison between Teams and Collaborate.
- 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
- Index of Microsoft Teams guides on this site
- 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.