Office 365, Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is available for all campus customers eligible for Office 365.
About Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that supports:
- Threaded, persistent conversations
- Instant messaging
- File storage
- Audio and video conferencing
Who Can Use Teams
Microsoft Teams has been enabled for anyone eligible for Office 365, including all active University faculty, staff, and students.
Getting Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams has applications for Window, MacOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. Teams can be downloaded from https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads. You can download Teams for iOS from the Apple App Store and for Android from the Google Play Store.
The web version of Teams is supported with the latest versions Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. This can be accessed from the Office 365 portal by logging into http://office.illinois.edu and clicking on the Teams icon.
Once in the web client for Teams, you will be provided with an opportunity to download the client for your operating system. Newer versions of the Office 365 desktop bundle may already include the Teams desktop application.
Learning Microsoft Teams
There is a Help button in the web, Windows, and MacOS versions of Teams. It is in the lower left-hand corner of the window. Here you will find links to help topics and training.
You can find a collection of Microsoft Teams training training resources is available on the web in Office 365, Microsoft Teams Training .
3rd Party and Additional Services
Teams is compatible with a vast catalog of paid and free applications authored by 3rd party providers. These are located within Teams by clicking on the ellipsis icon (...) and searching for an Application.
All Free and Paid Applications are optional. Individuals are responsible for any licenses or fees related to the use of these applications. The Technology Services Help Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org) will attempt to provide general assistance for Microsoft Teams optional applications. Specific questions about the functionality of these applications should be directed to the application provider.
Accessibility in Microsoft Teams
Information on using Microsoft Teams with a screen reader can be found at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-a-screen-reader-to-explore-and-navigate-microsoft-teams-47614fb0-a583-49f6-84da-6872223e74a0.