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Teams Online Meetings

What is Microsoft Teams?

Teams is a collaboration and communication platform by Microsoft. You will find Teams most useful for working collaboratively on group projects - but your Module Leader may choose to run some online classes, small group teaching or even individual consultations using Teams.

The following video gives you a great insight into how to use the Teams application to join a meeting, and then adjust your controls once in attendance.


Can I practice using Teams before my first class?

We highly recommend installing Microsoft Teams and using it as a communication and collaboration tool.

Download the Quickstart Guide to learn how to get started, and use the Teams Interactive Demo or Teams Video Training page to see for yourself how the interface works.

When you've downloaded the app, schedule a meeting with a classmate to learn how to join a meeting and use the various functions, or make a test call yourself to learn how to enable your video and audio.

What features do Teams meetings have?

Teams meetings offer a dynamic and collaborative environment with features such as flexible viewing options, file sharing, and text chat for effective communication. Participants can engage through various means, including raising hands, utilising breakout rooms, and collectively keeping meeting notes for a comprehensive collaborative experience.

Is there an app?

You can use Teams via a browser or for a faster experience you can install the Teams app on your device. Visit Microsoft's page to download the desktop and mobile applications.

How will I join my online class?

The most likely route to join an online class or meeting will be by selecting the Calendar icon in the Teams application where you will find the meeting invitation and a "Join" button to participate. Your Module Leader might also share other ways of joining the class in the module area in Minerva.


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