Teams for students
Students can initiate a chat session with other students or staff, but cannot start a voice or video call with other users. If they wish to do this, they need to schedule a Teams meeting and invite users in. This was put in place to prevent students from directly calling lecturers. If a student wants to arrange a voice/video call with a lecturer, they need to schedule a meeting with the lecturer, the lecturer then accepts and joins the meeting. Once in the meeting, they have option of video, screen sharing. Teams is an online platform that allows students to text chat, conduct virtual meetings and share files from anywhere. Students can log onto Teams and access these functionalities as independent users – students are not required to be Team Owners/Members to use Teams.
Further guides from micosoft can be found below:
- Welcome to Microsoft Teams video here.
- How to install Teams on Windows video here.
- How to install Teams on Android video here.
- How to install Teams on Iphone video here.
Teams for staff
Staff who do wish to become Teams Owners (i.e. create a dedicated Team, add/remove members, collaborate), are required to complete the Teams Request Form, where they are asked to nominate two Team Owners and apply an approved Team name. In the case of duplication for requested Teams, ICT Services will alert the requestors of such.
For Staff there is a large section found on the staff intranet with guides and support: Staff guides and support here.