Articles on using Teams and the different Apps within.

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Creating a Microsoft Teams Meeting Link in Canvas Course Module

Here is a quick overview of creating a single, or recurring Microsoft Teams meeting in the Canvas LTI, and other alternatives.

Edit Documents out of Microsoft Teams with Track Changes

Learn how to use Word's track changes feature within share Teams documents.

Installing the Teams Plug-In for Outlook

Microsoft Teams is an easy way to pull together a group to share, collaborate and communicate in one central location without the use of phone calls that take time away from our day or emails that can easily get buried.  From directly within Teams we can bring everyone together to share information, securely edit files live and at the same time, bring together Microsoft Office 365 apps (OneDrive, OneNote, Planner, Forms, etc) and third-party apps and websites in one place, tag members of the tea

Microsoft Teams: Accessing Meeting Recordings from OneDrive

Microsoft Teams no longer automatically uploads videos to Stream, instead, it saves them to your OneDrive. Here is how you access the videos, and how you can upload them to Stream or share them from OneDrive.

Microsoft Teams: Activating Your Microsoft Class Team

Each semester, the Office of Information Technology will be automatically creating, and populating your Class Teams for you.

Here is a quick overview of getting started with your Class Team.

Microsoft Teams: Adding or Removing Individuals from a Team

Each semester, the Office of Information Technology will be automatically creating and populating your Class Teams for you.  However, while we can automatically add individuals, we cannot remove them.  This article will help you add missing individuals, and remove those who have dropped your course.

Microsoft Teams: Breakout Rooms Systems Specifications for Organizers and Attendees

This article will detail the system specifications for organizers and attendees of Teams Breakout Rooms.

Microsoft Teams: Chat Missing from Teams Meeting for an Attendee

There are times that an attendee will report not seeing the chat bubble, or having any access to the in-meeting chat.  This is an issue on the attendee's device or with their internet connection.  There are various reasons that the chat function can be missing for someone in a meeting. Here are some steps to help troubleshoot the issue.

Microsoft Teams: Check Version and Updates

The Office of Information Technology recommends using the most up-to-date version of Teams for all Teams activities.  Even though the Teams Desktop application will update itself, sometimes you might find that it is slow to update.  Here is how you force Teams to check for, and apply updates.

Microsoft Teams: Clearing the Teams Cache (Windows Desktop Application Only)

From time to time, the local Teams cache becomes corrupted and needs to be cleared.  Here is that process.

Microsoft Teams: Creating a Virtual Office

It is important that we continue to meet with our students regularly, whether they are on-campus or remote.  We can create a virtual office with office hours through a few steps, and settins changes - and have a consistent link for students to use when they need to meet with you virtually. This article helps you create a Virtual Office in Teams for Virtual Office Hours.

Microsoft Teams: Creating and Managing a Team

Microsoft Teams is an easy way to pull together a group to share, collaborate and communicate in one central location without the use of phone calls that take time away from our day or emails that can easily get buried.  From directly within Teams we can bring everyone together to share information, securely edit files live and at the same time, bring together Microsoft Office 365 apps (OneDrive, OneNote, Planner, Forms, etc) and third-party apps and websites in one place, tag members of the tea

Microsoft Teams: Downloading an Attendance Report

Microsoft Teams now allows for the easy downloading of attendance reports from meetings of all types. Here is a quick overview of how to download an attendance report from a Teams Meeting.

Microsoft Teams: Features by Platform (Windows, MacOS, Web Browser, Apple iOS, Android)

You can access Microsoft Teams on many different platforms.  These include Microsoft Windows, Apple's MacOS, Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android (phone/tablet), and web browsers (we recommend Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge).  Because there are several different ways to use Teams, this link should help figure out if the platform you are using is capable of doing what you are trying to do.

Microsoft Teams: How many people can participate in a meeting, chat, Team, or call?

Teams is dynamic and can host a large number of participants. Here are the current limits to participation in different Teams activities.

Microsoft Teams: Installing Teams on a CCC Classroom Computer

You may find that you are on an instructor station computer that does not have Microsoft Teams installed, or cannot find the Teams icon on the Desktop.  Here is how you update or install Teams on the computer you are using in a classroom.  Because Microsoft Teams is an individualized application, the Office of Information Technology can no longer pre-install Teams on these shared computers. Remember: In a pinch, you can log in to https://office.com, click on Teams to access Teams from a browser.

Microsoft Teams: Issue Sharing Screen on MacOS

Individuals with Apple computers running MacOS later than 10.12 might encounter issues sharing their screen if they missed a key question when installing Teams, or if that question was not asked by the system for one reason or another (we have seen both behaviors).  To fix this issue with Teams (and any other application that shares your screen to someone else), you need to enable screen recording for Teams (or the application in question). Here is how you do that.

Microsoft Teams: Join a Teams Meeting without a Cedar Crest account

Microsoft Teams is a great way to hold online meetings, events, and discussions.  There are times that you may want to invite individuals without Microsoft Teams accounts.  Here are instructions for how they will join your Teams meeting.

Microsoft Teams: Launching Teams from a Web Browser

If necessary, you can launch Microsoft Teams from either Edge or Chrome web browsers and still have many of the same features that the desktop client application has.  While we recommend the desktop client, the web browser version can function in a pinch.  Here is how you do that.

Microsoft Teams: Presenting a PowerPoint

Here is a quick overview of how to share PowerPoint in Teams effectively.

Microsoft Teams: Quick Connect to Microsoft Teams in Classrooms or College-Owned Computers

Here is a quick overview of getting into Teams from a college-owned computer.

Microsoft Teams: Recording and Sharing Video

Within Microsoft Teams, recording things for your own private use is easy, fast, and a great way to archive videos for your own use.  Here are our suggestions on the best way to make recordings, and use them in other places (classes, editing, etc).

Microsoft Teams: Setting Meeting Options in Teams Meetings

Setting options in Microsoft Teams meetings is an important step to making sure you have the most control over the meeting while it is in progress.

Microsoft Teams: Sharing Content (Desktop, Presentation, Browser) in a Teams Meeting

Here is a quick overview of how to share the content (PowerPoint, Whiteboard, videos, desktop, etc) you wish to share with others in a Teams meeting.

Microsoft Teams: Sharing Files from within a Team

Microsoft Teams is an easy way to pull together a group to share, collaborate and communicate in one central location without the use of phone calls that take time away from our day or emails that can easily get buried.  From directly within Teams we can bring everyone together to share information quickly, and easily. There are multiple ways to share files from within a Team to those who need access to those files.

Microsoft Teams: Turning on the New Meeting Experience

Within Teams, there are a number of options for meetings.  Some of the newer features (Large Gallery, 3x3, All Together Now, and more) are only available if you turn on the New Meeting Experience in Teams.  Here is how you turn on New Meeting Experience, and what's is different about it!

Microsoft Teams: Using Breakout Rooms (General)

Microsoft Teams is an easy way to pull together a group to share, collaborate and communicate in one central location without the use of phone calls that take time away from our day or emails that can easily get buried. This article will show how to create and use breakout rooms in Teams.

Quickstart: Using Microsoft Teams for Collaboration

Microsoft Teams is an easy way to pull together a group to share, collaborate and communicate in one central location without the use of phone calls that take time away from our day or emails that can easily get buried.  From directly within Teams we can bring everyone together to share information, securely edit files live and at the same time, bring together Microsoft Office 365 apps (OneDrive, OneNote, Planner, Forms, etc) and third-party apps and websites in one place, tag members of the tea

Shifts - Adding Availability Mobile Directions

Directions on adding your availability in the Team's Shifts app.

Shifts - Requesting Open Shifts

Directions on how to request to work an open shift.

Teams Live Events: Bring a Presenter

Microsoft Teams Live Events is a great way to present to a large audience when you do not want direct interaction with the attendees.  Teams Live Events are great for presenting to those both internally, and externally -- and have internal and external (guest) presenters get their message across.  Sometimes you may be called upon to be a Presenter at a Teams Live Event.  This might be to present content, be a speaker, or moderate the Q&A.  Here is how you navigate the duties of a Presenter.

Teams Live Events: Planning and Scheduling a Teams Live Event

Microsoft Teams Live Events is a tool similar to GoToWebinar that allows for a presenter or series of presenters to share information with a large group of people (up to 10,000).

Teams Live Events: Request Production of a Live Event

Microsoft Teams Live Events is a great way to present to a large audience when you do not want direct interaction with the attendees.  Teams Live Events are great for presenting to those both internally, and externally -- and have internal and external (guest) presenters get their message across.   In order to assist the campus community produce live events, the Office of Information Technology has a request form that needs to be filled out at least three weeks before the event.

Teams Live Events: Using Guest Presenters in Teams Live Events

Microsoft Teams Live Events is a great way to present to a large audience (up to 10,000 people) when you do not want direct interaction with the attendees.  Teams Live Events are great for presenting to those both internally, and externally -- and have internal and external (guest) presenters get their message across.  The method for allowing those outside of our organization to present is not as simple as inviting them to the Live Event.  Here are the steps.

Teams: Troubleshooting Issues with Guests Connecting to Meetings

Microsoft Teams is an easy way to pull together a group to share, collaborate and communicate in one central location without the use of phone calls that take time away from our day or emails that can easily get buried.  Teams is a great platform to hold meetings with both Cedar Crest constituents and those from outside the College.  However, there are times that guests can encounter issues connecting to Teams Meetings or Live Events

Using Classroom Speakers and Audio in Microsoft Teams

Using Teams in our classrooms can sometimes require settings to be changed to meet your class needs.  This article will help you pipe sound through the speakers in the classroom if you are not hearing it currently.  Please try the sound before changing any settings.​​​​​​​

Using the Microsoft Teams Meeting Add-In for Outlook

Using the Teams plug-in in Outlook can be a great assistant when scheduling Teams meetings.