Microsoft Teams: Adding or Removing Individuals from 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 team in conversations or actions and customize the work through adding notes (OneNote and others) and other applications.  

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.

For a more in-depth walk-through with Microsoft Teams, view the Tech Talk video training.

Quickly Adding Individuals to a Team

  1. Navigate to your Team and click on the three dots next to the Team name.  This will open a pop-up menu, click Add Member.

  2. In the text box, begin typing the person's name you want to add to the Team.  The list will populate with matched.  Click on the individual to add, and their name will who up on the line.  You can do more than one at a time.  Once you have everyone you need to add, click Add.

    Note: You can add other instructors by clicking on Teachers and doing the same operation.

  3. Once the individuals are added, you will see a Close button.  Click that, and you are all done!

    Note: You can add and remove members from the Team's settings page as shown below.

Adding to or Removing Individuals from a Team

  1. Navigate to your Team and click on the three dots next to the Team name.  This will open a pop-up menu, click Manage Team.

  2. This will open the Manage Team -> Settings page.  From here, you can click Add Member and follow the instructions above, or click the X to the right of the individual you would like to remove from the Team.

  3. Repeat until you are done.  That's it!


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Thu 1/28/21 10:34 AM