Configure Your Canvas Course and Sync with Microsoft Teams


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.  

Canvas and Microsoft have teamed up to provide a more feature-rich integration between the two tools, and allows for easier access to Teams from within Canvas.  Here is how you turn on Teams in your Canvas course.  Note: with this integration, the Office of Information Technology will no longer be creating Class Teams. You must use this process to have a Class Team attached to your course.

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Turning on the Teams LTI and Sync

  1. Log in to Canvas and access your course.
  2. In the course navigation, click on Settings.

  3. Next, click on the Integrations tab.

  4. Here you will see Microsoft Sync, and the state of the sync turned off.  Click the X under state to turn it on.  You will see a dialog confirming you have turned it on.  If you click the down arrow, you will see the status of your sync. 

  5. Course synchronization only occurs when enrollment changes (someone leaves the class or is new in the class), or when you click Sync Now.  Click Sync Now to manually sync your course the first time.  The status will change and tell you the sync is running.  This process can take from 2 minutes to 20 minutes.

  6. This will create a new Team with the Course ID as the name.  Once the sync has completed, you need to Activate your Team for students to see it.  When you access your Team for the first time, you will see the banner across the top prompting you to Activate the Team.  You can set up your Team before you activate it, but you can't schedule Teams Channel meetings until you click activate.
  7. In the Course Navigation menu, click Microsoft Team.  It will launch Teams in Canvas and ask you login.  Login with your falconnet email address and password, just as you would to your email or Teams outside of Canvas.
  8. Now, you will see your Class Team.

  9. Click on your Team to access it.  Once you click on the Team, it will open a new web browser window and attempt to either open Teams, or open the Team in the browser window.  Once you have the Team open, click on the Activate button.  Once you do this, your Class Team is now active for your students to see in Teams and Canvas.

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