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2024


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Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Getting Started (Live Online using MS Teams)
Beginners


Description

Need to get up to speed with Teams? Then join us in this friendly, slow-paced, introductory session to learn how to get up and running and provide an opportunity to get a hands on and in-depth insight into Teams. Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate. See System requirements below for more information.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

If you prefer a quick overview of Teams then consider joining the Fast Track Live Online or In Person Face to Face course instead.

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Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered

About Teams

  • Signing into Teams
  • Switching Views
  • Join an Existing Team
  • View a List of Members on a Team
  • Owners, Members & Guests

Conversations and Posts

  • Post and Read Messages
  • Target Specific People with @mentions
  • Edit and Delete Messages
  • React to Messages and Bookmark Messages
  • Forward an Email to a Channel Conversation
  • Use Chats for Private Messages 1:1 and Group
  • Use the Search Tool to Find Messages, Files or People

Notifications and Status

  • Set up Notifications Effectively
  • Set your Status Message
  • Use Do Not Disturb Efficiently

Files - Sharing and Collaborating

  • Share Files
  • Edit and Collaborate on Files

Further help

  • Q&As
  • Installing on your mobile phone
  • Microsoft’s online video training
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Help from within the UIS Teams desktop application
Objectives
  • Understand Teams, Channels and an overview of what is possible in the application
  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Collaborate with colleagues. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
Format
  • Presentation, demonstration and practical activities
System requirements
  • Installed Microsoft Teams app.
  • It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser.
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
  • It's advisable to make a test call in advance of the session.
  • The course will start promptly at the time shown but will be open up to 15 minutes beforehand should you wish to check your audio and visual setup or meet your instructor.
Notes
  • The course will be taught using Microsoft Teams
  • Course files can be downloaded here
Duration
  • One half day session
Frequency
  • Termly
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