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  • Core Features

    • Chat is one of the central components of Microsoft Teams. More lightweight than email and well suited for a quick interaction, it can also easily lead into an audio or video call, or sharing...
    • When you're having a conversation in Teams, rich formatting, files, and other features are at your fingertips.  [[{"fid":"12765","view_mode":"wysiwyg","fields":{"format":"wysiwyg...
    • Teams can be created by Cornell faculty and staff. Students can be added or join and participate in teams, but can't create them. You can add a guest from outside Cornell. Teams and...
    • If you'd like the benefit of full-featured note-taking in a Microsoft Teams channel, you can add a OneNote notebook. Everyone in the channel will be able to view and make edits, or in the case of...
    • You can recognize someone in a Teams chat or channel for an achievement, leadership, being a problem solver or a team player, or several other categories. It's done using the Praise feature,...
    • Faculty and staff can use Workday to edit the way their name will appear in email messages and other campus systems.
    • Tasks by Planner and To Do provides collaborative, visual task management for teams. The service makes use of drag-and-drop organization of task cards that can have associated assignees...
    • Meeting organizers can create breakout rooms in a Microsoft Teams meeting. Breakout rooms let attendees separate into small groups during a meeting. The rooms can be opened and closed multiple...

    Extend Teams with Apps and Integrations

    • Extend your team's effectiveness and efficiency by adding apps to your teams and channels. Integrations with outside services and other parts of Office 365 centralize your efforts in Teams while...
    • The Bookings app in Microsoft Teams allows the scheduling of virtual appointments. Schedulers can manage multiple department and staff calendars, as well as communications with...
    • The Box for Microsoft Teams integration lets you access and share work stored in Cornell Box through the Microsoft Teams interface. You can share and access Box content directly...
    • Microsoft Forms in Teams is available to Cornell faculty and staff. If you would like to include surveys, quizzes, or polls in one of your teams, Microsoft Forms may provide what you're...
    • Shifts is a schedule management tool that integrates with Microsoft Teams. It allows the construction of team schedules and a variety of interactions, such as team members trading shifts...
    • Microsoft Whiteboard can be added as a tab to a Teams channel. Add a whiteboard the same way you’d add most tabs: Click + (Add a tab). Select Whiteboard...
    • Who is an app for Microsoft Teams that provides information about your colleagues at Cornell. Once it's set up, questions to the bot that powers Who will tell you the person's...
    • If you or your unit participate in discussions in Cornell Yammer, you can install an app to access it right through Teams.  See Microsoft's instructions for adding a Yammer page to...
    • Zoom's app for Microsoft Teams allows you to: Start, schedule, and join Zoom meetings from your Team space. Access functionality from the Zoom meetings tab or by using...

    Guidelines and Recommendations

    • Teams is primarily a collaboration tool. It delivers the greatest benefit when it can bring together, and support coordination of, everyone who has something to contribute to a given...
    • Two common needs for teams and channels are when groups need to have discussions and share resources because: They are in the same area of the organization They are in...
    • There are no restrictions on the names of teams and channels in Cornell Teams, other than: Certain words and terms aren't accepted because they're in the system as...
    • If you have an important file you want to share in Teams, but also keep over the long term, use Box, SharePoint, or OneDrive for Business to store it. Teams are archived after six months of...

    Organized Conversation, Files, and Tasks

    • You can add an external guest to a team, allowing you to coordinate, communicate, and plan with vendors, contractors, and other outside collaborators. Learn more about:  ...
    • Teams' features make it easier to find conversations, files, and notes relating to a specific effort. It saves time you might otherwise spend hunting for that one thing you know you saw, but can't...
    • Microsoft To Do, Planner, and Teams, available through Cornell's Office 365, can help you collect personal tasks, tasks in your email inbox, and group tasks. Microsoft To Do Microsoft...

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