Learn About Teams
- Teams Quick Start Guide
- Video training including quick start, setting up and customizing a team, collaborating in teams and channels, managing meetings, and more.
- Free instructor-led training to get started, run effective meetings, explore teams and channels, and learn to use apps.
- Microsoft Teams Help and Learning provides written documentation for Teams and its features.
If you want to interact with others who are using Teams while getting some practice, join Cornell's Teams Q&A.
Microsoft Teams is available through Cornell's Office 365 and helps university faculty, students, and staff chat, meet, and collaborate
Because it's part of Microsoft Office 365, Teams has features to reduce the number of steps needed to connect to the people, places, and files you use most often.
Install the Teams App
- Cornell staff with centrally managed computers can install Teams from Software Center (Windows) or Self Service (macOS).
- Teams for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac may be downloaded from Microsoft.
Creating a New Team
When creating a team, be sure to choose team type of Other, the most flexible team type.
Every team should have at least two owners so that someone will be able to administer it if one owner leaves Cornell.
Collaborate Outside Cornell
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 how to add a guest, and how they will see the invitation. If the guest doesn't already have a Microsoft account they can use to sign in, they will be asked to create one, as with guest access to other Office 365 services like SharePoint Online.
Use Teams through Microsoft Office 365
To access Teams through a web browser:
- Visit outlook.cornell.edu and sign in with your NetID and password if asked.
- Click the app launcher in the upper left (icon containing nine squares).
- If Teams is in the list of suggested apps, click it, or if it isn't, click All apps and select it from that list.
- If the desktop app is suggested and you want to proceed in the browser, click Use the web app instead.
- Microsoft provides general information about Teams features.
- Microsoft also provides documentation about accessibility support for Teams.
- Microsoft offers free, live, instructor-led training sessions for Microsoft Teams on a variety of subjects.