Stay connected with Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and integration with Office 365 services.

MS Teams is a great tool for working remotely, and it's available to all CSUCI faculty and staff for free. 

Key features in Microsoft Teams:

  • Chat: the "Chat" section enables real-time chat/instant messaging with campus colleagues, both individually and in groups. Direct messages allow users to send private messages to a specific user rather than a group of people.
  • Teams: The "Teams" function allows communities, groups, or teams to join through a specific URL or invitation sent by a team administrator or owner. Users can create teams to facilitate collaboration.
  • Channels: Within a team, members can set up channels. Channels are topics of conversation that allow team members to communicate without the use of email or group SMS (texting). Users can reply to posts with text as well as images and GIFs.
  • Meetings: meetings in Teams can be scheduled or created ad-hoc and users visiting the channel will be able to see that a meeting is currently in progress. Teams also has a plugin for Microsoft Outlook to invite others into a Teams meeting
  • Video conferencing is built-in to the Teams platform



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