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Microsoft Teams - User Guide
Microsoft Teams - Scheduling a Teams Meeting
Selecting the Right Tool For Your Remote Meeting
Microsoft Teams - Joining a Teams Meeting on the Web
Microsoft Teams - Joining a Teams Meeting With the Teams Desktop Application
Microsoft Teams - Teams Meeting Controls
1. Enter your full UWGB credentials and select "Sign In."
2. Validate with Duo.
Starting a One-on-One Chat
1. Selected the
2. Enter in the person’s name, compose your message in the box at the bottom of the chat.
1. To open your , select " beneath the box where you type your message.
2. When you're ready, select "Send." This starts the chat.
Starting a Group Chat
1. Start the chat the same way you start a one-on-one chat.
2. Select the down arrow to the far right of the field and type a name for the chat in the field.
3. Type the names of the people you’d like to add in the field.
To start a meeting, do one of the following:
1. Choose one of the following.
1. Select the video camera icon in a new conversation.
2. Select the video camera icon an existing conversation to keep all that conversation’s context.
2. Then, in your video preview, enter a name for the meeting and select "Meet now."
Select the names of the team members you want to invite to the meeting. You can also type a phone number for those outside your organization.
Join from Calendar
1. In Teams:
1. Select " on the left side of the app to see your meetings.
2. Locate the meeting you want, and then select "."
2. Teams will open a page where you can preview your video and configure audio and video settings. When you are ready to enter the meeting, select the "Join now" button in the video preview window.
***NOTE: If someone else starts the meeting, you'll get a notification you can use to join.***
Join from Chat
If the meeting has already begun, it appears in your recent chat list. Select the meeting in your chat list and then select "Join" at the top of the chat.
There are two ways to schedule a meeting within Teams:
Select the Schedule a meeting icon in a chat to book a meeting with the people in the chat.
1. Navigate to Calendar on the left side of the app.
2. Select "New meeting" in the top right corner.
Fill out the Date, Time, Attendees, and Title of the meeting and select "Save." This will close the scheduling form and send an invite to everyone's Outlook inbox.
Invite People Outside your Organization
Teams lets you invite people outside your organization, including those who don't have a Teams license. You'll need their full email address to invite them.
1. Navigate to where it says Add required attendees.
***NOTE: If anyone is an optional attendee, select Optional instead.
2. Type the person's full email address.
3. Select "Invite."
They'll receive an email with a link to the meeting.
For more information on scheduling meetings, navigate to the following KB: Microsoft Teams - Scheduling a Teams Meeting.
1. Go to your chat list, and select the New chat icon to start a new conversation.
2. Type the name or names into the To field at the top of your new chat.
3. Then select the Video call icon or Audio call icon to start a call.
***NOTE: Up to 20 people can be on the same video call.***
There are multiple ways to access and manage notifications. To further customize your notification settings:
1. To access the Notifications settings:
1. Select the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
2. Select "Settings."
3. Select "Notifications."
From there you can fine-tune what notifications you receive and where those notifications show up.
In activity on the left side of Teams, select More options on a notification. From the menu, you can mark a notification as read or unread. You can also turn on or off notifications for a specific channel if you want.
You have a couple of options when it comes to personalizing your notifications. Quickly, Teams gives you the options to:
Receive notifications on your desktop and within the app for all activity
Receive notifications only for specific mentions or replies
A customized experience where you specifically choose when and with what information you get notified about
Additionally, you can quickly edit specific notification heavy features of Teams like chats and meetings
Stop Email Notifications
Now you can set the type of notifications you want for each type of activity on Teams. If you don't want any emails, make sure all activity types are set otherwise.
1. In the Notifications settings, select the dropdown menu next to Missed activity emails and set the notifications to "Off."
Keep Notifications in the App
Select "Only show in feed." This means all notifications will be sent to your activity feed, which you can find at the top left corner of Teams. The app will still show notifications on your desktop taskbar, but no pop-up will show.
Get Notified of All Activity in App and on Desktop
Select "Banner and feed" and you’ll receive notifications as both a desktop notification and as an alert in your activity feed.