Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. Teams gives departments the ability to work together and share information via a common space. Other features include document collaboration, one-on-one chat, and team chat.
CCSU IT is moving towards using Teams for all campus departments. The first step will be to move from the traditional netshares (S:\ and U:\) to Teams for file sharing. All campus departments now have a Team in Microsoft Teams.
Teams can be used with your students. They do not need to be a member of a Team to use the chat or online meeting functionality.
How to Access:
Microsoft Teams is installed on all CCSU-owned computers (Windows and Mac). You may also access Teams online at https://office.ccsu.edu.
How to Request:
IT has created departmental Teams and they are now available to you.
Teams for a project or special assignment - log into the IT Service Request system with your BlueNet username and password. Search for the request form "Microsoft Teams Request"
Teams for a class - log into the IT Service Request system with your BlueNet username and password. Search for the request form "Coursework Microsoft Teams Request" (formerly Coursework V: Netshare). More information about Teams for classes:
- Students do not need to a member of a Team to use the online meetings or chat feature of Teams, those features are there for all accounts. A faculty member should only request a Team for their class if they are going to use other features such as shared files and shared OneNote notebooks.
- If you only need to share files, you may want to use OneDrive as a replacement for the Course V netshare (if you don't plan to use all the features of Teams), see Teams or OneDrive as a Coursework V Drive Replacement.
- Our version of Teams does not currently support the full "education class" functionality (features such as assignments, gradebook and class notebook). You may set up file sharing and create shared notebooks yourself, see the links below for instructions.
- When you request a coursework Team, the roster is uploaded as of the time of your request. Any changes during add/drop will need to be made by you, see the instrucitons below for adding and removing members of a Team.
- Online Training Materials: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/enduser-training
- Hyflex Classroom with Teams Training Materials: https://www2.ccsu.edu/servicecatalog/?id=325
- For Students By Students: Watch a video on how to join a Teams class meeting from a student point of view.
- Syncing/mapping a Teams OneDrive folder (Windows): https://www.ccsu.edu/it/itservices/files/SyncTeamsFolder.pdf
- Syncing/mapping a Teams folder (Mac): https://support.office.com/en-us/article/sync-files-with-onedrive-on-mac-os-x-d11b9f29-00bb-4172-be39-997da46f913f#bkmk_syncsp
- Using Teams to Conduct Online Meetings: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/meetings-in-teams-e0b0ae21-53ee-4462-a50d-ca9b9e217b67
- Large Gallery View in Meetings (see up to 49 people): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/get-a-preview-of-new-meeting-features-04533e91-3203-4530-a1c0-8f77c0731699
- Breakout Rooms: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/breakout-rooms-generally-available-today-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1968481
- Adding or Removing users in Teams: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-members-to-a-team-in-teams-aff2249d-b456-4bc3-81e7-52327b6b38e9
- Hardware requirements for Teams: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/hardware-requirements-for-the-teams-app
- Teams Files Collaboration Training Recording -- November 2020
- Syncing Files and Collaborating in Teams