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.
If you would like to use Teams for a project or special assignment, please complete the Microsoft Teams Request form.
If you would like to use Teams for a class, please complete the Coursework Microsoft Teams Request (formerly Coursework V: Netshare). Please note, our version of Teams does not currently support the full "education class" functionality (features such as gradebook and class notebook). You may set up file sharing and create shared notebooks yourself, see the links below for instructions.
Note: 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.
The tentative timeline for deployment of Teams: April - August: Migrate S drive files and provide training.
Online Training Materials: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/enduser-training
*NEW* For Students By Students: Watch a video on how to join a Teams class meeting from a student point of view.
Instructions for syncing/mapping a Teams OneDrive folder (Windows): https://www.ccsu.edu/it/itservices/files/SyncTeamsFolder.pdf
Instructions for 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
Click here to see the training document given out at the campus training sessions.
Hardware requirements for Teams: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/hardware-requirements-for-the-teams-app