Microsoft Teams is a chat based workspace designed for collaboration between groups - this might be your whole subject cohort, individual module groups or even smaller project groups.
In Teams you can chat with your lecturers and fellow students, share files such as Word documents, Powerpoint Presentations and videos, and join online meetings.
If possible, the best option for using Teams is to download it onto a laptop or PC. This is because the desktop version has wider functionality (a larger number of things that you can do with it).
You can download Teams via the Office 365 portal. This is accessible in MyBeckett.
1. Log in to MyBeckett
2. Find the Library and Student IT card
3. Click on the Access your Email, OneDrive and Office 365 Portal link
4. A new window will open
5. Click on the Leeds Beckett logo on the top left of the screen
6. Click on the Teams icon on the left hand side
7. Select "download the desktop app"
8. Click the download icon in the bottom left of the screen
9. When the download is finished click on the file again to open Teams
You can also download the app onto your mobile device such as a phone or tablet.
Note: as a student you are unable to create a Team, you will need to speak to your lecturer or supervisor who will submit a request to create a Team on your behalf.
Team members can view and add comments in Channels. The @ function can also be used within the conversations to notify a specific member of the team.
Create online meetings using Teams - How do I create a Team Meeting?
Joining a scheduled Teams meeting in a browser (such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari) is similar to joining in the desktop app. You can join via a link in an email or via the Teams calendar.
The simplest way to join a scheduled Teams meeting on a mobile device such as a phone or tablet is via the Teams calendar.
Microsoft include a number of tools to help meet the needs of people with different abilities. An overview of the Accessibility features can be found on their web page: