Student Support

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.

Microsoft Teams video training

Downloading the Teams App

  1. Go to the App Store
  2. Search for “Teams”
  3. Choose the app that says “Microsoft Teams” with Hub for teamwork under it.
  4. Click on “Get”
  5. Provide your Apple ID and password
  6. App will appear when download is complete
  7. Open app and sign in with your university log-in.
  8. Follow on-screen prompts.
  1. Go to the Play Store
  2. Search for “Teams”
  3. Choose the app that says “Microsoft Teams” with Hub for teamwork under it.
  4. Click on “Get”
  5. Provide your username and password
  6. App will appear when download is complete
  7. Open app and sign in with your university log-in.
  8. Follow on-screen prompts.
  1. Go to  https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads
  2. Click on the “Download Team” button.
  3. Save the executable to your desktop.
  4. Click on the Teams icon that you have saved to your desktop and follow the on-screen prompts to install.

Accessing Teams on the Web

  1. Log-in to my charger.com
  2. Click faculty resources.
  3. Click on office 365 on the right hand side, second to last row.
  4. Click on teams in the apps menu at the top of the screen. 

Creating or joining a Team

  1. Click on the teams button located in the left hand side navigation bar.
  2. You will see all of the teams you are currently part of.
  3. To create a team, click on the “join or create team” button located in the upper right hand corner.
  4. To join a team already created, add your team’s code where it says “join a team with a code.”
  5. To create a new team, click “create a team.”
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts. The last step will prompt you to add members to your team.
  7. To add members after your team has been created, click the three dots (…) next to your team name. Here you can manage your team, add channel, add member, leave the team, edit the team, get link to team, manage tags, and delete the team –> click add member to add new members.

Sidebar Options

The activity button shows a feed on all activity occurring in all of your teams. You can click on each action item on your feed to see anything new that has been added (new files, new posts, etc).

The chat function allows you to chat with individual team members, or groups created by you. To start a new chat:

  1. Click the pen and paper button at the top next to “Microsoft teams” 
  2. Type in the name or names of those you wish to communicate with.
  3. Type your message in the area at the bottom.

To continue a conversation that you were in previously, click on the name of the person you wish to speak with in the recent chat menu on the left hand side.

Click on the teams icon twice to take you to the menu of all of your teams. Click the team you are looking for to open. 

The left hand navigation bar will have different channels for you with different sub-groups. Most teams will only have one channel.

Within each channel, you will see different tabs. Many will only have “Posts” and “Files.”

Posts will allow you to communicate within your group. You can start a new conversation or reply within an existing conversation. To mention someone specifically, type the @ sign before their name.

Files allow you to share files within your team. Each team will have their own settings. Some teams will allow every member to upload new files and some will restrict who can upload. Microsoft allows you to create shared word or excel spread sheets. You can click on the document name and edit those documents. Other documents can be opened and downloaded by clicking the document name.

Additional tabs can be created by clicking the plus sign.

Clicking the calendar will open up your personal calendar. This is linked to your outlook calendar. New meetings can be created from this location.

The files tab allows you to see all the files within all of your teams. When you click files, the first thing you will see are the most recently uploaded files. Clicking Microsoft Teams will show you all the files uploaded into all of your teams. Clicking one-drive will show you all of your files loaded onto your personal one-drive account.

Need Help or Have Questions?

If you have any questions about using or configuring Microsoft Teams or any technical issues logging in, please send an email to help@newhaven.edu.