Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration-centered workspace solution. It allows you and your group to share documents, chat, and have instant video meetings. Teams brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place to allow for a seamless collaboration work flow. CSB/SJU Students, staff and faculty have access to Teams through their CSB/SJU network accounts.

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ACCESSING MICROSOFT TEAMS ONLINE

Teams can be easily accessed from any device with an internet connection.

  • Browse to https://csbsju.edu.
  • Select Email from the Tools drop-down menu.
  • Tap on the App Launcher (waffle icon) in the top left corner.
  • Select Teams from the list of apps.

ACCESSING MICROSOFT TEAMS FROM TEAMS APPLICATION

Windows

  • Click on the Start Menu.
  • Select Microsoft Teams from the list of applications.

Mac

  • Open the Applications Folder.
  • Select Microsoft Teams from the list of applications.

Mobile

  • Install Microsoft Teams from the Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iPhone).
  • Log in with your CSB/SJU email and network password.

CREATING A NEW TEAM IN MICROSOFT TEAMS


USING MICROSOFT TEAMS AS A BACKUP TO ZOOM

Teams has a video conferencing feature much like Zoom. In case of a Zoom outage, Teams can be used for video conferencing needs, whether it be for a class or meeting. Below are how-to guides and video tutorials on how faculty can start a Teams Chat video meeting, and how students can join that meeting.   


Instructions for Faculty ( How-To Guide


Instructions for Students ( How-To Guide


USING BREAKOUT ROOMS IN MICROSOFT TEAMS

Breakout Rooms are now available in Microsoft Teams. Below are directions to get them setup. 

To see the breakout rooms option, you must turn on the new Teams Meeting experience. 

  • Click on your profile image in Teams
  • Select ' Settings'
  • Check the ' Turn on New Meeting Experience' option within General Settings
  • Restart Microsoft Teams 
  • You can double check that the setting is setup correctly by starting a meeting and verifying that the meeting opens in a new window

Make sure all participants, including the meeting organizer, are using the latest version of Teams. If joining on Android or iOS mobile or tablet, make sure participants go to their App Store and download the latest update. 

As a meeting organizer, join a channel/private scheduled meeting or channel/private Meet Now meeting. Once you are in the meeting you should see the breakout room option next to the raise hand control. 

You must be a meeting organizer to see the breakout room option. Meeting attendees and presenters will not see the breakout room option. 


MICROSOFT TEAMS LIVE EVENT FEATURE

Teams can host webinar-like events utilizing the Live Event Feature. Please note that Teams Live Events can only be scheduled and managed by people with CSB/SJU network accounts.


MICROSOFT TEAMS TRAINING

Training workshops are offered for Microsoft Teams on a regular basis. Check out our Training Workshops web page for more information.