Collaborating with MS Teams
Before you get started using Microsoft Teams it is critical to know its role and purpose in the context of your unit. It is important that the collaborative learning task supports the purpose for using Microsoft Teams. If you need some inspiration, please visit When would I use Microsoft Teams?
Creating a team
- Type of team – before you get started you need to decide which team type you will collaborate using. It is recommended that you use Class so you can access Classroom OneNote or other if you are not interested in using OneNote in your unit.
- Roles and purposes – outlines the difference between owners, members, guests.
- Teams versus channels – common misconception of the different terminology.
- Add members to a team – this shows you how to add members and guests to a team. Please note, if you would like to invite a ‘guest’ you can; this is a member from outside Deakin University.
- Find or join a team – there are many different Teams already in existence that you may wish to search for and join.
- Show or hide a team or channel – customise your workspace to reflect what you want to see.
- Moderate roles and settings – by default, everyone can post, react and reply to non-private channels. If you want to manage this, you can determine what permissions individuals have.
Communicating in Microsoft Teams
Whether you want to send a message to a channel or create an announcement, this set of resources will walk you through it.
- Create and format a post – want to get started by posting a message in the channel but need to know more about formatting?
- Create an announcement – sometimes you need a message to stand out; with a headline and an image.
- Send a message to a channel – this will show how to send a message to a channel in teams.
- Post to multiple channels – if you need to share an announcement across multiple teams, rather than post in individual channels, you can post the same message to multiple teams and channels.
- One-on-one and team chat – get started with one on one or group chat.
- Private chat with one person – how to start chats and make audio calls.
- Make some files ‘Read-only’ – use this when you would like students to have ‘read-only’ access to files.