Using Teams for Chats and Meetings


Install Teams from Software Center




You'll need to restart your computer to finish the install.


You can start chats with one person or multiple people.




To start a new chat, click the New Chat button. You can add anyone from SJSD.




You can change the name of your chats by selecting the edit pen by the chat member names.




In Teams, you'll see three types of chats:

  • One-on-one chats: to connect with people individually.
  • Group chats: to speak with a group of people at the same time.
  • Meeting chats: to ask a question without interrupting the speaker.

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Teams – You can create them, or you will be part of Teams created in Office 365. All of your classes should have a Team already created.




You can share files in a Team or in Chat.



Teams and channels let you and your team share thoughts, organize information, and help bring everyone together in Microsoft Teams:

  • Team: This is a broad group of people who work together to get something done, such as a major company initiative, specialized projects, or just for fun.

Channel: This is a for a specific area within the larger team, such as a channel for design, marketing, or budget to support a team's objective, where people can have focused conversations.
Use a channel to post announcements, hold meetings, share updates, and find files and information.




Explore these tips to get teams and channels to work for you:

  1. Create a team and then create channels.
  2. Add details and decide between these channel types:
    • Standard: Anyone on the team can see this channel.
    • Private: Only invited people can view and access it.
  3. Once you're in a channel, create a post, choose a post type, and format it.
  4. Add an @mention to get someone's or everyone's attention.
  5. Try inserting an image or a file to increase participation among people, and then post it.
  6. If someone shares a file, you can find it under the Filestab in a channel.


Meetings are an essential place where work happens in Microsoft Teams — whether you're engaging an important client or catching up on a group discussion.

There are three parts to a Teams meeting:

  • Before: When you create and send out an invite.
  • During: When everyone meets.
  • After: When people share recaps and action items.

Here are the basics of how to get started with meetings in Teams.

Before a meeting

Create a meeting and discover how to adjust your settings before you join one:

  1. Go to your Calendarand select New meeting.
  2. Add people to the invite such as colleagues in your organization or external guests.
  3. Add a location or make it an online meeting.
  4. Type an agenda.
  5. Check Scheduling Assistantto make sure your proposed time works for everyone.
  6. Choose to automatically record a meeting in case someone can't make it and select Send.
  7. Join a meeting from an email, a channel, a mobile device, or your calendar
  8. Choose your meetings settings from the pre-join screen, and select Join now.

During a meeting

Explore how to interact with others in a meeting:

  • Avoid the frustration of speaking over other people and select Raise your hand to share your thoughts.
  • Add your questions to the meeting chat to avoid interrupting a speaker.
  • Select React and choose a reaction to express how you feel in real-time.
  • Select Share to show a presentation, a window, or your entire screen.

After a meeting

Re-visit documents and follow-up with people after the meeting's done:

  • Go to your calendar invite to view shared files, the meeting recording, or transcript.
  • Share notes or action items with your team.

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