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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool for use by departments or even classes.

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Notes about being an Attendee to a Microsoft Team Live Event

  • Attendees will be able to view and listen to the live stream
  • Attendees do not have the ability to user their microphones or present information
  • Attendees can use the A&Q option to ask questions
    Join Team
  • Some Apple Mobile Devices may not have the option for Q&A
  • The Q&A option maybe closed at the start of the event, and opened up later
  • Anonymous questions may or may not be answered
  • Questions attendees ask, and answers attendees receive are not public unless the Event staff make it public


How to join a Microsoft Teams Live Event

First make sure you have the Microsoft Teams application downloaded and installed on your system:
For campus systems Microsoft Teams is automatically installed.
You should have a link provided to you, usually via email.

email link

Clicking on the link will bring up a web browser, that will take you to the live event.

email link

Windows Desktop with Edge
You will need to open link when it appears

email link

Windows Desktop with Firefox
You will need to click the Launch it now link, and then specify Microsoft Teams as the application, and click the Open Link button

email link

Macintosh with Safari
You will be asked to allow the page to open "Microsoft Teams", click Allow.

email link


Installing Microsoft Teams on a Personal Windows Desktop

(NOTE: These instructions are for a personal system. Campus Systems will have the software installed automatically)

1. Open a web browser and go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-…

If you see he click the "Download for Desktop" button", click on that

Teams Download page

2. Click the “Download Teams” button under the heading “Download Teams for work on your desktop”

You do not need to use the send email option as that is for a mobile device only.

Download button

3. Depending on your web browser you may be asked to save the fil. Go ahead and save the file to your downloads folder.

The file name will vary depending on your system.

Download button

4. Once it has finished downloading, open your downloads folder and double-click on the installer.

If you are asked to allow the application to make changes to your system, select Yes

Download button

5. Once it has finished installing, it will ask you to sign into teams. Use your campus email address and password.

Download button

6. If asked “Use this account everywhere on your device” leave the box checked, and click the “This app only” link near the bottom left

Allow App

7. You will then be signed in to Microsoft Teams.

Disregard the "Join a team with a code" option at this time.

For now you can close the Teams application, and wait for the link for the live event.

How to join a Microsoft Teams Live Event

Join Team

Installing Microsoft Teams on a Personal Macintosh Desktop

1. Open the safari web browser and go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-…

If you see he click the "Download for Desktop" button", click on that

Teams Download page

2. Click the “Download Teams” button under the heading “Download Teams for work on your desktop”

You do not need to use the send email option as that is for a mobile device only.

Teams Download page

3. If asked to allow downloads on www.microsoft.com, click Allow

4. Then click the "Download Teams" button again

Allow Microsoft

5. Click the downloads menu option and click on the "Teams_osx.pkg" file

click on package

6. Click Continue to start the installation

Click Continue

7. Select "Install for all users of this computer" and click Continue

Select All Users

8. click Install

Click Install

9. If prompted enter in the credentials for your account or an administrator account to the Macintosh

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10. Click Close when the installation is finished

Click Close

11. If asked what to do with the installer, click Move to Trash

Move to trash

12. Go to the Applications folder and click on Microsoft Teams

Open Teams

13. Teams will ask you to sign into teams. Use your campus email address and password.

Sign in with email address

14. You will then be signed in to Microsoft Teams.

Disregard the "Join a team with a code" option at this time.

For now you can close the Teams application, and wait for the link for the live event.

How to join a Microsoft Teams Live Event

Join Team

Last reviewed June 22nd, 2020

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