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What is it?

Microsoft Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 suite of applications. Chat, arrange and join online meetings, make calls with or without video, share files and collaborate in a dedicated online space.

Why do I need to learn it?

Microsoft Teams is used widely as a primary business and personal communication tool all over the world.

Here's a quick look at the features and how it can help you to stay in the loop, any time, anywhere:

  • Activity - Catch up on all your unread messages, @mentions, replies and more
  • Teams - Find channels to belong to or create your own. Inside channels you can hold on-the-spot meetings, have conversations and share files
  • Meetings - See everything you’ve got lined up for the day or week or schedule a meeting. This calendar syncs with your Unimail calendar
  • Calls - The University of Derby allows internal calls through Teams between staff and students within the organisation. Simply look up the name of the person you’d like to speak to in Teams chat and call them - with or without video, it’s your choice
  • Files - Search and access files shared with you in Teams or go straight to OneDrive without leaving Teams


How do I do it?

You may get invited to Teams or you can set up your own Team and invite others to join you.  

To get started, see the links below for quick help sheets, online training, and further reading.

Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guides

Microsoft Teams Online Training

Microsoft Teams Further Reading