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R-MC Faculty Teaching Toolkit: Microsoft Teams


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About Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows users to share files, chat, and meet online. R-MC users enjoy unlimited storage space, and online meetings can host an unlimited number of participants for an unlimited meeting length. With Microsoft Teams you can teach and hold online meetings anytime and anywhere. You can also record Teams sessions for students to view on demand. In addition, the MS Teams "Call" function allows an R-MC user to make (phone) calls to another community member using his/her R-MC email address instead of his/her phone number.

This page provides information on the following topics:

Accessing Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams can be accessed as an application on a computer, a mobile device, or through Sharepoint. 

  • To access through your computer, navigate to the Windows icon (windows icon | PC) or Apps folder (Finder ->Applications | Mac), and look for Microsoft Teams.
  • Search and download the App Microsoft Teams onto your mobile device.
  • To access through Sharepoint, navigate to  and log in using your R-MC username and password. 
  • Sign into Microsoft Teams using your R-MC username and password.


Using Microsoft Teams to Call an R-MC Community Member  MS Teams Call icon
(The device you use must have a microphone and speak(s) connected or built in.)

  • Sign into Microsoft Teams;
  • If using a computer, on the left click "Calls". If using a mobile device, touch "... More" and then select "Calls"
  • Next, if using a computer, type and select the recipient's name, and click the "Call" button to place the call.
    If using a mobile device, touch the icon add a recipient icon , type and select the recipient's name, and touch the phone icon to place the call.


For an introduction to Microsoft Teams for education: (video | text)

Using Microsoft Teams in Canvas

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Use Microsoft Teams to create audio and video meetings in your Canvas course. In the Rich Content Editor, select the “Plug” icon (Dot 2 in the screenshot) and choose “View All” (Dot 3). Then select “Microsoft Teams Meetings” to create a meeting link. More information at the Microsoft Education Blog site.

Microsoft Teams Pedagogical Techniques

You may try these methods to enhance presentation and student interaction while using Microsoft Teams to teach: 

  • Presenting information by sharing your screen to show slides or other documents (video | text located beneath video)
  • Annotating on a shared whiteboard (text)
  • Having students share their screens to present (video | text located beneath video)
  • Polling students to check their understanding (text)
  • Grouping students for discussions or projects (video | text located beneath video)

Microsoft Teams Support

Microsoft Teams has good documentation available in both video and text formats. Visit their support page to learn more (text guidelines are located under the videos).