Microsoft Teams is an Office 365 workspace where teams of people can collaborate, hold meetings and share files. Starting with the Fall 2019 semester, Microsoft Teams will automatically integrate all courses as individual teams in Microsoft Teams, a digital hub that brings conversations, files and apps together in a single experience. The Teams product supports private and group conversations, including chats and calls. A team can be formed based on a class, a specific project, a department, a club or any type of group activity.
Using Teams, Seton Hall faculty can move quickly and easily from conversations to content creation with context, continuity, and transparency. Teams addresses the unique needs of students and faculty and enables them to work together easily and get things done.
Teams operates independent of Blackboard. Faculty can leverage the benefits of Teams but will still utilize course assignments, gradebook and more in Blackboard. Classes with zero enrollment will not appear in Teams and any class roster changes will be updated after the add/drop deadline.
- Individual courses can be further organized into channels that contain tabs for conversations, files, notes, and more.
- Channels can be created based on the class’s different needs, for example, by unit, subject, or by project-based group.
- Tabs enable the class to upload, review, and edit files, notes, and customized content (such as documents, spreadsheets, presentations, videos, external links, other applications, and more). This content is then easily accessible to everyone in the class.
Create a few key channels and some tabs with great content
- A General channel is automatically added to the class. You can create additional channels to keep your class organized. By default, anyone on the team can access these channels.
- To create additional channels, select the ellipses next to your team name in the channel list and select Add Channel from the dropdown menu.
- Once you’ve created a few channels, you can seed them with some actual content so that your class doesn’t see a blank page the first time they log in. For example, you might start a new conversation by posting a few questions in each channel to get a few discussions started and @mention specific class members to pull them into the conversation.
Move email conversations to Teams
- You can send emails to a channel within Teams to keep all your class communications organized and accessible in one place.
- To create an email address for a channel, click the ellipsis ( ) to the right of the channel, select Get email address in the dropdown menu, then click the button and save the email address to your contacts list or email address book.
To Access Teams
- Go to https://teams.microsoft.com
- Enter your Seton Hall email address
- Sign in with Seton Hall email address and password
- Users can also download the Windows/MAC application or for Apple iOS or Google Android.
If you experience any issues, please contact the Technology Service Desk at (973) 275-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about Teams, how to integrate your course, or other related questions, please contact your Instructional Designer.
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