Office 365 - Microsoft Teams - Create a Team
How to create a team in order to collaborate
*Important Notes: At this time, you can only invite UWL students and/or faculty and staff to a "team." In order to add outside or non-UWL guests to your team, then you will have to submit a ticket or contact the Eagle Help Desk in which the request should include the name of your team, the non-UWL guests' names and email addresses in order for them to be approved and added to your Team manually.
**However, non-UWL guests can join or be invited to a Teams meeting without having to be added manually. See the KB article Office 365 - Microsoft Teams - Schedule a Meeting with a Guest with instructions on how to invite outside guests to your meetings.
1. Log into your Microsoft Teams account either by using the web browser version or the desktop client/application.
*Note: See "Office 365 - Accessing Office 365 Applications Online" for assistance with accessing Teams with a web browser.
2. Click on the Teams icon found on the left side of the application.
3. Click on Join or create team up on the top right corner.
4. Click on Create team.
5. Select a team type that you want to create. Then fill in the requested information needed for that team type and click Next.
6. Once you have created your team, follow the steps in order to add more team members.
Here are the guides with information about creating a specific type of team from Microsoft Support:
- "Create a class team in Microsoft Teams"
- "Create a Professional Learning Community (PLC) team in Microsoft Teams"
- "Create a staff team in Microsoft Teams"
*Notes: This information is from the Microsoft Support's article called "Team owner, member, and guest capabilities in Teams" and all their specific capabilities are listed there.
- Team owners manage certain settings for the team. They add and remove members, add guests, change team settings, and handle administrative tasks. There can be multiple owners in a team.
- Members are the people in the team. They talk with other team members in conversations. They can view and usually upload and change files. They also do the usual sorts of collaboration that the team owners have permitted.
- Guests are people from outside of your organization that a team owner invites, such as partners or consultants to join the team. Guests have fewer capabilities than team members or team owners, but there's still a lot they can do.
- *Reminder: You cannot invite a "Guest" or someone outside of UWL to a team without the permission of the Microsoft Admin(s) at UWL.