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Using Microsoft Teams 

 

What is Teams?

Microsoft Teams (AKA Teams) is a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, and more. It helps you collaborate using chat and channels to converse and file share. It's a workspace where you and your team can securely upload, share, edit, save files, manage a calendar, see likes, @mentions, and replies. Any documents, spreadsheets, or presentations that are shared within a Team are stored in your Team environment so every Team member always has access to the latest version. Teams is the all-in-one place, making it simple, convenient, and accessible for everyone.  

 

For more information about how to navigate Teams, visit our Teams - How To's and Teams Training Articles. 

 

Cost and Eligibility: 

Teams is available at no cost for all Barstow Community College faculty, staff, and students as part of the Office365 Suite.  

 

Features and Benefits:  

  • Create Teams and channels for tracking projects, conversations, files, and meetings   

  • Chat with text, audio, video, and file sharing 

  • Store all your files, docs, and more in one place 

  • Schedule meetings that automatically integrate with your existing Outlook calendar  

  • Meet with up to 250 people at the same time 

  • Share your desktop, applications, or a whiteboard during meetings 

  • Automatically record and upload video, audio, and shared content from meetings to Microsoft Stream 

  • Presence indication based on each person’s Teams activity, manual status settings, and Outlook calendar 

  • Integrate your favorite apps—Planner, Trello, GitHub, and many more  

 

How do I start using Teams?  

Any actively enrolled student or currently employed staff or faculty member can create their own Teams. To get started: 

  1. Download Teams for your desktop, iOS, or Android, or just use Teams on the web at https://teams.microsoft.com.  

  1. Sign in with your BCC email and password. 

 

Training Resources 

Teams resources from Microsoft:  

 

Faculty and staff also have access to Teams video training from LinkedIn Learning (choose "Sign in with your organization account” when prompted to login): 

 

More Teams FAQs 

How do I create a new team?  

How do I add a team member?  

How do I start a private chat?  

How do I add guests to a team?  

How do I set guest permissions?  

What's the difference between a team and a channel?  

What does it mean to be @mentioned?  

What are apps in Teams and why would I use them?  

 

Contact IT by phone at x7279 or by email at [email protected] if you need assistance with or have any questions regarding Teams. 

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