Studying off campus with Microsoft Teams

By Apr.01, 2020

As so many of us are now studying and working from home, Microsoft Teams has never been more useful and important.

It acts as a digital hub bringing conversations, content, collaboration, and apps together in one place. You can ‘chat’ with others, create and share files, check your Outlook calendar, and hold online meetings all within the same application.

How to access Teams

  • Log into Office 365 via with your University email address and password.
  • Choose Teams from the Office 365 homepage or click on the ‘waffle’icon.

For a quick overview of Teams take a look at our guide MS Teams – key features.

Been invited to a Microsoft Teams meeting?

If a member of the Skills for Learning support team invites you to an online Teams meeting, and you’d like a little bit of guidance, or want to know more about its features then take a look at our guide MS Teams – Online meetings and appointments.

LinkedIn Learning courses on Teams

There are many training videos to explore on LinkedIn Learning, including Teams of course. Microsoft Teams Essential Training is a great course, just sign in on your device. If you haven’t used your University LinkedIn Learning account yet and want a preview of how to access it and log in, then take a look at our video on Using LinkedIn Learning at Salford.

Online app vs Desktop version

If / when you download Office 2016 you can also access the desktop version. The two versions are remarkably close in features so you can most of your Teams time within the online app, but just keep in mind that the desktop version does offer a slightly better experience in some areas, for example, in screen sharing.

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