OCAD U 365: Getting Started with Microsoft Teams
Updated: 28 June 2018 03:21 PM
Getting Started with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is a powerful online chat, file sharing, task management application with video and audio conferencing. It allows you to work in one or more teams to plan, collaborate, and communicate on day-to-day or large projects. It provides deep integration with other Office 365 services including OneNote, so it’s a great way to reduce email and get to the point when you’re trying to get things done.
What does Teams incorporate?
How can I learn more about Teams?
How do I request a Team?
We’re currently piloting Teams with a few departments, and have only given the Team creation privilege to certain users. If you’re interested in joining the pilot, Submit a Ticket for IT Services and tell us that you would like to try it out.
What do I need to do if I’m planning to use Teams?
What happens if I stop using Teams?
After 90 days, the Owner of the Team will be asked if the Team is still active via Email. The Team Owner is required to respond to keep the Team active. If there is no response, the Team is deprovisioned, which amounts to a “soft” delete.
If your Team is “soft” deleted, you can request it be reactivated for a period of time, after which the Team is completely deleted.
Can I export the contents of chats from Teams?
End users do not have a relatively easy way to export the contents of chats. If you need to have a conversation that requires extensive detail and archive ability, use email. Teams has archiving, search, eDiscovery as part of the compliance features for IT Administrators, but it’s not readily available to end users. IT can also undelete (recover) Teams.
How secure or confidential is Teams?
Teams is tied to the same authentication and security protocols as other Microsoft products in the Office 365 suite. It also has the added benefit that it only connects to people inside your organization. However, remember that by the very nature of Teams, you are broadly sharing content within a group you control, so use this as a guide for the types of content you share with Teams.
Can I invite users outside the organization to Teams?
Yes, but only if they have Office 365 accounts. https://docs.microsoft.com/it-it/microsoftteams/guest-access?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
Can Students access Microsoft Teams?
Not currently. We’re working to move students to OCAD U 365. Stay tuned.
How do I get support for Teams?
Submit a Ticket with IT Services
What policies apply to my use of Teams?
Teams is an extension of your workplace, and thus all the same conditions apply of collegiality and professionalism apply, along with all other relevant OCAD U Policy.