Microsoft Teams How-To

As part of the Microsoft Office 365 offering, Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration space that allows a group of people to communicate and organize information in a single area. It creates a central location where you can:

  • Stay in the know with real-time information and updates shared in persistent team conversations, private chats (these can be moderated, if needed), team meetings, and other channels.
  • Get your team on the same page with group chat, online meetings, calling, and web conferencing.
  • Co-author files and share resources with built-in Office 365 apps.
  • Create meaningful projects and assignments, provide transparent guidance, and share rich feedback. 

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Access Microsoft Teams

How to access MS Teams? There are 3 ways:

  • Desktop: The Teams Desktop client provides the best experience. The desktop app is available at
  • Mobile: Download Teams app on your smartphone or tablet from either the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.
  • Web: Login to the McGill Office 365 portal and click on the Teams icon to get started.

Note: you will need to log in with your McGill Username and Password.

Video tutorials: Get started

Ready to start using MS Teams?  Watch these quicks videos to learn how to create your team:

Video tutorials: Join or create online meeting, presentation and video calls

Invited to a Teams meeting and want to join?  Watch Join a Teams meeting (1:31 minutes). This PDF provides step by step instructions for you and your meeting participants.

Need to create an online meeting, presentation or video calls?  Watch these quick videos below to get you started.

NOTE: These videos do not include Powerpoint Live/ advanced presenter mode features.

Video tutorials: Start chats and calls

Want to do a quick chat or call? Watch these quicks videos on how-to:

Video tutorials: Get acquainted with Microsoft Teams

Want a quick overview of MS Teams? Watch these quick videos and visit the interactive website:

Learn more about Microsoft Teams

Need to understand more about MS Teams?  Refer to the following website:

Get online training and support

  • Use MS Booking  to schedule an appointment with an IT expert about:
    • MS Teams: Best practices (30 minutes)
    • MS Teams: Q & A (30 minutes)
  • Contact the IT Service Desk for quick questions by phone (514) 398-3398.
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