Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams: What is it and what can I use it for?

The central hub for teamwork in Office 365

Microsoft Teams provides a chat-based workspace for teams to communicate and collaborate. You can create your own teams and add members to your team.

You can organize a team into different channels, to which you can then add the required content, such as a wiki, files or third-party services.
Microsoft Teams allows you to conduct video and audio conferences, collaborate on files and documents and send and receive chat messages.

Microsoft Teams also runs on mobile devices. 

For more information on Microsoft Teams, visit https://www.office365akademie.de/project/teams/

 

How can I use Microsoft Teams?

New to Microsoft Teams? Use this quick-start guide to learn the basics. (Source: https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/) or watch this video on how to get started with Microsoft Teams (YouTube training video).

For more information , please refer to the ebook ‘Office 365 – Microsoft Teams’, which provides a very comprehensive introduction to the topic and is also a useful reference tool. Members of Saarland University can download the ebook via the VPN tunnel free of charge at https://herdt-campus.com/product/O365T.
To learn more about other IT manuals available from the University IT Centre (HIZ), please go to https://www.hiz-saarland.de/dienste/it-handbuecher/

Office 365 Akademie offers a selection of videos (in German) on how to make effective use of Microsoft Teams. The aim is to ensure that colleagues working from home are able to make the best possible use of the different functions available in Microsoft Teams.

Further information is also provided in a series of Microsoft training videoshttps://support.office.com/en-us/article/microsoft-teams-video-training-4f108e54-240b-4351-8084-b1089f0d21d7

 

How do I get my login details?

Software rollout across Saarland University

Saarland University has organized access to Microsoft Teams for all members of the university via their personal HIZ (UdS) account (information of April 2020). Users can sign in to Teams using their existing username and password.
Please note that you must use the full username, i.e. the HIZ (UdS) ID code together with the ending ‘@uni-saarland.de’. For example: for Maria Mustermann, whose UdS ID code is ‘mamu003’, the full username would be mamu003@uni-saarland.de.

Microsoft Teams can be used in a web browser environment at https://teams.microsoft.com , where you can also download the Teams app (currently available for Windows, MacOS and Linux).

Apps for smartphones and tablets can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store (for iOS devices) or from the Google Play store (for Android devices).

If using Microsoft Teams in a browser, we recommend using current versions of Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

All users are asked to become acquainted with the software and its functionality.

If you have problems signing in, please report your problem to the staff at HIZ using the ticketing system.

Signing in and getting started with Microsoft Teams

Recording webinars

A number of online courses offering practical tips and advice on using Microsoft Teams and Office 365 are available to teaching staff and university employees. The online course ‘How can Office 365 be used for academic teaching activities?’ and ‘Introduction to Microsoft Teams’ can be accessed via the UdS Office 365 and MS Teams group.

 

 

Recommendations on using Microsoft Teams

When you start working with Microsoft Teams, you should avoid creating too many teams and should communicate through team channels and chats.

Best practices for organizing teams in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to communicate via video chats. The following external website offers advice on video conferencing etiquette: Video conferencing etiquette (in German)

Creating a team in MS Teams Inviting guests to an event in MS Teams via LSF

Hinweis bei technischen Problemen

Sollten Sie bei der Verwendung von Teams und Office 365 auf Probleme stoßen, können Sie ein Ticket im Ticketsystem des HIZ öffnen.