Microsoft Teams

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How to Find Microsoft Teams at Home:

  1. Go to our school district web page (comoxvalleyschools.ca)
  2. Click on Utility Links in the top left corner (or the middle on a portable device)
  3. Click on Office 365
  4. Your username is your school email address (for students: Student#@learn71.ca)
  5. Your password is the same one that you use at school
  6. You can click on the purple icon for Teams


Should I Download the App?

Yes, if you can, it is great to have all the office apps on your computer and/or your personal device. Notice when you go in to Office 365 online you can click on Install Office in the top right of your screen. Go for it!


Creating a Class Team:

To create a Team for your class:

  1.  Open Microsoft Teams
  2. Click on Teams on the left
  3. Click on Create or Join a Team in the top right. If you have your Teams organized as a list rather than boxes, you will see the Create or Join a Team link at the bottom left.
  4. Now click on Create a Team
  5. Choose the type of team you would like to create- in this case it is a Class
  6. Give your Class Team a name
  7. Now add your Students-you should be able to find your attendance class group that will add your class all at once.
  8. If you would like to share your Team with other teachers, click on the Teacher tab at the top and add other teachers here.
  9. When you are finished, click on Close.

Below is a short video to show this:

How to Mute Students Chats:

While you can’t mute the student’s private chats, you can mute the chats that take place in your classroom Team.  Here are some instructions to help you:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/mute-student-comments-in-a-class-team-a378de16-ffc0-420c-b08d-e17ec08e7c17

How to Turn off The Meeting Chat:

Click here for the Tip Sheet for Turning of the Chat in Meetings and How to Schedule a Meeting for a Channel.

Note: It is slightly different if you are using a channel you created yourself. Please look at the handout above for instructions.


How to Share Your Screen on an Ipad in Teams:

This video also shows you how to record your screen.

How to Create a Screen-Cast in Teams and post it to a channel:

Creating a recording of yourself or your screen in Teams is also really simple and the recording can be made right in a Team that you are using along with your assignments and lessons.  You can also send a link to the video for people to view it.

 Click here or on the picture for instructions:

Screencasting in Teams.docx - Word.png

Accessibility tip: Immersive Reader for Microsoft Teams

Available in Assignments, Posts and Chat

FEATURES:

Brings text into a focus window and students can use text supports:

  • Text to Speech
  • colour contrast
  • larger font sizes
  • picture dictionary
  • line focus
  • translation

LINKS

Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams

VIDEO

Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams

Accessibility Tip: Live captions in Microsoft Teams

Helpful support for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, English language learners and students who struggle with auditory processing.

FEATURES 

  • Available only in Teams desktop and Team iPad app
  • English only

LINKS

Use Live Captions in a Teams Meeting

VIDEO

Live Captions in Microsoft Teams

Some Quick References to Get You Started:

The ultimate cheat sheet right at your fingertips:

Download the Microsoft Teams quick start guide for EDU.

Teams Quick Reference for SD71

Here is a super short Quick Start Guide with just the basics:

Microsoft Quick Start Guide

How to Get a Link for a Teams Meeting in Outlook Webmail:

If you would like to send parents a link to a meeting or post a meeting link somewhere for people to use to join a meeting, you need to set up a meeting and then copy the link for it. Here are some instructions for how to do this in the Online Outlook:

  1. Open your Outlook Webmail
  2. Click on the Calendar link in the bottom left
  3. Find the time that you would like to have the meeting in the calendar and click on it
  4. A pop out appears with meeting information – click on More Options in the bottom right of the pop out
  5. Fill in the meeting information – you don’t really need to have a recipient but you can put yourself if you would like
  6. Click Send to create the meeting
  7. Click on the meeting link that you now see in your calendar
  8. Highlight the “Join Microsoft Teams Meeting” link and copy it (Press CTRL + C or right click and click on “Copy Hyperlink”)
  9. Now you can paste this link in an email to the people that you would like to attend the meeting. This link can go into your MyEd BC email or you can post it on an website.

How to get a link for a Teams Meeting in Outlook Desktop Version:

  1. Open your Outlook email Desktop App
  2. Click on the Calendar link in the bottom left
  3. Find the time that you would like to have the meeting in the calendar and click on it
  4. A pop out appears with meeting information
  5. Fill in the meeting information – you don’t really need to have a recipient but you can put yourself if you would like
  6. Highlight the “Join Microsoft Teams Meeting” link and copy it (Press CTRL + C or right click and click on “Copy Hyperlink”)
  7. Click Send to create the meeting
  8. Now you can paste this link in an email to the people that you would like to attend the meeting. This link can go into your MyEd BC email or you can post it on an website.

Tips for Assigning and Grading Assignments:


Accessibility Tip: Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Support for students who are visually impaired or who have difficulty with fine or gross motor skills.

LINKS

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams 

Screen Sharing Control on Windows Laptops:

Click here or on the picture to open instructions:

Meetings screen sharing

Accessibility Tip: Text prediction in Windows 10

Adds a toolbar with floating text prediction above the cursor to help student students with spelling or word finding.

LINK

How to Enable Text Prediction for a Hardware Keyboard on Windows 10

VIDEO

You Can Turn Text Suggestions On In Windows 10