How to Get in to Teams:

  1. Go to Office 365 (Click here for instructions if you are unsure of how to do this)
  2. Click on Teams

If a teacher has sent you a link to join an meeting:

  1. Click on the link.
  2. You are going to be given the choice to open it online or in the app. If you have the app, it is a better choice but if not the online one should work fine.
  3. This should put you in the meeting.  Make sure that your microphone is not muted if you wish to speak.

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 View and Navigate your Assignments:

Click here for some good instructions from Microsoft

Assignment Process in Teams

(thank you Tracy R for this):

Teams Assignment instructions for students

Accessibility in Microsoft Teams

Immersive Reader for Microsoft Teams

Available in Assignments, Posts and Chat


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


Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams


Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams

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.


  • Available only in Teams desktop
  • English only


Use Live Captions in a Teams Meeting

 Live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings


Live Captions in Microsoft Teams

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

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


Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams 

Text prediction in Windows 10

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


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


You Can Turn Text Suggestions On In Windows 10