Creating Teams in Microsoft Teams

The Digital University is all about powerful networks. What better way to connect with your peers and colleagues than through collaboration anytime, anywhere, in teams?

Now that you have Microsoft Teams at your fingertips for fueling professional and academic success—together—here is a quick guide for how to create a team in this part of the Office 365 suite.

What are Teams?

According to Microsoft, a “team” is a collection of people, content, and tools surrounding different projects and outcomes within an organization.

Why Create a Team?

A team is designed to bring together a group of people who work closely to get things done. This can be a department, project, class, administrative group, or any other unit of people who want to share and collaborate with each other.

How Do I Create a Team?

The first step to start collaborating is to create a team. 

– Select the Teams button in the left hand navigation in the Teams application.

– Select Join or create a team.

– Select Create team to create a new team.

By default, your team is Private, meaning you’ll have to add the people or groups you want on the team.

– Select Public if you want anyone in the organization to be able to find and join the team.

– Add members. You can add people, groups, or even entire contact groups.

If you need to add people from outside your organization, use their email address to invite them as guests. Add a friendly display name for them too.

Teams Tip: It’s recommended that groups and teams should have at least two people designated as owners.