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A quick guide to using Microsoft Teams for teaching

This is a high-level guide to help you conduct your first sessions using Microsoft Teams. For guidance on more advanced features including scheduling and programme settings, visit the Microsoft Teams at Cambridge Hub.


Before you begin

Set up Teams on your computer by using the Installing Teams guide. Ask your students to do the same. You can have a maximum of 250 in one online class.

Setting up a session

Microsoft Teams offers full functionality for text chat as well as video calls. This allows you to create a chat for your group.

Recording a video supervision

You can create a video file that records the core of your meeting: the active speaker and anything that is presented. Other windows or notifications are not included.

Using breakout rooms

Currently the person who schedules the session is the only one who can set up and manage breakout groups within the session.

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