What is MS Teams?

MS Teams is an application designed to enable colleagues to collaborate and communicateregardless of where they are working from provided that they can access the internet.

  • Users can voice call, video chat, or instant message staff from across the College, view and participate on chat message boards with the rest of their department.
  • Staff can share and work on documents together with colleagues; add comments, post messages, pictures and links; and comment on and discuss the things posted.
  • Staff can also hold meetings in MS Teams with colleagues participating via video link, audio link, or instant messaging, allowing the College to continue with business as usual without having to be on campus.
  • MS Teams is available to all colleagues at Royal Holloway. Whilst we do not currently offer MS Teams to students, staff can still hold seminars and meetings with them without difficulty.
  • Colleagues can meet with colleagues at other institutions and organisations, even if they don’t normally have access to Teams.

How can I use MS Teams for teaching and learning?

  • For teaching and learning, MS Teams will be used for two very specific purposes for the remainder of the teaching weeks this academic year:
  • •or academics to hold their timetabled campus seminars as webinars via an MS Teams meeting (recommended number of attendees to be no more than 20-30).
  • For academics and academic support staff (e.g., CeDAS, DDS, and Personal Tutors) to hold ad hoc 1-2-1s or small group MS Teams meetings.

Is there online support for MS Teams?

The E-Learning team have curated You Tube playlists:

Is there any face-to-face support for MS Teams?

  • Between 10 am and 12 noon and 2- 4 pm Tue Mar 17 – Wed Mar 18 in the Herringham room

Posted by Martin King

Senior Learning Technologist; MOOC Producer; Moodle, Turnitin, Grademark, Peermark, Panopto, Turning Technologies expert.

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