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Microsoft Teams & Office 365

Microsoft Office 365

Faculty, Staff, and Students are now eligible for Office 365 Education accounts for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. Use your valid school email address to get started today and self-enroll your account or follow the instructions below.

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Microsoft Teams

In order to standardize the Snow College campus, the Office of Information Technology (IT) has decided to use Microsoft Teams as our collaboration platform.  Teams will allow both faculty and staff to seamlessly integrate with each other whether we are in our offices or working remotely. There currently are multiple platforms being used (Webex, Zoom, GoTo meeting, etc.) These accounts all still have their place but for total campus collaboration we feel that Teams will best meet our needs. Not only does Teams include video conferencing capabilities, you can collaborate on files securely, similar to Google Docs.  Once Teams is set up and people start to see its full potential you will absolutely love it.

To make the most of Teams, a good web cam and microphone is recommended.  The ones that are included on laptops, phones, and tablets are all acceptable.  Teams is still usable without a camera and microphone.

 

Below is a list of steps and helpful links in setting up and using Microsoft Teams
  1. To enroll your account in Office 365, please send an e-mail to email address for this person. A reply e-mail will include your temporary password. If you haven’t received your temporary password within 24 hrs., please re-submit your request. You will use this temporary password in step 2.
  2. Go to portal.office.com and enter in your Snow College email to sign in. You may see the option “Work or School account created by your IT department” when setting up your account. Please select the “work” option. The licensing for this has become free for education and students. Because of this, you may be prompted to select either “Student” or “Faculty”. Please select “Faculty”. After you have reset your password you will be required to put a cell phone or alternate e-mail in, so you can reset your password at a later time.
  3. The Microsoft Teams application should be automatically installed on a computer with Office 365, you just need to sign in to Office 365 with the account you just created To manually download the application, please follow this link. You can also download the app to your computer by using the icon in the bottom left corner of online(browser) version of Teams. This works for both PC and Mac.
    • Please keep in mind if you use both a desktop computer and a laptop, the app Teams will need to be downloaded to both. You can also use Teams in a browser without downloading it.
    • You can also download the App to your phone once you have created your account.
  4. Once you have downloaded it, we would recommend going through many of the training videos that are available.
  5. (Optional) We recommend that department heads create their Teams. Once the Teams have been created it is easy to then create channels underneath those Teams. For example: IT would be a team that would be created by the Phil (the CIO). Under that team, there would be channels. These channels would include Marlin’s area, Jim’s area, and Phil’s area. Within those channels would be the respective employees. Of course, if all you want to do is use the basic features like chat, call, video call, screen share, etc. you can do that also.

 

For Microsoft Account issues contact the Help Desk - email address for this person

For any other issues, or If the helpdesk is unavailable please contact the IT department