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Can I add students to an MS Team using Canvas roster?

The short answer is no, you can’t add students to a course Team through Canvas. Teams does not have access to your Canvas class and cannot currently populate a Teams course automatically. You will need to add each student individually to your course Team. You typically only need to type the first few letters of […]

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How do I Use MS Teams for Synchronous Communication?

Teaching in an online format doesn’t mean you have to lose your instructor-student contact. Microsoft Teams is our institutionally supported application for synchronous communications, including live class sessions and office hours. Teams provides you with a variety of options for creating virtual meeting rooms, organizing classes, and collaborating with your students using integrated tools. Note: […]

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Communication Lectures

Use Forms/Polls in MS Teams

In MS Teams, one activity you can introduce in your class to increase student engagement is a poll. As of yet, MSU Denver does not have the ability to plan and create polls ahead of time to then launch on the main video screen. We do have the ability to create polls within the chat […]

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Communication Lectures

Add a Guest Speaker to an MS Teams Meeting

Whether you’re lecturing in person or in an online learning environment, guest speakers can add dimension and value to a course. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a guest speaker to your virtual lecture in an MS Teams meeting. MS Teams will send your guest speaker an invitation link for them to […]

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Voiceover PowerPoints

Tools: Yuja and PowerPoint PowerPoint has the potential to be a powerful instructional tool for conveying information and teaching content. However, PowerPoints that live on their own without any context are less useful for learning. PowerPoints are most useful as a supplementary tool alongside input and context from the instructor. It would be tough to […]

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Lectures

Use Microsoft Teams to Host Live Lecture Sessions

Microsoft Teams is an important tool for increasing student engagement and interaction. In a synchronous online course, instructors can use MS Teams to hold live lectures. The directions below walk through the process of using MS Teams to host live lectures. Directions Launch the Microsoft Teams Application on your computer.  If you don’t know where your Teams Application […]

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Communication - Mobile Lectures - Mobile Videos - Mobile

Record a MS Teams Meeting on Mobile

Recording your meetings in Teams can create a helpful resource for you and your students. Your students can refer back to a lecture when studying for a test, for instance, or an absent student can watch the recording of a class that they weren’t able to attend. Fortunately, recording a meeting in Teams is a […]

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Communication - Mobile Lectures - Mobile

Share a PowerPoint Lecture in the Teams Mobile App

When you are using MS Teams to conduct synchronous lectures, you may need to share your PowerPoint presentation during the meeting. This is also something you can accomplish using the MS Teams mobile app on your phone or tablet, should the need arise. Directions Start a Microsoft Teams Meeting (if you need help installing the Microsoft […]

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Communication - Mobile Lectures - Mobile

Share your Screen in Microsoft Teams App

If you are holding your lectures synchronously, using MS Teams, you may need to share your screen with your students on occasion. You can use both your desktop or mobile device to share your screen. This tutorial provides a description of how to share your screen using your phone or tablet. Directions Start a Teams Meeting […]

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Communication - Mobile Lectures - Mobile

Schedule Recurring Meetings using the Teams Mobile App

Just as on a desktop computer, you can schedule recurring meetings for your students using the MS Teams mobile app. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create recurring meetings from your phone or tablet. Directions Open the Teams App. Select the Calendar icon at the bottom of the screen. If Calendar icon is not an option: Select the More Options […]