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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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Communication Lectures

Change Lobby Settings in MS Teams

The lobby is a completely optional virtual “waiting room,” if you will, in which meeting attendees wait for you to start the meeting and let them in. Though lobbies make an extra step for students joining a Teams meeting, they also add a layer of security by providing the meeting facilitator control over who enters […]

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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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Record a Meeting in MS Teams

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

Disable Meeting Join Notifications in MS Teams

When a student joins your Team meeting by calling in on their phone, Teams will announce when they enter and leave the meeting. You may find these announcements distracting and prefer to disable them. Doing so is simple, but please ensure that you already have a scheduled meeting in a Team, either recurring or singular, […]

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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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Use MS Teams Breakout Rooms

Tools: Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms is a Microsoft Teams feature that allows the meeting organizer to divide participants into multiple smaller groups. Breakout Rooms can be used in recurring meetings and meetings created using the “meet now” button in the calendar. Best practices Use Breakout Rooms to create small groups for discussions, synchronous group work, […]

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Use the Whiteboard in MS Teams

Just as in an in-person classroom, the MS Teams version of a whiteboard enables an instructor to share relevant information dynamically and live rather than as part of a presentation. Using a whiteboard also can encourage student engagement and group activity. In this tutorial, we walk through the process of using the MS Teams whiteboard […]

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Communication Lectures

Share your Screen in Microsoft Teams

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 desktop. Directions Start a Teams Meeting. Note: If you […]