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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 set up my Canvas course?

If you’re new to online teaching, or just new to Canvas, it can seem a little daunting trying to set up a new course. CTLD has prepared an assortment of tutorials that will help you through this process. If your department or a colleague has already created the course and has given you permission to […]

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Advanced Presenter Modes in MS Teams

Tools: Microsoft Teams If you teach courses online, you’re probably familiar with sharing your screen in your class meetings on Teams. Teams recently launched an update that provides you with multiple presentation modes.  You can now share your screen and your webcam feed simultaneously in several different formats. When used appropriately, these new presentation modes […]

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Download and Install MS Teams

Microsoft Teams is the institutionally-recommended software for hosting live, virtual meetings. You can use MS Teams for virtual class meetings, one-off lectures, meetings with your colleagues, and much more.  MS Teams has both an application for your computer and a version that runs in your web browser. Because the application is more stable and less […]

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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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Upload a MS Teams Recording to Yuja and Generate Auto-Captions

When you record a meeting in Teams, that recording is automatically available to all of the members of that team. Unfortunately, Teams does not generate auto-captions for recordings and it does not support embedding them in a Canvas course. Resolving this is simple, but it requires a few extra steps. Uploading the videos to Yuja […]

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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 […]