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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 […]


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 […]


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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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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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 the Chat Feature in MS Teams to Send Individuals or Small Groups a Message

During an MS Teams meeting, you may need to send a direct chat message to an individual or small group without addressing the entire class or meeting. The following tutorial explains how to do this using your phone or tablet. Directions Open the Microsoft Teams App. Select Chat from the menu at the bottom of your screen. Note: To send […]


Conduct a Discussion in Microsoft Teams from a Web Browser

Microsoft Teams allows you to host live video sessions that you could use to facilitate discussions in your course. You could use this tool to have real-time conversations about course content, current events, or other important topics just like you would in your face-to-face course. Directions Go to the Faculty and Staff Hub. Click Email (Office […]


Open MS Stream Using Teams on Your Mobile Device to Generate Captions for Videos

UPDATE: As of May 24th, 2021, Teams recordings will no longer be saved to Stream. This tutorial will remain accessible for those who are working with older recordings saved in Stream, but for those working with recordings made after this date, please see the Upload a MS Teams Recording to Yuja and Generate Auto-Captions tutorial […]