Microsoft Teams


Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that is part of the Microsoft 365 suite of services. Teams enables local, remote, and hybrid teams to work together and collaborate through a common workspace, team chat, one-on-one chat, document collaboration, and more. Teams is integrated with a variety of other Microsoft 365 services, including OneDrive, OneNote, Planner, Exchange, and SharePoint. 

Microsoft Teams brings your team’s conversations, meetings, storage, files, application integration, and notes together into a single place for open and seamless collaboration. 

Help with Microsoft Teams

What is Teams?

Learn the ins and outs of Teams with how-to guides, tips, and more

Getting Started

Here's what you need to know to start using Microsoft Teams

Video Conferencing

Add video conferencing to your calls and meetings to be more engaging

Skype to Teams Migration

Learn about the university's migration from Skype for Business to Teams for phone calls

FERPA Compliance

Learn about how we make Teams FERPA compliant to protect student educational data

Cloud Storage

Add U of I Box to Teams to access your files through one application

Add Guests

Add guests to your Team to collaborate with people outside the university


Have questions about working with Microsoft Teams? Check out our FAQs

Create Your Team

Get familiar with different options to put your team together

Additional Teams Resources

How-To Articles

Learns the ins and outs of Teams with guides, tips, and other resources

Use Cases

Check out some common uses for Teams from others at the university

Audio Conferencing

Learn all about phone calls and audio conferencing within Teams.

LinkedIn Learning

Learns the ins and outs of Teams with guides, tips, and other resources

Submit a Tech Request

Having problems? Submit a tech request to get help!

Who Can Use Teams

Understand who at the university has access to Teams

Microsoft Teams Video Training

Set up your team

To get your team up and running in Microsoft Teams, create a team, add people, add channels and start collaborating.

Manage Meetings

Join a Microsoft Teams meeting from your calendar, via dial-in number and conference ID, or sign in as a guest on the web.

Manage Team Schedules

Shifts in Microsoft Teams is a schedule management tool that helps you create, update, and manage schedules for your team.