Microsoft Teams @ OSU

Your new hub for team files, conversations and meetings. All in one place, wherever you go. Teams brings the ability to chat with other like-minded Beavers at Oregon State University either individually or in team chats.   


   Need help?

Teams may be new to campus, but our support staff at the Service Desk are geared up and ready to answer any questions you may have.

   Sign in

In Windows, click Start > Microsoft Teams.
On Mac, go to the Applications folder and click Microsoft Teams.
On mobile, tap the Teams icon. Then sign in with your Office 365 username and password. (If you’re using Teams free, sign in with that username and password.)

   Pick a team and channel

A team is a collection of people, conversations, files and tools — all in one place. A channel is a discussion in a team, dedicated to a department, project or topic. Click Teams and select a team. Pick a channel to explore the Conversations, Files and other tabs.

   Start a conversation

With the whole team

Click Teams , pick a team and channel, write your message, and click Send .

With a person or group

Click New chat , type the name of the person or group in the To field, write your message, and click Send

   Start a meeting

Click Meet now under the area where you type a message to start a meeting in a channel. (If you click Reply, then Meet now , the meeting is based on that conversation.) Enter a name for the meeting, then start inviting people.

   Make video and audio calls

Click Video call or Audio call to call someone from a chat. To dial a number, click Calls on the left and enter a phone number. View your call history and voicemail in the same area.

   @mention someone

To get someone’s attention, type @, then their name (or pick them from the list that appears). Type @team to message everyone in a team or @channel to notify everyone who favorited that channel.

   Reply to a conversation

Channel conversations are organized by date and then threaded. Find the thread you want to reply to, then click Reply. Add your thoughts and click Send.

  Add an emoji, meme or GIF

Click Sticker under the box where you type your message, then pick a meme or sticker from one of the categories. There are also buttons for adding an emoji or GIF.

  Stay on top of things

Click Activity on the left. The Feed shows you all your notifications and everything that's happened lately in the channels you follow.

  Share a file

Click Attach under the box where you type messages, select the file location and then the file you want. Depending on the location of the file, you’ll get options for uploading a copy, sharing a link, or other ways to share.

   Search for stuff

Type a phrase in the command box at the top of the app and press Enter. Then select the Messages, People, or Files tab. Select an item or click Filter to refine your search results.

   Work with files

Click Files on the left to see all files shared across all of your teams. Click Files at the top of a channel to see all files shared in that channel. Click More options ... next to a file to see what you can do with it.
In a channel, you can instantly turn a file into a tab at the top!