Self-creation of Teams on Office 365-Teams


How to create a Microsoft Teams



  1. Open Microsoft Teams (on your computer or via the Office 365 portal )
  2. From the “Teams” view, select Join or create a team.
  3. Select the button to Create Team.
  4. Select the type of team  you want to create.
  6. Enter the Name for your team.  You do not need to type the campus prefix – this will be added automatically (SCSU).  Use a name that clearly defines the Team’s purpose and audience.  Additionally, provide a Description of the Team, then click NEXT.
  • By default your Team is Private. Best practices, you should leave your Team private and invite members to it. Having it Public allows anyone to see and join the content.
  1. A prompt will provide the opportunity to add members to the Team.  Members may be added at this time, or you may choose to Skip the step and add members later. Ability to add and remove members at your discretion will be available once the Team creation process is completed.

7. Once your Team is created, it will appear in the list of the “Teams” view.


Teams are made up of three types of channels:

  1. Standard (available and visible to everyone)
  2. Private (focused, private conversations with specific people who are on the same team)
  3. Shared (focused, private conversations with specific people who may not be members of the team)

Teams and channels can be configured with different security permissions, so a new team is not necessary for every project or working group. Please consider utilizing channels for different projects, course sections, work groups and subunits. 


Additional resource links:

Quick video about Microsoft Teams

Learn more about Microsoft Teams (and Channels within Teams)

Best practices for organizing Teams

Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks

Link to Microsoft Teams training videos

Creating Private Channels in Teams




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Tue 10/13/20 2:13 PM
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