Tool: Microsoft Teams
What is it? Teams is collaboration software.
What does it do? Teams provides instant messaging, video and audio conferencing, access to cloud storage and an online version of the Office 365 suite of apps. Groups of people are organized as a group or Team. To request a Team collaboration space, submit a Footprint support ticket.
Recommended use: Collaboration in smaller group entities to facilitate quick, agile communication around specific projects or tasks.
How is it used in the curriculum? Teams is primarily used by those who create and deliver the LCOM curriculum to facilitate collaboration. It has not been integrated into direct teaching.
How is it used in the research community? This a great collaboration space most easily used with others at our institution. Groups can be created based on PI, research projects, or other logical groupings. You will need to submit a footprints ticket to request a team creation. Please keep in mind that you must continue to follow DUAs, IRB approved protocol agreements, contractual obligations and compliance/regulation requirements. If you are unsure whether you can store data here, you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you access this tool? Teams is part of the O365 suite. You can access this via an app on your computer or mobile device or via a web browser at https://portal.office.com/, select Teams.
Where do I find more information and instructions? Please reference the information below.
LCOM Teams instructions (pdf)
Teams Quick Start Guide (pdf)
Email the EdTech Team
Submit a Footprints helpdesk ticket