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Communicate & collaborate

Microsoft Teams provides a chat-based hub for teamwork and group-based collaboration. Have a conversation, share files, store files and notes, or hold a meeting in Teams. Teams is both easy to use and very useful.  

access teams

  • Chat with other faculty and staff at William & Mary
  • Collaborate in Team conversation boards
  • Share files and notes within Team channels 
  • Hold an online meeting with video and screen sharing options
  • Trigger email notifications by tagging people/channels (ex. @wmgriffin or @channel)
Get Started
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Online Access to Teams

You can access Teams by going to and click on the Teams tile.

Computer Client Installation
  • Go to
  • Click on the Teams tile
  • At the top of the page, there will be a download prompt. 
  • Click Download.
  • Follow the installation prompts.
Download the Mobile App

Stay in touch with the Teams Mobile App!  Search for Microsoft Teams in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store

Self-Directed Training 
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Microsoft Support Quick Start

Microsoft's support site offers an overview of Teams features with step-by-step instructions on their Teams Quick Start webpage.

Teams Video Training Center

Can't make it to the classroom training sessions?  Don't worry!  Video training is also available online at the Microsoft Teams Training Center

Outlook Learning Path

Walk through an in-depth training course at your own pace with the Teams Learning Path (pdf).  Or pick-and-choose topics that you are interested in by clicking on the lesson options.

Teams Help Center

Need help using Teams?  Find answers to your questions and much more in the Microsoft Teams Help Center.

Teams & Groups
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Make a Team
  • First, login to Request IT by navigating to
  • Click Need Access
  • Click O365/MS Teams
  • Click O365 Group/Teams Creation
  • Fill out the form, hit Next then Submit

Please allow one business day for your Team to be created. Once your team has been set-up, you can add team members, content, and channels to your team. 

Group Expiration 

Teams are created within Microsoft Office 365 Groups.  By default, Groups will expire after one year of inactivity. However, Group owners will have the option to keep the Group active beyond that time period. 

When the group expires, so do all the documents associated with the Group - including documents stored in Teams.  

For that reason, Teams should only be used as a short-term storage solution. Use Box, Network Storage Drives, or OneDrive for long-term storage.  

Data Recovery Period

There is a 30-day data recovery window after the Group expires.

{{youtube:large|jugBQqE_2sM, Take a quick tour of Microsoft Teams}}

Questions? Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
757-221-4357 (HELP) | | Jones 201, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm