Microsoft Teams


Microsoft Teams is a tool for remote team communication and collaboration. It improves on many features of email and Skype for Business and adds threaded conversation, organization (via channels), persistent & asynchronous direct messaging, audio and video calling, and file sharing (including Box integration). The mobile experience of Microsoft Teams far outperforms Skype for Business.

All University of Illinois employees and students have access to Microsoft Teams as a part of Office 365.

Microsoft Teams FAQs
How do I install Microsoft Teams?

There is a web version of Microsoft teams available via, but we recommend the desktop client version for better experience. You can download the client version at: Mobile versions of the app are available for iOS and Android.

Can I create my own Teams?

Yes, any faculty, staff, or student can create their own teams. We recommend that teams be created by the leader of the unit or group and that ownership is shared with at least two members for continuity.

Instructions for creating a team can be found at 3:59 in the training video above.

Is there a college-wide team on Microsoft Teams?

Yes, there is a team for all Gies College of Business faculty and staff. If you're not already a member, you can request to join

How can I get help with Microsoft Teams?

Have a question about how to do something in Microsoft Teams? We have established the Remote Work Technology channel on Microsoft Teams. This space is intended to ask general how-to questions about remote work technology.

Additional Microsoft Teams training resources are available via Technology Services.