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About Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that will help you stay organized and have conversations, all in one place. It is a unified communications platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration, all of which make Teams an essential tool for the use of engaging staff and students in learning and teaching. 

Microsoft Teams video calling is available for use by all staff and students at the University.​

Using Teams in Canvas

If you are using Teams more broadly in your course we would recommend using the following guide to set up your Team, invite students and build communities.

You can schedule Teams meetings directly in Canvas using the Meetings integration. Any recordings made of these meetings will be made available to attendees.


Recordings made in Teams meetings are saved on Microsoft Stream and shared with all who attended the session. To share recordings with the entire group we recommend linking Teams to Canvas and scheduling the meetings in a channel of the team. That way all students who have joined the team can access the recordings.

Captions and Transcripts

Microsoft Teams provides machine generated live-captions. These can be turned on by any of the participants in a meeting. 

Machine generated transcripts of meeting recordings

When you record meetings they are saved to Microsoft Stream which can autogenerate editable captions