Teams is a communication and collaboration tool from Microsoft that can be used within a teaching and learning environment to facilitate blended learning delivery. For more general information on Microsoft Teams, visit our Microsoft Teams web page. 

What Teams offers

Bring together your communications (chats and meetings) and work into one space.

  • Reduce the email burden by using instant messaging (chats), conversations within your teams and meetings (audio, video and chat).
  • Use @ mentions for individuals, channels or whole team to get the attention of your audience.
  • Bring together all the useful elements of your work in your team channels, including websites, notebooks, files and apps.

How to Access Teams

Microsoft Teams can be used in a web browser or can be downloaded as an App to your desktop or mobile device.

Using the Teams Desktop and Mobile App

ICT at Imperial recommends users download the application to their device for the best experience. 

Using Teams in a Browser

You can access Teams when you log in to Office 365 and view all the applications via the waffle icon.

Please note that not all browsers support the full range of Teams functionality and therefore it is recommended that you consider using either of the following supported browsers:

  • Google Chrome (across Windows 10, Mac OS X and Linux)
  • Microsoft Edge (Windows and Mac OS X)

Browser versions of Teams do not allow screen sharing and provide a different meeting experience by only showing single speaker view, as opposed to the grid view of multiple people available in the Desktop and Mobile App.