Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a powerful tool that allows you to stay connected with your faculty colleagues and students, bringing together simultaneous document editing, chat, video conferencing, project management tools and third-party apps into one shared workspace.

For additional training on these and other Office 365 tools, check out these resources from LinkedIn Learning: Office 365 User Training.

Microsoft Teams Resources

Microsoft Teams is a great tool for fostering class collaboration. Here are a few resources that provide support.

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

GETTING STARTED:

  • Login to Teams: access O365, go to Office.com and sign in with your bannerID, followed by @durhamcollege.ca (i.e. 10012346@durhamcollege.ca) and your network password. Step-by-step instructions are available here.
  • Resource: How to create a Team for your course
  • Resource: How to share your Team with your students with a ‘join code’
  • Resource: Invite external guests to your Team
    • External guests are guests who do not have a durhamcollege.ca email account. Once they are members of your Microsoft Teams workspace, guest users can access files, join meetings, engage in chats, etc., just like other members in the workspace.  When adding the users, do not add them by name, add them using their full external email address

HAVING A VIDEO MEETING:

To ensure accessibility, please include live captions in your video meetings. Check out our page on Live Captioning to learn more

TEMPLATE FOR FACULTY COMMUNICATION TO STUDENTS ON HOW TO JOIN A TEAM

HOW IS MS TEAMS DIFFERENT THAN THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM IN DC CONNECT?

Resource being developed

REMEMBER: DON’T FORGET ABOUT CAPTIONS

All videos need to be captioned for your class. With Microsoft Teams, you can turn on live captioning for synchronous classes or meetings by downloading the desktop Teams app and not using the online version of Teams.

Using the desktop Teams app will allow faculty and students to benefit from full functionality - including the live captions option that will contribute to accessibility. Faculty who are planning to use Microsoft Teams will need to use the desktop Teams app to start the video meeting.

CAPTIONING SERVICE THROUGH THE CAFE:

Are you sharing a YouTube video that doesn’t have correct auto captions?

  • The CAFE outsources captioning work to 3PlayMedia
  • They provide a one-week turnaround at the standard rate. Quicker turnaround is possible for a higher fee. All costs are covered by Durham College.
  • What is needed from you? A link to your YouTube video (easiest option) or the actual video itself
  • Contact the CAFE at cafe@durhamcollege.ca to have your video sent for captioning