Student Guide to Microsoft Teams Meetings


Student guide to using Microsoft Teams meetings.


Some instructors may use Microsoft Teams Meetings to meet with students. Here are some general information and guidelines for students related to using Teams. 

General Information

  • If you're using a Windows, Mac or Chromebook device, the only option is to join a Teams meeting using your web browser.
  • If you're using an iOS or Android device, the Microsoft Teams app can be downloaded from the app store.
Please Note: If using the app, you'll need to sign-in using a personal Microsoft account; you won't be able to sign-in using your campus email address.
  • An Internet connection is required to join a Teams Meeting (call-in option is not currently available).

Join the meeting 

If your instructor shared the meeting link via Brightspace, simply click on the link. If you received an email inviting you to join a Teams meeting, follow these steps to join the meeting: 

  1. Open the e-mail that you received from your instructor and click the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link. 

Click join Microsoft Teams Meeting link

  1. You'll be presented with three options to join the meeting. Choose Continue on this browser.

Join teams meeting options

  1. When prompted, click Allow to allow Teams to use your computer's microphone and camera.

Click allow to allow mic and camera

  1. Enter your name, select whether you want to have your microphone and camera on, and click Join now.

Enter name and other options

  1. You'll see the message We've let people in the meeting know you're waiting until the meeting organizer admits you into the meeting.

Wait for organizer to admit you into the meeting

Participate in the meeting

When you join a Teams meeting, you'll see a floating toolbar at the bottom of the screen. If you don't see this toolbar, hovering your mouse anywhere within the Teams window should make it reappear. This toolbar has several buttons that help you engage in the meeting.

Toggle camera on and off 

Toggle mic on and off

Use to share screen or a file

Click three dots for more options

Click the hand button to raise your hand

Click the speech bubble button to open chat

Click the people button to view participants

Click the phone button to leave meeting




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