Microsoft Teams: Getting Started

Microsoft Teams for Education is a cloud-based collaboration platform for use by faculty, staff, and students. You can chat, host and participate in video conferences, and share documents all from one place. Mobile apps for iOS and Android are also available.

 Getting Started in Microsoft Teams

Teams Logo

Step 1: Open your browser to:

 Login screen

Step 2: Sign in to your Microsoft O365 account.

  • Enter your primary Rice email address and select Next. (Your primary email address can be found in the Rice Directory or MyNetID account management system.)
  • You will then be prompted to enter your password. Use your NetID password.


Download the Teams Desktop App

Step 3: At this stage, you can either download the desktop app to your computer or continue to use the service from within your browser.

  • The desktop app will require you to log into your O365 account (repeat Step 2).
  • When using the web app in your browser, you will be prompted to either "Turn on" or "Dismiss" desktop notifications. These notifications will alert you to new messages or when you have been mentioned in a Teams chat.
Turn on or dismiss desktop notifications



Education Training for Microsoft Teams

Download the Teams for Education Quick Guide

Download the Teams App for Desktop or Mobile

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KeywordsTeams, Microsoft Teams for Education, O365, video conference, document share collaboration platform   Doc ID109397
OwnerChris B.GroupRice U
Created2021-02-25 16:07:16Updated2023-05-04 07:18:13
SitesRice University
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