Course Content 

An Introduction to Microsoft Teams

This introduction to Microsoft Teams is for new users and Teams users alike.  All fundamental features are covered for using Teams with an NHS perspective. Despite being an introductory course, lots of useful hints and tips and best practice suggestions are also included for those who want to further their Teams knowledge.

Format:

A live discussion with a Teams trainer, using short videos which are discussed in sequence.  This allows attendees to see magnified buttons and controls and observe tasks being carried out.

Areas covered:

  • Navigation
  • Chat
  • Teams & Channels
  • Calls
  • Meetings
Hints and Tips

A follow on from An Introduction to Microsoft Teams covering these great features:

Meetings

  • Meeting Roles (Organiser/Presenter/Attendee)
  • Manage attendee permissions
  • Why scheduling meetings from shared calendars leads to issues
  • Meet now
  • Invite teams and channels to a meeting
  • The Join Screen
  • Phone audio – teams give you a number to call after you join, or teams can call you
  • Sharing – screen vs window plus other options
  • Sharing – Presenter mode
  • Meeting Options – Both scheduling and during a meeting
  • Copy & Share meeting link
  • Request someone to join
  • Spotlight speaker
  • Shortcut key to mute
  • Record meeting
  • Transcribe meeting
  • Focus & Full Screen modes
  • Attendance Report
  • Leave or End Meeting

Teams, Channels & Chat

  • Chat/Post keyboard shortcuts
  • Handy Search bar shortcuts
  • Keyboard shortcuts when sending chat messages/posts
  • Delivery Options
  • @ mentions and how to edit them
  • Share a Post to Outlook

An article about understanding meeting roles can be viewed by clicking this link:
Understanding Teams Meeting Roles

An article about the issues with Meetings and Shared Calendars can be viewed by clicking this link:
Problems with Meetings and Shared Calendars

An article about how to stop notifications can be viewed by clicking this link:
How do I stop notifications in Microsoft Teams?

Meetings

This course focuses on the things you can do within Teams meetings such as:

  • Meeting Roles (Organiser/Presenter/Attendee) – who can do what?
  • Meet Now, Video Calls and Meetings – what’s the difference?
  • Meeting Options – e.g. Specify your Presenters ahead of time, Record Automatically, Disable mic/camera for Attendees and more
  • Meeting Notes, Transcriptions, Whiteboard and Meeting Recordings
  • Spotlight – inc. multiple people
  • New look share screen – which options are best?
  • How to let someone else control your mouse when sharing
  • Zoom in on shared content
  • An overview of Breakout Rooms (Book on the Teams – Breakout Rooms course for more details)

An article about understanding meeting roles can be viewed by clicking this link:
Understanding Teams Meeting Roles

An article about the attendee limit within a Teams Meeting can be viewed by clicking this link:
How Many People can Attend a Teams Meeting?

An article about the issues with Meetings and Shared Calendars can be viewed by clicking this link:
Problems with Meetings and Shared Calendars

Breakout Rooms
  • Meeting Roles (Organiser/Presenter/Attendee) – how roles affect Breakout room performance
  • How to Auto Assign rooms
  • Manually assign rooms
  • Main Settings – e.g. Set a time limit for rooms
  • Make an Announcement to all rooms
  • How Organiser can move in and out of rooms
  • Access the Chat Conversations for each rooms

A recording of the full course can be viewed by clicking this link:
Teams Breakout Rooms (length: 8 mins 14 secs)

An article about understanding meeting roles can be viewed by clicking this link:
Understanding Teams Meeting Roles