Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guide

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a hub where faculty, staff, students, content, and conversations come together. Accessed via the web or by downloading the app, Teams is available on your PC, Mac, or mobile device.  All students, faculty, and staff have the ability to create and join a team. For Teams usage, policies, and guidelines, see Elon's Microsoft Teams Usage Policy.

Key features:

  • Team collaboration
  • Instant messaging for group and one-to-one
  • Content organization with tabs and channels while limiting access to team members
  • Status availability options (Available, Busy, Away, Do not disturb, etc)
  • Shared file storage for departments, courses, learning communities, committees, etc.
  • Scheduled or impromptu web conferencing
  • App integrations with OneDrive, Word, PowerPoint, etc. 

Instructions for accessing your Elon Teams account can be found here: Access Microsoft Teams Knowledge Base article.


To learn more about the anatomy of a Team and how to integrate Teams into your classroom or department, explore the helpful resources below.

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