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Microsoft Teams for Education Learn and grow together

Bring everyone and everything together in the one app that makes it easy to stay organized and connected.

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Built for every stage of learning

Microsoft Teams is designed to help educators and students get the most out of every day.

Primary and secondary schools

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  • Communicate more securely

    Connect, learn, and collaborate more securely with students, schools, districts, and the broader community and chat, including supervised chat for students.

  • Make learning engaging

    Create engaging assignments and customized learning experiences with Microsoft 365 and other apps, websites, and content. Support literacy with reading progress, a free built-in tool designed to improve reading fluency.

  • Support all types of learning

    Support the social and emotional growth of your class. Get insights and make connections to support each student with built-in tools that help connect student wellbeing to day-to-day class activities.

Higher education

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  • Collaborate easily

    Meet and chat about group assignments and collaborate in real time on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Teams also connects with many learning management systems to help students collaborate.

  • Learn from anywhere

    Microsoft Teams is available on any device and has features designed to make students feel included, even if they’re not in the classroom. Record classes so students can revisit content at their own pace.

  • Support student progress

    Track individual student and class progress with built-in insights that help you proactively identify at-risk students and take action to improve outcomes.

Download Microsoft Teams

Connect and collaborate with anyone no matter where you are.

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Build community and improve collaboration

Create better connections and a lasting community with chat, calls, and classes—all in one place.

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Get what you need, where you need it

Access everything for school—including notes, assignments, calendar, and class materials—from anywhere.

See how educational organizations are using Teams

USC’s Viterbi iPodia Program invests in collaborative hybrid learning to break down barriers in traditional education with Microsoft Teams

“We see Microsoft Teams as a powerful bridge for students to change their old habits into a new and more productive learning practice.”

Dr. Stephen Lu: Chair Professor and Director, Viterbi iPodia Program and iPodia Alliance

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Kent State University offers hybrid learning for remote and in-room students with Microsoft Teams

A hybrid meeting in Teams can be every bit as inclusive and effective as an in-person one. And more productive for students and educators, too, because they’re at the devices where they consume and create the content that they need for their class.

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Interactive demos

Get hands-on experience with Microsoft Education tools. Watch interactive demos designed for students, educators, families, school leaders, and IT professionals.

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Additional resources

Get the most out of Teams with tips and tricks, free activities, and information about key features.

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Teams for Education support

Discover all that Microsoft Teams can do for students and teachers. Find information on using Teams for teachers, learn about new features, and watch tips and training videos.

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For parents and guardians

Find resources designed to help families support their students, including answers about Microsoft tools, guidance on accessibility, and information on social and emotional learning.

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For educators and IT

Dive deeper into Microsoft Teams features and resources. Find more information about key features for classroom collaboration, support resources, and IT guidance.

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For IT admins

Get help enabling Teams for students, learning how to manage Teams in your school, and finding partner services with the Teams quick-start guide.

Frequently asked questions

  • To access Microsoft Teams for Education, enter the email address and password provided by your school. If your school is already signed up for Office 365 for Education and has turned on access to Microsoft Teams, or if your school is an accredited academic institution, you’ll be able to sign in or sign up. If you’re having trouble, please contact your school’s IT administrator.

  • The easiest way to get started is to sign in, and download the Teams app to your desired device. You’ll find helpful tips on getting starting using Teams for Education in the student quick- start guide.

  • Teams makes collaborating on group projects easy with chat, online meetings, threaded conversations, file sharing, and collaboration. Either start a chat, use a designated channel in a class team, or start your own team to begin collaborating. Learn more about collaboration in Teams.

  • If you already have Teams, select the Help icon on the bottom left in the app, and then select Training. You’ll see the latest training and be able to search for how to get started and what else to learn. You’ll also find a lot of learning content for education and for general Teams usage in the Microsoft Teams support site. 

  • Educators and IT administrators have many options to keep students safe before, during, and after classes held in online meetings and in student-to-student interaction. Learn more about how to keep students safe in the guide for IT and educators.

  • You should receive an email invitation to an online class meeting from your instructor or school administrator. (Select the green check mark to accept.) There are several ways to join, like right-clicking the meeting in your Teams calendar and selecting Join. Learn more about joining a class meeting.

  • Go to the General channel in the class and select Assignments. Pick the assignment you’d like to turn in, and if you need to, make sure to select +Add work to upload your file. Then select Turn in. Learn more about turning in your assignments in Teams. Or, and about viewing and navigating your assignments in Teams.

  • Your school or IT administrators may have decided to turn off certain functionality based on the needs of the school. If you’re not seeing certain icons like chat or calendar, contact your IT administrator. Learn more about troubleshooting in Teams

  • To see classmates who have their video turned on, select the ellipses (…) in the meeting and choose an option to view such as large gallery or together mode. Learn more about meeting options.

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