Educators and IT pros, learn more about Microsoft Teams for Education.

Microsoft Teams for Education

Classes, meetings, assignments, files, and collaboration, all in one place.

Teams Education

IT pros, get Office 365 A1 free for your entire school

Including a full version of Microsoft Teams.1

Microsoft Teams for Education brings together everything you need in class and at school.

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Keep classes, notes, assignments, and your school calendar together

Have assignments, classes, and class work all in one place, along with easy notetaking with OneNote in Microsoft Teams.

Collaborate on group work, projects, and school club activities

Bring together the right group to chat and collaborate. Share and work together using Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint directly in Teams.

Team conversation for a class in Microsoft Teams.
Together mode in Microsoft Teams shows meeting participants who appear to be seated next to each other in a virtual auditorium.

Be part of engaging online classes and meetings

Use voice and video to meet with your class, teacher, or smaller student groups. Teams is available wherever you are.

Features

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    Assignments

    Track, complete, and turn in class assignments.

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    Screensharing

    Show your screen or a presentation in chat and meetings.

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    Immersive reader

    Easily read conversations and chats in a more personalized format, all in Microsoft Teams.

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    Whiteboard

    Collaborate in Microsoft Teams using a freeform, infinite digital canvas.

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    Raise your hand

    Make your voice heard without disrupting fellow students.

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    Together mode

    See the whole class in a new way for discussions and presentations.

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    Custom backgrounds

    Blur your meeting background, pick an image, or upload your own.

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    Accessibility

    Live closed captions (US only), ASL visibility features, and dozens of language options for chat translation.

Are you an educator, IT professional, or school admin?

Learn more about using Microsoft Teams at your school on our education site.

Getting started with Microsoft Teams

Signing in

Learn how to sign in to Teams for the first time.

Joining meetings

Create, attend, and run virtual lectures, presentations, discussion groups, and more.

Join a class

Access your online classroom in Microsoft Teams.

Assignments

View upcoming and submitted assignments by class or across all your classes.

Downloadable guides

Download PDFs for offline, all-in-one access to Microsoft Teams tips.

Getting started videos

Watch the short videos in the Microsoft Education playlist to help you get started in Microsoft Teams.


Making the transition to remote and hybrid learning

Resources, training, and how-to guides to help schools, educators, students, and their families as they navigate their “new normal.”

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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, download the Teams app to your desired device, and get going. You can find some 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 with some quick tips about collaboration in Teams in this teamwork article.

Yes! Check out some recommendations for parents on how to keep distance learning engaging as well as some activities for your children.

If you already have Teams, just click on the Help icon on the bottom left in the app, then click on Training. You’ll see the latest training and be able to search for how to get started and what else to learn. You can also find a lot of great 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 educators can keep students safe in our guide for IT and educators.

First, 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 you can join at the right time, 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 click +Add work to upload your file. Then click Turn in. Learn more about turning in your assignments in Teams. Or, learn more 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, click the “…” in the meeting and choose different options to view like Large Gallery or Together Mode. Learn more about meeting options.

Go to the Microsoft Teams UserVoice for School and Universities. You can search to see if someone else has submitted the same idea and vote, or you can submit your own idea and track it to see if your idea makes it into Microsoft Teams.

Customer Stories

 

 

 

“Truly connecting with the pupils is one of the most important tasks for me as a teacher. Microsoft Teams allows me to do this. Even when I’m teaching remotely, I can connect with my students. I can talk to the whole class to explain an assignment, for example, or I can talk to one student at a time.”

 

Oddfríður Marni Rasmussen, Teacher

Skúlin á Fløtum Elementary School

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“Almost every educator I have met has said, ‘I will never go back to teaching without these tools. Teams and OneNote have changed the way I teach forever. Even when back in the classroom and I have all my kids in front of me, I cannot go back to the way I was doing it before.'”

 

Holly Langham, Technology Innovation Specialist

Duval County Public Schools

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“It was easy to get everyone acclimated to it and they really liked the ability to have everything right there. We don’t waste time searching for papers. There are no lost assignments. It alleviates a lot of stress and pressure, which makes everybody a little bit more open to learning.”

 

Shannon Mastrogiovanni, Teacher

Newmark Education K-8 and High School

1. Accredited academic institutions: get your entire school signed up for free with Office 365 A1, which includes Microsoft Teams. Learn more about what’s included with Office 365 A1 for your students and for teachers, faculty, and staff.