IT pros, get Office 365 A1 free for your entire school
Including a full version of Microsoft Teams.1
Have assignments, classes, and class work all in one place, along with easy notetaking with OneNote in Microsoft Teams.
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.
Use voice and video to meet with your class, teacher, or breakout into smaller student groups. Teams is available wherever you are.
Show your screen or a presentation in chat and meetings.
See the whole class in a new way for discussions and presentations.
Make your voice heard without disrupting fellow students.
Easily read conversations and chats in a more personalized format, all in Microsoft Teams.
Live closed captions (US only), ASL visibility features, and dozens of language options for chat translation.
Collaborate in Microsoft Teams using a freeform, infinite digital canvas.
Divide into smaller groups to discuss, connect, and learn together.
Track, complete, and turn in class assignments.
Blur your meeting background, pick an image, or upload your own.
Dozens of help articles to help you get started with Microsoft Teams for Education.
Resources, training, and how-to guides to help schools, educators, students, and their families as they navigate their “new normal.”
Holly Langham, Technology Innovation Specialist
Duval County Public Schools
Oddfríður Marni Rasmussen, Teacher
Skúlin á Fløtum Elementary School
Shannon Mastrogiovanni, Teacher
Newmark Education K-8 and High School
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.