Empower students and educators with Microsoft Teams for schools
Finally, there’s a better way to connect the dots between in-person and remote learning. Microsoft Teams for education brings everyone and everything together in one powerful communication app for schools–and it’s free for students and teachers of all grade levels with a valid email address.
Microsoft Teams for schools makes it easy for educators to set up virtual classrooms, keep assignments organized, and collaborate on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files in real time.
Supplement your in-classroom activities with personalized tools designed to accommodate the diverse learning styles of every student, from K-12 to higher education.
Reach out to students, staff, parents, and guardians in a secure digital environment—including video conferencing and supervised messaging for students.
Connect, collaborate, and educate,
all in one place
Encourage independent learning
Access personalized tools that allow students to practice and learn on their own–with help from our AI-assisted digital learning coaches and built-in progress trackers.
- Build literacy confidence with Reading Progress
- Improve public speaking skills with Presenter Coach
- Sharpen professional expertise with Career Coach
- Track each student’s progress with Educational Insight
Develop social skills
Support students’ emotional and social well-being and provide a safe space to navigate feelings with age-appropriate activities that promote social-emotional learning (SEL).
- Check in on students’ emotional states with Reflect
- Bring emotions to life with the Feelings Monster
- Have fun with ready-to-play SEL games in Kahoot!
Go beyond the classroom
Use Microsoft Teams for education to bridge the gap between educational and professional environments with hands-on learning tools that help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.
- Submit, save, and extract information from handwritten notes and assignments with Office Lens
- Divide students into smaller breakout rooms for ice breakers, exam prep, discussions, or group work
- Use the Assignments and Grades feature to assign tasks, quiz students, use grading rubrics, and track individual and class-wide achievements over time
Address learning barriers
Implement proven techniques that make the educational experience more accessible and inclusive for all students regardless of their age, language, fluency, or abilities.
- Get access to ASL visibility features, text decoding solutions, and much more with Immersive Reader
- Translate lectures or lessons into a student’s language of choice with OneNote Live Captions
Use Teams for free
Students and teachers from K-12 to collegiate level can use Teams for free with an eligible active school email.
Do more with Microsoft 365
Explore a range of affordable pricing plans and get access to even more of Microsoft’s education apps, tools, and services.
Access files from anywhere
With Teams + Office 365, you can sync up all your apps, documents, and resources in one secure location.
- Co-author Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on any device
- Get creative and visualize ideas on Whiteboard
- Search and share lesson plans and assignments with OneNote
Integrate into your LMS
Incorporate Microsoft’s suite of educational tools directly into your school’s learning management systems (LMS).
- Bring Office 365 into your workflows with OneDrive LTI
- Manage and join meetings with Teams Meetings LTI
- Sync with Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, and more
Trusted by 270k+ educational organizations
We have a whole new tool kit with Teams that we can use to do things we’d never considered before, and that opens up possibilities for our students and for our teachers that benefit everyone.Casey Rimmer, Director of Innovation and EdTech, Union County Public Schools
I think that's what Teams does. It's amazing, because we think about how a conversation is carried today and how kids have conversations today.Rob Dickson, CIO, Wichita Public Schools
We were just starting to dabble in Teams, so when we went remote, we turned around and said everyone is using Teams. Now we have teachers saying they will never abandon Microsoft Teams. They say, ‘I cannot imagine what I did before!’ and that has been essential for finding new ways of collaboration for the students.Jeni Long, Instructional Technologist, Eagle Mountain Saginaw Independent School District
Watch step-by-step tutorials on how to use a range of Teams features.
Get hands-on experience with all of Microsoft’s Education tools.
Find resources and trainings for how to use Teams to help improve student outcomes.
Getting started guide
Students, teachers, and parents alike can learn how to use Teams in a few simple steps.
Education support center
Get answers to your questions, find best practices, and learn from the Microsoft Education community.
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Microsoft Everyday Real Learning Community
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Frequently asked questions
- Safety and security
- Additional resources
Q: How do I sign in to Microsoft Teams for education?
To access Microsoft Teams for Education, click Sign In and 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.
Q: How do I create class and staff teams?
Learn how to create class and staff teams in Microsoft Teams in just a few simple steps.
Q: How do I create, attend, and run meetings in Microsoft Teams for schools?
Get clear guidance for creating, attending, and running meetings—with specific tips for educators, students, and administrators.
Q: How do I get support if Teams isn't working?
Need help? Try these troubleshooting tips, email Office Support with your question, visit the Office Support Center, or ask the Microsoft Education community.
Q: Where can I propose ideas for new Teams features for schools?
Tell us how we can make Teams better for your classroom and staff with our Teams UserVoice forum.
Q: What control do educators and school IT have for student safety in online meetings?
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 help keep students safe in ourTeams guide for IT professionals and educators.
Q: Where can I find more professional development and education training resources for Teams?
Build your remote and hybrid teaching skills with free online training and resources, including live Stores sessions, professional development training, on-demand content, and more.
Get started on Teams Educator training
Q: I'm a parent or guardian. Are there resources to help with distance learning?
Yes! Check outsome educational resourcesfor parents to learn more about how to keep distance learning engaging, and find additional activities for your children.
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