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Empower students and educators with Microsoft Teams

Finally, there’s a better way to connect the dots between in-person and remote learning. Teams 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.

Collaborate seamlessly

Teams makes it easy for educators to set up virtual classrooms, keep assignments organized, and collaborate on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files in real time.

Support inclusivity

Supplement your in-classroom activities with personalized tools designed to accommodate the diverse learning styles of every student, from K-12 to higher education.

Communicate securely

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

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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
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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!
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Go beyond the classroom

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
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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

Start using Teams today

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.

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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
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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

Make the most of Teams

Learn how to use key Teams features like Whiteboard, polling, Spotlight, and more.

How-tos

Watch step-by-step tutorials on how to use a range of Teams features.

Interactive demos

Get hands-on experience with all of Microsoft’s Education tools.

Teams hub

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.

Microsoft support

Find help with all things related to Microsoft products, apps, software, and services.

Microsoft Everyday Real Learning Community

Connect with a global community dedicated to improving distance learning with help from peers and experts.

Frequently asked questions

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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.

Sign in to Teams for students

Learn how to create class and staff teams in Microsoft Teams in just a few simple steps.

Create class team

Create staff team

Get clear guidance for creating, attending, and running meetings—with specific tips for educators, students, and administrators. 

Create and run meetings

Need help? Try these troubleshooting tips, email Office Support with your question, visit the Office Support Center, or ask the Microsoft Education community.

Teams troubleshooting guide

Contact support

Visit support center

Ask the community

Tell us how we can make Teams better for your classroom and staff with our Teams UserVoice forum.

Suggest new features


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.

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

Go to Teams webinar playlist

Get started with online Teams training course

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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Microsoft 365

Go beyond Teams with a suite of solutions.

Learn more about Microsoft 365