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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 securely

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

  • Make learning engaging

    Create engaging assignments and customized learning experiences with Office 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.

Build community and improve collaboration

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

A Teams video call in Together mode simulating a lecture hall environment.
A Teams video call in Together mode simulating a lecture hall environment.

Personalize learning for each student

Insights for educators help teachers support each student and provide individual feedback on assignments to make learning more engaging.

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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.

A class notebook full of mathematical formulas in Teams.
A class notebook full of mathematical formulas in Teams.

More than 270K educational organizations around the world are using Teams to enable learning

Enhancing learning at school and at home

Union County Public Schools use Microsoft Teams to improve the hybrid learning experience and keep students engaged and connected.

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Reimaging remote learning on a global scale

Indiana University used Microsoft Teams to create an award-winning remote exam solution for students around the world.

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Additional resources

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


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.

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.

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