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[[File:Teams-logo.png|75px|left]]Anyone with an Evergreen account can use Teams to make video calls and video meetings.  You do not need to be a member of a team to use these features.
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=== Calls vs Meetings ===
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Video calls and video meetings are similar but there are some differences.
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* Meetings can be scheduled in advance
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* Meetings have breakout rooms
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=== Desktop App vs Web App ===
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You can use Teams meetings and calls from the desktop app or the web app.  The web app has some limitations.  Microsoft has an [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/meetings-and-live-events-5c3e0646-dc37-45ad-84a4-1666fac62d4e?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US article] that details the differences between using Teams on different platforms.
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The web app has these limitations
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* Only one active speaker
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* No together mode
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* No background blur
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* No custom background
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* No live captions
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=== Settings ===
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==== Audio and Video Settings ====
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You can check your audio and video settings before making a call.
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# In '''Teams''' click your icon in the top right corner
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# Select '''Settings'''
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# Select '''Devices'''
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# Check your microphone, speaker and camera settings as needed.
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# Click '''Make a test call''' if you want to test your set up
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# Click the '''X''' in the top right to close the window
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==== New Meeting Experience ====
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Advanced meeting features are available if the [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/get-a-preview-of-new-meeting-features-04533e91-3203-4530-a1c0-8f77c0731699# new meeting experience] is turned on.
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# In '''Teams''' click your icon in the top right corner
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# Select '''Settings'''
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# Select '''General'''
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# Check the box next to '''Turn on new meeting experience'''
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# Click the '''X''' in the top right to close the window
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# Restart '''Teams'''
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=== Make A Call ===
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# In Teams click the '''Calls''' button on the far left
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# In the lower part of the '''Calls''' column enter a name or an Evergreen email address
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## Multiple names can be entered
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# At the bottom click the phone icon to start an audio call or the camera icon to start a video call
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=== Video Meetings ===
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Meetings can be scheduled in Teams or in Outlook. Below are the steps for using Teams. Please see Microsoft's documentation on [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/schedule-a-meeting-in-teams-943507a9-8583-4c58-b5d2-8ec8265e04e5 Scheduling a meeting in Teams]
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==== Schedule a Meeting from within Teams====
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# In '''Teams''' click the '''Calendar''' button on the left
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# In the top right click '''+New Meeting'''
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# The '''New Meeting''' window will appear.  You can use the '''Details''' tab or click '''Scheduling Assistant'''
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# Add a Title
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# Add required attendees
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# Click '''Optional''' if you have optional attendees
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# Fill in the date and time
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# Type a message if needed
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# Click '''Send''' in the top right
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==== Meeting Options ====
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A few meeting settings can be set before the meeting.  If you are meeting with a co-worker or classmates the default settings may be fine.  If this is a public meeting you should check the settings.  Microsoft has an [https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-dbd5-45f9-aae9-a70e6354f88e#:~:text=%20There%20are%20three%20different%20ways%20to%20get,the%20list%20of%20participants%2C%20choose%20Manage...%20More%20 article] detailing the options
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Settings include:
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* Who can bypass the lobby?
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* Always let callers bypass the lobby
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* Announce when callers join or leave
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* Who can present?
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* Allow attendees to unmute
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# In '''Teams''' click the '''Calendar''' button on the left
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# Find the meeting and double click it to edit the meeting.
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# Click the '''Meeting Options''' button
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## Note Safari is not supported on macOS
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# The '''Meeting Options''' window will open in a web browser
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# Configure settings as needed
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# Click '''Save'''
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==== Starting a Meeting ====
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# In '''Teams''' click the '''Calendar''' button on the left
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# Find the meeting and click once
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# Click the '''Join''' button
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# In the new window you can select your audio and video settings.
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# When ready click '''Join Now'''
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Latest revision as of 08:50, 12 January 2021


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Anyone with an Evergreen account can use Teams to make video calls and video meetings. You do not need to be a member of a team to use these features.

Calls vs Meetings

Video calls and video meetings are similar but there are some differences.

  • Meetings can be scheduled in advance
  • Meetings have breakout rooms

Desktop App vs Web App

You can use Teams meetings and calls from the desktop app or the web app. The web app has some limitations. Microsoft has an article that details the differences between using Teams on different platforms.

The web app has these limitations

  • Only one active speaker
  • No together mode
  • No background blur
  • No custom background
  • No live captions

Settings

Audio and Video Settings

You can check your audio and video settings before making a call.

  1. In Teams click your icon in the top right corner
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Devices
  4. Check your microphone, speaker and camera settings as needed.
  5. Click Make a test call if you want to test your set up
  6. Click the X in the top right to close the window

New Meeting Experience

Advanced meeting features are available if the new meeting experience is turned on.

  1. In Teams click your icon in the top right corner
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select General
  4. Check the box next to Turn on new meeting experience
  5. Click the X in the top right to close the window
  6. Restart Teams

Make A Call

  1. In Teams click the Calls button on the far left
  2. In the lower part of the Calls column enter a name or an Evergreen email address
    1. Multiple names can be entered
  3. At the bottom click the phone icon to start an audio call or the camera icon to start a video call

Video Meetings

Meetings can be scheduled in Teams or in Outlook. Below are the steps for using Teams. Please see Microsoft's documentation on Scheduling a meeting in Teams

Schedule a Meeting from within Teams

  1. In Teams click the Calendar button on the left
  2. In the top right click +New Meeting
  3. The New Meeting window will appear. You can use the Details tab or click Scheduling Assistant
  4. Add a Title
  5. Add required attendees
  6. Click Optional if you have optional attendees
  7. Fill in the date and time
  8. Type a message if needed
  9. Click Send in the top right

Meeting Options

A few meeting settings can be set before the meeting. If you are meeting with a co-worker or classmates the default settings may be fine. If this is a public meeting you should check the settings. Microsoft has an article detailing the options

Settings include:

  • Who can bypass the lobby?
  • Always let callers bypass the lobby
  • Announce when callers join or leave
  • Who can present?
  • Allow attendees to unmute


  1. In Teams click the Calendar button on the left
  2. Find the meeting and double click it to edit the meeting.
  3. Click the Meeting Options button
    1. Note Safari is not supported on macOS
  4. The Meeting Options window will open in a web browser
  5. Configure settings as needed
  6. Click Save

Starting a Meeting

  1. In Teams click the Calendar button on the left
  2. Find the meeting and click once
  3. Click the Join button
  4. In the new window you can select your audio and video settings.
  5. When ready click Join Now