Microsoft Teams is a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, and even the occasional emoji! All in one secure place accessible to everyone you choose to collaborate with. Connect with anyone on campus - all Geneseo users are licensed for Teams, making it easier to add people to a team or search, call, and chat.
All Geneseo faculty, staff, and students are able to create a new team for your department or group. Here are some suggestions as you create your team:
Review this Microsoft document for how to create a team from scratch. Note that all Geneseo teams have the word "Team" added to team names.
If your group is private, invite people to your team. You can also invite non-Geneseo email addresses (they will get an email invitation). If you anticipate a large membership, you can share a join code via email to encourage people to join your team.
Identify additional owners of the team to share administrative duties. Owners will also receive notices about the team, such as expiration and deletion warnings should the team become inactive.
Create some channels. We recommend starting with a few, such as General, Water-Cooler, Functional Groups, project teams.
Set up your notifications. Microsoft has a good guide on all the notifications settings. It's also a good idea to talk with your team about what the expectations are around teams notifications.
Scheduling Teams meetings on behalf of others (Google Calendar)
The ability to manage calendar invitations in Google can be established by setting up a delegate relationship. This Google guide should be followed to delegate the ability to Make Changes to Events. As a delegate, follow these steps to ensure the Teams Meeting is owned by the meeting organizer: