Office 365 Documentation


Microsoft Teams

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is Office 365's hub for teamwork. It is collaboration tool that provides teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space. You can utilize features like document collaboration, one-on-one chat, team chat, and more. Microsoft Teams is also fully integrated with many other Office 365 services.

Important Information about Microsoft Teams at LSUHSC

  • New: External Users can now be added to LSUHSC Microsoft Teams. If you currently have a Team that you'd like to add external users to please notify
  • Permissions in Microsoft Teams are managed by Team Owners. If more granular security controls are needed, or if you'd like permissions to be based on Active Directory group membership, a SharePoint site may be a better fit. Please see our SharePoint documentation page for more information. (
  • A Microsoft Team is not required to use one on one chat, group chat, and meeting functionality in the Microsoft Teams application.
  • Ad-hoc creation is disabled in Microsoft Teams at LSUHSC. Please use the request form linked to below to request a Microsoft Team.
  • Dial-in functionality is not configured for Microsoft Teams meetings at LSUHSC. (Zoom is LSUHSC's Video Conferencing Platform)

Microsoft Teams Features

  • Document collaboration
  • Persistent one-on-one/group chat
  • Persistent Team chat
  • Meetings/Calls
    • 12/18/20 Notice: Due to a recent Microsoft policy change 1:1 calls in Teams can not be recorded. Note that this does not effect scheduled teams meetings of any size which can be recorded. If you have a business use case to record 1:1 calls please email   
  • Integration with Office 365 apps such as Microsoft Forms, Word and Excel

Access Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams can be accessed via the Office 365 Portal or the Teams desktop and mobile application.

Request a Microsoft Team 


Tutorials and Documentation

Video: Welcome to Microsoft Teams Video

Video: Go-To Guide for Teams Owners

Video: Use apps in Teams

Videos: Microsoft Teams Video Training Hub

Documentation: Microsoft Teams Help and Learning Website

Documentation: Microsoft Teams for Education Quick Start Guide

Documentation: Microsoft Teams Virtual Backgrounds

Demo Video: How to use Microsoft Teams, a demo tutorial (2019)

Questions and Feedback

Use this form to send your questions and feedback regarding Microsoft Teams.

Teams Interface Overview

Teams overview