How to Use Microsoft Teams

There are multiple ways of joining a Teams Meeting using the link provided. For best presentation quality, we recommend using your home computer, laptop or other device with a larger screen.

Please note, on mobile devices, you will be required to download the Teams App. You can choose to sign in as a guest, no registration required, and then delete the app after the meeting.

On a computer using the computer audio and/or camera:

  1. Click on the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link in your meeting invitation email. If you already have the Teams App installed, either the meeting will open automatically, or you may get a message: “Open in Teams? https://teams.microsoft.com wants to open this application.” Select Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. If you do not have the Teams app installed, it is not necessary to install at this time. Click on Join on the Web Instead.
  3. Make certain your computer microphone and camera are turned on.
  4. Click on the Camera and Microphone symbols on the screen to turn them on and off accordingly.
  5. Enter your name in the black bar and click on Join Now.

On a computer using the phone for audio:

  1. Click on the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link in your meeting invitation email. If you already have the Teams App installed, either the meeting will open automatically or you may get a message: “Open in Teams? https://teams.microsoft.com wants to open this application.” Select Open Microsoft Teams.
  2. If you do not have the Teams app installed, it is not necessary to install at this time. Click on Join on the Web Instead.
  3. Find the Microphone symbol on the Teams control panel and click on it to turn it off. This will prevent echoes and feedback during the meeting.
  4. Note: Please make sure to turn off your computer speakers / volume using the sound settings on your device. This will prevent echoes and feedback during the meeting.
  5. Enter your name in the black bar.
  6. Click on Dial in Manually or Phone Audio.
  7. The Use Phone for Audio box will appear displaying the conference phone number and conference ID number.
  8. On your phone, dial the number and enter the conference ID when prompted.
  9. If you choose to use your computer camera, make sure it is turned on. Click on the Camera symbol on the screen to turn it on and off accordingly.

On a mobile device (iPhone, Android, Tablet):

  1. Tap the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link in your meeting invitation email.
  2. If you already have the Teams App installed, the meeting will open automatically.
  3. Tap the screen to make the Camera and Microphone symbols appear. Tap on the symbols to turn them on and off accordingly.
  4. Click Join Now.
  5. If you do not have the Teams app installed, tap on Get Teams. Follow the instructions for downloading and installing the app.
  6. Tap on Join as a Guest.
  7. At the Teams Would Like to Access your Microphone prompt, tap on OK.
  8. Tap the screen to make the Camera and Microphone symbols appear. Tap on the symbols to turn them on and off accordingly.