Microsoft Teams

This is a temporary article. Updates will be made shortly on this page.


You can use Microsoft Teams (part of Office 365)  for teaching. Leiden University, however, only recommends using Microsoft Teams for online teaching for groups with up to 15 participants. This restriction is due to the tool’s functionalities and moderation possibilities.


You can use Microsoft Teams for, among other things:

  • Collaboration in small groups

  • Conducting video call discussions*

  • Sharing and/or editing documents*

  • Facilitating meetings

  • Giving and sharing feedback

  • One-on-one conversations with individual students

  • Conducting oral exams with individual students.

* Please note that Microsoft Teams should not be used to make recordings or store sensitive and/or personal information via OneDrive.


Functionalities

  • Sharing and storing documents**

  • Editing documents**

  • Chat*

  • Video calls*

  • Calling (without video)*

  • Sharing a screen

More information about these functionalities and their use will follow shortly.


**This tool is not a place for long term file storage. This should still be done

through existing data management options such as JDrive and PDrive/OneDrive.

* Please note that Microsoft Teams should not be used to make recordings or store sensitive and/or personal information via OneDrive.


Setting up MS Teams

Looking to quickly set up Microsoft Teams? Then follow these steps.

The following tips will help you host a meeting seamlessly.

Go to the helpdesk for more information about using Microsoft Teams.


General manuals and training

Microsoft itself has several manuals and documents available for the use of MS Teams. Please keep in mind that not all functionalities are available or can be used to facilitate education (e.g. in connection with AVG legislation and privacy considerations).


MS Teams for working from home

Microsoft Teams can be used for working online from home, having meetings with colleagues, or working remotely with your colleagues. See here for more information