Microsoft Teams logo Microsoft Teams is a centralized portal for communication methods including instant messaging, team meetings, video conferencing, and file sharing. 

Accessing Teams

Microsoft Teams is available to all PennO365 users (including at the School of Nursing)

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Quick Start Guide

Microsoft Teams integrates with other O365 tools such as calendars, contacts, OneDrive storage, SharePoint sites, and OneNote. Get started with Teams by viewing the guide below.

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More Guides

Learn more and get started with Microsoft Teams
Watch the Welcome video to get an overview of Teams
Watch a series of short Quick Start videos for a walkthrough of Teams
Watch the Meetings videos to learn how to use meetings in Teams

Explore Teams Features

Explore the Activity feed in Teams
Learn about teams and channels
Work with files in Teams

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Teams?

Teams is both a collaboration tool and a video conferencing tool combined into one application. Along with the typical video conferencing features found in an application like Zoom, Teams also has persistent shared chats for meetings, full integration with Microsoft Outlook, and a collaborative space for teams to share files, to-do lists, and message boards, along with many other applications found in its app store.

Teams can also be used as a chat client allowing you to quickly message people throughout the school without having to write a formal email. This essentially allows you to message others without exchanging personal phone numbers, like texting.

Who can create a team?
Anyone with a Nursing email address can create their own team. Learn how to create a team here.
What should I create a team for?
A team can be useful for departments to have a centralized space to chat, share, and meet. It’s also useful to create a team for group projects both within your department and across departments. This allows for easy referral when looking for materials and communications related to the project.
Does Teams provide Canvas integration?
At this time, there is not a Canvas integration provided for Teams. If you would like to use Teams for a class, we strongly encourage you to reach out to the Instructional Design and Learning Technology team by emailing
On which devices can I use Teams?
Teams is available for all of the major platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android). Download the Teams app here.
Is there a limit to how many teams I can create?
You can create and run up to 250 active teams.
Is there a limit to how many teams I can join?
You can join up to 1,000 active teams.
How do I schedule a Teams meeting?
View instructions for scheduling a meeting through the Teams app for desktop or mobile.

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