Microsoft Teams

​Microsoft Teams combines workplace chat, video and audio calls, meetings, notes and files. The service integrates many Office 365 applications, such as SharePoint Online, Planner and Stream, and puts them in one easy to reach location. 

It's also a great tool to use when you're Working from Home

Find out below how you can use Teams and Office 365 to improve communication and collaboration. All Cardiff Met students and staff can join a Team or even set up their own.


Microsoft Teams webinars - A series of webinars on using Teams for remote working and remote teaching have been scheduled for the end of Spring Term 2020.

More details and sign-up


When to use Teams

We appreciate there are lots of different communication tools and storage platforms available to Cardiff Met staff and students.  Take a look at the Communicating and Collaborating at Cardiff Met for advice on core communication and storage tools.

What devices to use with Teams?

You can use Teams with Windows & Apple Computers, as well as Android and IOS devices.  You'll get the best experience when your device has a webcam and microphone but Teams can still provide a lot of useful functionality without them. 

How to access Teams

Download the Teams App for your device to get the best experience. You can also sign-in at Teams on the web

Using Teams

Microsoft has some great guidance to get the best out of Teams but If you've not used it before we'd suggest starting with the Interactive Demo

The Interactive Demo covers some of the most commonly used features in Teams and the short videos below provide more information to get you quickly up and running with Teams.

Prefer a PDF? Microsoft have written a Quick Start guide to get you started

Teams and Channels

Chats, Calls and Meetings

Manage Notifications

Setup a Team

All staff and students can create Teams but before doing so think carefully about the name you'll use and it may be worth checking if a Team has already been created for the same or a similar requirement that you could join instead. When you need to create a Team follow the video guides below:
Create your Team
Manage your Team

Meeting Audiences over 350 people

Microsoft Teams can only host meetings with a maximum audience size of 250. For larger audiences you should create a Microsoft Live Event. You have to have this enabled on your user account, for more details on live events see:
Microsoft Live Events

Visit https://support.office.com/en-us/office-training-center/teams-tips for more useful tips and tricks to use with Teams.

 Content Editor

Teams can be used in a modern web browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari):

  1. Visit: portal.office.com
  2. Sign-in with your Office 365 account: ST[student number]@outlook.cardiffmet.ac.uk or for staff SM[staff number]@cardiffmet.ac.uk
  3. Select Teams from the list of apps.

More information about working from home can be found here