Teams and Planner

Microsoft Teams is a versatile and editable hub for teamwork. It provides both bilateral instant messaging and video call features between two parties as well as permanent discussion channels for different groups. With Planner, you can compile a work plan, gather a team, define tasks and keep track of progress.

You can use Teams either with a browser or with a client software to be installed in the workstation. The easiest way to use the software is with the desktop application available for centrally administered Windows computers from the Software Portal. For iPhones and Android phones, Teams can be found in the application store.

See here for pro tips and best practices

Teams and Planner are part of the Office 365 services. You can find all the services here.

Teams in the browser

Go to Start Teams in the OWA waffle:


Teams on a workstation (workstation app)

How to obtain Teams:

Creating a new Team

When creating a new Team, use the abbreviation of your department with a hyphen in order to avoid misunderstandings (e.g. YPA-, TIKE-, MMTDK-). Administration may rename or remove incorrectly or inappropriately named Teams.

How to get started:

Microsoft Planner

With Microsoft Planner, you can compile a work plan, gather a team, define tasks and keep track of progress. Microsoft Planner can be used by most people with the Office 365 subscription of their place of work or educational institution.

Tip: gather a Team with Microsoft Teams and add Planner as a tab in Teams.

How to get started:

Guest access from outside University

There is the option of adding members outside the university (Office 365 and Windows Live users) to the Teams and Planner groups.

More information: See Microsoft Support.

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