Microsoft Teams is a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, and even the occasional emoji! All in one place, all in the open, all accessible to everyone. This article provides a brief overview of using Microsoft Teams and Classes in Canvas. 

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Before You Start

Faculty must enable Microsoft Sync in each class where they would like to use Teams and Classes. This prevents creating Teams that will not be used. For detailed instructions visit this Microsoft guide

  1. Select the Canvas course where you want to add Microsoft Teams or Classes
  2. Select Settings from the course navigation menu.
  3. Select the Integrations tab.
  4. Enable Microsoft Sync by turning the toggle on.

Create Teams Meetings for your Class

  1. Select Microsoft Teams meetings from the course navigation menu. 
  2. Click + New Meeting.
  3. Add meeting details. You must add at least one required attendee in order to have the meeting appear to your class for joining. You do not need to add the whole class.
  4. Click the Send button.
  5. Students can join your Teams Meetings from the Microsoft Teams meetings link.

Canvas and Microsoft Resources

Canvas and Microsoft have partnered together to provide complete documentation for educators. 


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