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Microsoft Teams is a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, and even the occasional emoji! All in one secure place accessible to everyone you choose to collaborate with. Connect with anyone on campus - all Geneseo users are licensed for Teams, making it easier to add people to a team or search, call, and chat.

Microsoft Teams Workshops

CIT is hosting several Teams workshops between October 3, 2022 – January 13, 2023. For details and to sign up, visit

Installing the Teams Application

The app may already be on your computer; if it is not you can install Teams by launching Software Center on your Windows machine or CIT Self Service on your Mac then searching for teams and clicking install. If you open a Teams meeting via a web browser, you will enter the meeting as a Guest. Open your Teams app! You can also get the Android or iPhone and iPad iOS apps.

Creating a Team for your Department

All Geneseo faculty, staff, and students are able to create a new team for your department or group. Here are some suggestions as you create your team:

  1. Review this Microsoft document for how to create a team from scratch. Note that all Geneseo teams have the word "Team" added to team names.
  2. If your group is private, invite people to your team. You can also invite non-Geneseo email addresses (they will get an email invitation). If you anticipate a large membership, you can share a join code via email to encourage people to join your team.
  3. Identify additional owners of the team to share administrative duties. Owners will also receive notices about the team, such as expiration and deletion warnings should the team become inactive.
  4. Create some channels. We recommend starting with a few, such as General, Water-Cooler, Functional Groups, project teams.
  5. Set up your notifications. Microsoft has a good guide on all the notifications settings. It's also a good idea to talk with your team about what the expectations are around teams notifications.

Workshop Recording

This workshop at Geneseo was recorded previously.

Teams at Geneseo

CIT has created a few public teams that you are welcome to join (and eventually there will be more!).

Make a Chat with me or Call me link for teams

If you want to make it easy for people to chat with your start a video call with you, you can share with them a link that allows them to chat or call you in teams. 

Simply replace the username of this url with your username and you can share it 

You also can make a call me link by changing chat to call and updating the username


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