Microsoft Teams - Online Collaboration Space

Microsoft Teams is a virtual collaboration space that allows you to create/join your own groups (Teams), post messages, chat, meet, share files, and more. Teams also integrates with other services (e.g. Box, WebEx, Zoom, YouTube, etc.) to make collaborating even more convenient.

Teams desktop application

 

Ways to Access Microsoft Teams

You can access your Teams content in a variety of ways and on different devices.

  1. Open an internet browser (e.g. Chrome or Firefox) and go to teams.microsoft.com.
  2. A Microsoft login page will appear. Enter your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu) and click Next.Microsoft sign in window in browser
  3. In the Tufts login screen that appears, enter your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password, then click Sign in. You may also be asked to complete DUO two-factor authentication.Tufts login window in a browser
  4. Microsoft Teams will load in your browser.Teams web app
  1. Follow the directions in the previous section to access Microsoft Teams in your web browser (e.g. Chrome or Firefox).
  2. Click on the download icon (download icon) in the bottom left corner of the Teams window.Teams web app with download button in bottom left corner
  3. Download the installation file. When the download is complete, open the file and follow the prompts to install the Microsoft Teams desktop application. If you are on a Tufts-owned computer and you do not have administrative rights to install applications, contact the TTS Service Desk for assistance (call 617-627-376 or email it@tufts.edu).Teams installation window
  4. Open the Teams desktop application. If you are prompted to sign in, enter your Tufts email address (e.g. John.Jumbo@tufts.edu) and click Sign in.Teams desktop application login window
  5. A Tufts login window will appear. Enter your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password, then click Sign in. You may also be asked to complete DUO two-factor authentication.Tufts login window in desktop app
  6. The Microsoft Teams desktop application will load.Teams desktop application

The Microsoft Teams mobile application is available for both Apple (iOS/iPadOS) and Android devices. Search for Microsoft Teams in your device's app store.

Teams mobile application on iOS