Enable Microsoft Teams for your school

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Because it's built on Office 365, schools benefit from integration with their familiar Office apps and services. Your institution can use Microsoft Teams to create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education.

To get started, IT administrators need to use the Office 365 Admin Center to enable Microsoft Teams for your school.

Enable Microsoft Teams for your school

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.
  2. Click Admin to go to the Office 365 admin center.
  3. Go to Settings > Services & add-ins.
  4. On the Services & add-ins page, select Microsoft Teams.

    Figure 1 - Select Microsoft Teams from the list of services & add-ins

    Enable Microsoft Teams for your school

  5. On the Microsoft Teams settings screen, select the license that you want to configure, Student or Faculty and Staff. Select Faculty and Staff.

    Figure 2 - Select the license that you want to configure

    Select the Microsoft Teams license that you want to configure

  6. After you select the license type, set the toggle to turn on Microsoft Teams for your organization.

    Figure 3 - Turn on Microsoft Teams for your organization

    Turn on Microsoft Teams for your organization

  7. Click Save.

You can find more info about how to control which users in your school can use Microsoft Teams, turn off group creation, configure tenant-level settings, and more by reading the Guide for IT admins getting started guide in the Meet Microsoft Teams page.

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