MS Teams Quick Start Guide

This guide provides information for Students and Employees on how to create and manage teams in MS Teams.


Creating a team in MS Teams

Creating a team is not required in order to use Microsoft Teams for chat, meetings, file sharing, and collaboration. If you need a dedicated workspace to collaborate with a certain group of people, then you can create a new team from scratch, use an existing team as a template, or connect an existing Outlook group to a Microsoft Teams through self-service on the web, desktop client or mobile app.

When you create a Microsoft Team, a Microsoft 365 group is created to manage the membership for the team and connected applications and services used by the team. Please review the Microsoft 365 group usage guidelines before creating a Microsoft Team.


How to Create a team?

  1. Open and Sign into MS Teams using your UFV email address and password.

  2. First, click Teams on the left side of the app, then click Join or create a team at the bottom of your teams list.

  3. Under "Join or create a team", click Create team.

  4. Select from one of four types of teams shown below.
    Note: You cannot change the Team type after creation. One of the key differences across the different team types is the OneNote notebook and whether it features built-in templates, for example, the Staff or Class Notebook.