Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the hub for team collaboration in Office 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. A unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.

To access “Teams” go to the MyMercer Portal and Login (faculty, staff, students) or by logging directly into your Office365 accounts at using your Mercer email address and password:

If going through the portal, then click “Office 365 Apps

Click “Teams

You will then be presented the screen below with and will have access to “Skype” (Chat) features (see the buttons along the left side):

Teams Resources


Microsoft Teams for Blackboard  website – Web page devoted to instructing how to create and organize information in Microsoft Teams.

Create a Microsoft Teams Meeting (video 1:17) – Instruction on how to create a meeting in Microsoft Teams.

Quick Start Guide for  MS Teams -(.pdf) New to Microsoft Teams for Education? Use this guide to learn the basics.

Microsoft Teams Best Practice Basics And Beyond - Microsoft Teams Tutorial 2019

MS Teams Overview - (video 20:38) This video discusses what is Micorsoft Teams and  how to use Teams. 

Adding an outsider to your Teams Meeting - (video 8:17)  This video offers information concerning inviting anyone to a Teams meeting.

Introduction to Microsoft Teams for Education for educators and staff - (video 59:03)
Microsoft Teams online meetings with student groups or anyone via their email - (video 31:57)
How to use Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams - (video 5:38) 
How to use OneNote Class Notebook in Microsoft Teams - (video 16:49) 

 How to raise your hand in Teams - (video 7:13) 

Add a custom background in Teams (video 4:18)

Make a private channel in Teams - (video 4:49)

Creating Assignments and Grades in Teams- (video 10:50) 

Track Attendance in Microsoft Teams - (video 6:44) 
Add Poll to Microsoft Teams Meeting - (video 6:32) 

Use Microsoft Teams Live Event - (video 15:04) 
Microsoft Teams Live Events Best Practices and Tips and Tricks - (video 57:51) 
Microsoft Teams tips and tricks for working from home during Coronavirus - (video 55:19) 

How to include System Audio when Screen Sharing in Microsoft Teams - (video 2:37) 
How to Open Multiple Instances of Microsoft Teams - (video 4:40) 
How to use Microsoft Teams app on iPhone & Android - (video 13:37) 
How to add Poll to Microsoft Teams Meeting - (video 6:32) 
How to use OneNote Class Notebook in Microsoft Teams - (video 16:49)

How to use NEW Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams - (video 8:29) 

9 NEW features in Microsoft Teams meetings - (video 12:35)