Microsoft Teams Introduction: 3-Hour Live Instructor-Led Session

This program is part of our ongoing corporate-wide training initiative and commitment to growing our collective knowledge.  By increasing our proficiency and understanding of best practices with our Microsoft tools we will become a more efficient as an organization, and ultimately be able to deliver even more value to our stakeholders.

This training is the first in a two-part Teams training series coming in early 2023. Part-two will expand upon the first session and dive deeper into the collaboration and document management capabilities of Teams, as well as introduce you to advanced features such as adding channels and customizing to your specific needs.

Register below for an upcoming Live three-hour instructor-led session.  There is a maximum of 15 students per session. Once a session is full you will no longer be able to register for that session. 

Session dates are January 17, January 26 and January 30 with morning and afternoon sessions offered each day.

Session Topics

Introduction to Teams

  • Accessing Teams
  • Local Desktop
  • Teams Interface
  • Teams Notifications


  • Creating a Team
  • Different Teams Options
    • Public Team
    • Private Team
  • Using @mentions
  • Files
    • Uploading files to the Team
    • Co-authoring files

Chat in Teams

  • Ways to start a Chat
  • Adding Users to an Individual Chat
  • Group Chat
  • Using @mention
  • Hide or Mute Chats

Managing Meetings in Teams

  • Setting up a Meeting via Outlook and Teams
    • Adding Files (using links)
  • Meeting Options
  • Manage meetings
  • Join a Teams meeting
    • Use Background Blur and Custom Backgrounds
  • Create instant meetings with Meet Now
  • Teams meeting settings
  • Making an Attendee a Presenter
  • Share your screen during a meeting
  • Show PowerPoint slides in a meeting
  • Using the Whiteboard
  • Creating Breakout Rooms
  • Setting up Meeting Notes

Getting Help with Microsoft Teams

  • Using the Help Center
  • Viewing New Features
  • Viewing Keyboard Shortcuts
Tuesday, January 17 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Tuesday, January 17 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Thursday, January 26 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Thursday, January 26 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Monday, January 30 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Monday, January 30 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Online/Virtual Instructor Led Class Requirements

Training is hands-on, you will require your own machine ready with audio/video capabilities and internet connection.
Class will be held via a Teams meeting with VOIP audio
You can get by with a single monitor, but two monitors are preferred.