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Microsoft Teams at IU is a collaboration tool that gives Indiana University students, faculty, staff, and external users the ability to work together and share information in a common space. Included among its features are real-time collaboration, one-on-one chat, and file sharing.

Microsoft Teams at IU is not currently configured for telephony support, Microsoft Exchange Presence integration, or direct dialing from conference rooms. The IU UniCom service provides unified communications via Microsoft Skype for Business.


If you are eligible to use Office 365 at IU, you are eligible to use this application and its related suite of products.


This application is included in Microsoft Office 365, and you can launch it from the Office 365 app launcher.

For mobile clients, Microsoft Teams applications are available via the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Log into Microsoft Teams

By default, Microsoft Teams launches automatically when you log into Windows, although you can change this setting if you wish. You can also set up automatic launch in macOS.

By default, all clients will log you in with your primary user account; if you want to log into an alternate account (such as a group account), sign out and log in manually.

Create a team

To create a team in Microsoft Teams, click Join or create a team. Team names will be prefixed with "O365-" to indicate their origin. These teams will only be able to invite and communicate with other IU-licensed users.

For policies, recommendations, and details about group names, see About Microsoft Office 365 groups.

Learn the basics

To learn how to perform common tasks in Microsoft Teams, see the Teams Help Center.

Troubleshooting, help, and feedback

If you have trouble with any application, sign out of Office 365 and completely close your browser or mobile app, and then restart it. You can also switch to a different browser to see if that resolves the issue.

For help, contact your campus Support Center.

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