About the Microsoft Teams Classes integration in Canvas at IU

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The Microsoft Teams Classes tool in Canvas creates a team for your Canvas course and automatically adds all the class members to the team, removing the administrative overhead involved with getting all the students enrolled in the team. The tool also continuously synchronizes the Canvas course roster with the team membership, automatically removing or adding students when they drop or add the course. With all students in the team, you can take advantage of other Microsoft tools in teaching and learning.

Microsoft Teams is best used as an asynchronous communication and collaboration tool for teaching and learning. At this time, UITS Learning Technologies does not recommend using Microsoft Teams Meetings for class meetings. Zoom is IU's supported tool for class meetings and recordings.

Activate Microsoft Teams Classes in a Canvas course

To add Microsoft Teams Classes to your course navigation:

  1. In your Canvas course, in the course navigation, click Settings.
  2. Select the Integrations tab.
  3. Turn on the Microsoft Sync toggle.
  4. Click the Navigation tab.
  5. Find Microsoft Teams Classes in the bottom list and drag it up to the top list.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save.
  7. From your course navigation, select Microsoft Teams Classes to launch the app.
    The first time you or your students launch the app, you'll be asked to authenticate. Be sure to use your @iu.edu email address and choose Work or school account when authenticating.
  8. To allow students to access your team, go into the new team and click Activate in the banner at the top of the page. You can do this right away, or you can wait until you have done some initial setup inside the team to get it ready for your students.

Learn more

For more, see Use Microsoft Teams Classes in Canvas. To learn which browsers support Microsoft Teams, see Limits and specifications for Microsoft Teams: Browsers.

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Last modified on 2022-07-29 09:53:58.