Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration hub for UQ staff that allows remote or distributed groups to collaborate. Microsoft Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 suite.

Microsoft Teams provides an inclusive and customisable online collaboration platform for your group. It enables group members to co-author documents, have individual or group chats and meetings, and use audio or video communication features.

UQ staff should not use electronic devices to make video or audio recordings of work-related meetings, discussions or other private conversations without approval. For more information, refer to the guidance note (PDF) (staff login required), which supplements UQ's Privacy Management Procedures.

1. About Microsoft Teams

This page frequently uses the following terms:

  • Microsoft Teams – refers to the Microsoft product 'Microsoft Teams', which is a part of Microsoft's O365 suite
  • Team – refers to a collaborative space setup within Microsoft Teams, to facilitate collaboration between groups such as project teams, work teams, sections, or an organisational unit.

Features of Microsoft Teams


Microsoft Teams uses the enterprise grade security and privacy features of Office 365. Microsoft Teams is accessed with your UQ login credentials.


Features include:

  • public and private channels for groups, projects, initiatives or topics
  • private chats with one or more individuals
  • full channel and chat history
  • customisable notifications
  • drag and drop attachments
  • bookmark messages

Document and file sharing and collaboration

Features include:

  • each Microsoft Teams has its own file sharing space
  • drag and drop to upload
  • quickly edit documents within Microsoft Teams
  • easily download and edit documents in the desktop version of Word, Excel or PowerPoint
  • use OneDrive to sync selected shared folders with your desktop computer


  • Microsoft Teams works closely with other Office365 applications.
  • Microsoft Teams can be configured with custom integrations such as third-party applications, bots and sites.

More features

Discover more Microsoft Teams features from Microsoft support.

Need help?

Ask the Teams community for help through our Microsoft 365 Implementation Support Team.

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