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.

2. Availability

Microsoft Teams is currently available to UQ staff only. ITS is evaluating the requirements for deploying Microsoft Teams for students. ITS will need an endorsement from various Digital Learning sub-committees before the release.

Staff members can use the following features even without being added to a Team within Microsoft Teams:

  • Activity
  • Chat (individual or group)
  • Calendar
  • Calls
  • Files
  • Search or Command bar

Staff members should continue using Blackboard and Zoom to collaborate with and tutor students.

Need help?

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

If you can't find your answer through the community, submit an IT request:

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