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.

6. Request a Microsoft Team

Submit an IT support request for requesting a new Microsoft Team and your Teams Coordinator will assist further.

Once your Microsoft Team is created, make at least one other person a Team Owner. You can then add Team Members to your Microsoft Team.


Microsoft Teams has the following roles:

  1. Team Owner: responsible for managing the security, privacy and information management requirements. A Microsoft Team can have multiple Team Owners.
  2. Team Member: members of the group, who have been invited by the Team Owner to join.
  3. Guest Member: people from outside of UQ who have been invited by a Team Owner, via their business or consumer email account. Within a Team, people with guest access have limited features and capabilities when compared to Team Members.

Read more information about Microsoft Team roles

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:

Submit an IT request