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Teams Collaboration Tools

General use of Teams for collectively managing files and collaborating with department or committee members as well as communicating and meeting online.


  • Channels | Using Teams Channels to organize and focus a group's or a subgroup's content and communication.
  • Manage members | Settings and permissions for how members will interact with each other and with Teams, as well as extra organizational and collaborative features.
  • Meetings | Using Teams for group or individual meetings, pre-planned or spontaneous, fully online or hybrid.
  • Posts, Chats & Notifications | Communication with groups, individuals and groups of individuals (!) and setting your notifications to stay alert but not annoyed.
  • Your Teams | Viewing and navigating in the Teams window and managing settings and preferences.


  • Troubleshooting Audio & Video Problems During a Teams Meeting

    People Cannot Hear Me   People Cannot See Me I Cannot Hear Anyone I Cannot See Anyone If Others Cannot Hear You 1. Make sure your microphone is not muted 2. Check your de...

    Last Modified: 5/12/2023
  • Overview of Teams meeting controls

    Overview of the basic control bar: While in a Teams meeting, your meeting controls will be located in the top right of your screen. The timer will display how much time has passed s...

    Last Modified: 5/12/2023
  • Overview of Screen Sharing Controls

    While sharing your screen, there will be a control bar located at the top of your screen. The Give control drop down controls who in the meeting has control. The Include system a...

    Last Modified: 5/12/2023
  • Hand Raising

    To raise your hand in a Teams meeting, click the hand icon on the Toolbar. Clicking again will lower your hand. The meeting organizers/presenters will see a notification on the partici...

    Last Modified: 6/15/2023
  • Change Meeting View Options
    There are different view options available to meeting participants Gallery, Large Gallery and Together mode.  To access these views 1. Navigate to your task bar and click on the   which will open a...
    Last Modified: 8/4/2023
  • Audio Devices for Teams Meetings
    Below are some microphone and headphone options to help you increase flexibility in your courses. If you choose to use these it is important that you turn off the owl microphone and speakers. It shoul...
    Last Modified: 5/12/2023
  • Teams Access on the Web
    Go to https in your web browser of choice  Once you navigate to the page you will be prompted to log in to your Hendrix account. This is the same information you
    Last Modified: 6/30/2023
  • Teams Install on Android
    You can access Teams on smart phones and tablet devices running the four latest versions of the Android operating system.   How to get Teams for mobile     Go to https
    Last Modified: 6/30/2023
  • Teams Install on iOS
    You can access Teams on smart phones and tablet devices running the two latest versions of the iOS operating system.   How to get Teams for mobile    Go to https downloads  Cl...
    Last Modified: 6/30/2023
  • Teams Install on Windows or MacOS
    You can install the Teams Desktop client on Windows and MacOS computers.  How to get Teams for desktop    Go to https downloads  Click the Download Teams button to download th...
    Last Modified: 6/30/2023