Using Microsoft Teams for Classes
Microsoft Teams can be used as a Zoom replacement for those looking to host virtual class sessions, meetings, office hours, and more. It can also do more in terms of creating Teams where you can share files and information.
- Using Teams to Replace Zoom
- Recording a Teams Lecture and Adding to iLearn
- How to "Pin" Yourself When Hosting a Meeting in Teams (to maximize your webcam and not split the screen with the others in the meeting)
There are several ways you can use Teams with your classes. We have integrated Teams with iLearn to make this process simpler.
Single Meeting Link for Semester
You can setup a link to the class meeting through iLearn. You can have a single meeting link setup for your students to link to anytime you have an online class sessions.
- Go to iLearn
- Select your course
- Go to Course Materials – Content
- Select the module where you would like to put this link. If you do not already have one, you can create a Module for class meetings or class information.
- Select the Existing Activities button to the right
- Choose MS Teams Meeting
- A window will open, select the Sign in You might have to scroll down inside the window to see the Sign in button.
- It should pass your TTU credentials across to sign you in to your account.
- Click the Create meeting link button (you might have to scroll down inside the window to see it).
- Enter a Title for the meeting link.
- While you are given a spot where you have to enter a time and day, it has no bearing on using this same meeting link for one or all of your class meetings. To keep it simple for everyone, we recommend just having one meeting link for the class if possible.
- Click Create
- Select the Meeting Options link and make sure that the setting for Who can present? is set to Only Me.
In the settings, if you want to have a waiting room where you admit people to enter yourself, select Only Me for the Who can bypass the lobby? option.
- Click Insert
- The link will now be in your Content area.
- To make sure the link works, select the arrow beside the new link and choose Edit Properties In-place.
- Select the checkbox for Open as External Resource
Create a Link to Announcements
If you would like to then link this to the Announcements, you can do this by creating an announcement and linking to the newly created Content link. DO NOT create a new MS Teams link in the Announcements tool or you will have two different links for students to go to which will cause confusion since they are not the same meeting link.
Creating a Link to the Content in Announcements
- Select the arrow to the right of Announcements
- Choose New Announcement
- Enter a Headline
- Select the Quicklink icon
- Select Content
- Select the Module where the link was inserted
- Select the link from Content and it will create a link to it in the Announcement.
- You can add whatever text you need for the meeting in the Announcement.
- Click Publish