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Microsoft Teams and Canvas Roundup

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With Zoom soon going away, now’s the perfect time to do a brief recap of everything we’ve talked about so far with Microsoft Teams. Teams provides an easy replacement for Zoom – it’s integrated directly into your Canvas course, and you can access many helpful Microsoft products from inside a meeting. Let’s review some of the most pertinent information you’ll want to refer to as you get up and running with Teams.  

Setting up the Integration and Creating Meetings 

The first thing you’ll need to do is turn on the integration in your course from the settings page. After that, you’ll be able to create meetings from inside Canvas or access the Team associated with your particular course. Check out Microsoft Teams and Canvas: Setting up the Integration and Creating Meetings for details.  

Joining Meetings, Recording Meetings, and Uploading Recordings to Canvas 

Once you have the integration turned on and meetings created inside Canvas, you’ll want to review the information in Microsoft Teams and Canvas: Joining and Recording Meetings and Uploading the Recordings to Canvas. That post includes all the basic information you need to know to run a meeting!  

Using Teams Meetings Features 

Now that you’re able to get into a meeting, you can explore the various features and tools inside a meeting. Teams allows you to easily share your screen, create breakout rooms for smaller discussions, and change your video background. You can also turn on live captions, poll meeting participants, and generate an attendance report either during or after the meeting!  

You can read more about other Teams features in the Microsoft Teams blog category. If you get stuck, find an error message, or otherwise have questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or email us at  

Editor’s Note: previously published January 11, 2022

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