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Creating a Team

Create Teams on Your Own

Now you can create teams on your own; no request form required.  However, if you want assistance, you can continue to use the Request form to have a team made for you. Instructors who want to add a team to a course should contact Education Technology to learn about best practices and discuss how they can assist you with creating your team. See these options below. 


The Files tab displays all of a team’s files within a given channel, which are stored in you Team's SharePoint Document library.

Create and manage your files

To create new files or folders:


Notifications are sent when you are mentioned in a post, messages are posted in the Posts tab or Chat, and other activities, such as membership changes, seeing when someone is on or offline, meeting notifications, etc.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a messaging platform for your group, team, or department. It provides a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, plus files and app sharing.

Teams includes the following tools and capabilities:

  • Chat-based collaboration hub
  • Keeps all conversations in one place
  • Create, upload, store and share files in one place
  • Integrates with Planner to organize and manage tasks
  • Virtual space for meetings that include audio, video, and recording capabilities
  • Each team comes with SharePoint site in the background

Maximum limits and Specifications

To review restrictions and limitations, such as storage limits and maximum limits on number of teams, members, etc. go to Microsoft's Limits and Specifications site for the most current information. 

MS Teams Overview 





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