Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is available for all GU-Q Faculty, Staff, and Students.

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is Microsoft’s enterprise communication tool. Teams combines persistent chat rooms, video/voice, file sharing, meetings, and many other features into one application.

Zoom is the University’s designated service for conducting business meetings and remote instruction, however, University offers a choice of communications tools, such as Google Hangout, Microsoft Teams.

How do I access Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is accessible via your web browser (teams.microsoft.com), Android or Apple iOS device, or desktop client available on both Windows and Mac operating systems, using your GU-Q NetID. IT has deployed the Teams Windows and Mac software on all the GU-Q issued computers.

Setup Instructions:

Please find below instructions to assist with Teams setup.

Quick setup guide

Short videos to learn more about Teams

Open the Microsoft Teams application

Image showing the splash screen for Microsoft Teams

Sign in using your Georgetown email address

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Use your NetId and Password

Image showing the Georgetown NetID & password login screen

Authenticate with Duo

Image showing the Georgetown two-factor secure login using Duo

Start using Microsoft Teams

Image showing the logged in state for Microsoft Teams

Click on Chat

Image showing the chat tab in Microsoft Teams

Click on new chat

Image showing the New chat option in Microsoft Teams

Type the name or the NetID of the person you want to chat with

Image showing the search area from which a person can be found to chat with in Microsoft Teams

Start your conversation

Image showing the screen once a person is found to chat with in Microsoft Teams

Add more people for a Group Chat

Image showing the option to add more people to create a group chat in Microsoft Teams

Start your Group Chat

Image showing the screen once multiple persons are added to the group chat in Microsoft Teams

Click on Team

Image showing the initial screen in Microsoft Teams

Click on Create team

Image showing the option to create a team in Microsoft Teams

Select a team type

Image showing the different team types available in Microsoft Teams

Choose your privacy options

Image showing the privacy options available when creating a team in Microsoft Teams

Add people to your Team

Image showing the option to add people to the team in Microsoft Teams
Image showing the people search functionality when adding users to a team in Microsoft Teams
Image showing the users added to a team in Microsoft Team

Click on close

Click on the Calendar Icon

Image showing the calendar functionality in Microsoft Teams

Select the Time of the meeting

Image showing the option to select the date and time for the calendar meeting in Microsoft Teams

Add people to your meeting

Image showing the option to add people to the meeting in Microsoft Teams
Image showing the final settings with date, time and people added to a meeting in Microsoft Teams

Click send

When you start your meeting and you turn on your video click on this Icon

Image showing the Background Effects icon in Microsoft Teams
Image showing the screen when joining a call in Microsoft Teams. The background effects button is present here.

Select your Background

Image showing the background settings available in Microsoft Teams