Microsoft Teams Quickstart


The following videos have resources selected to help you better understand Microsoft Teams, our new communication and collaboration platform. Teams is both FERPA and HIPPA compliant, provided the end users follow the necessary procedures. If you're brand new to Teams, check out the overview series that we've put together. These short videos (all below 5 minutes in length) will get you up to speed with this powerful new desktop application. If you would like content that is more in-depth, we've included additional resources below and added content to the "related articles" section! Not seeing what you are looking for? We also encourage you to leave us a comment in the feedback section at the bottom of this page.

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Teams Overview Videos

Resources from Microsoft

Training Opportunities

Knowledge Base Articles

Teams Overview Videos

Start chats and make calls in Microsoft Teams (1m35s)

Get started by learning how Teams handles chat. This video also briefly touches on how voice/phone fits into Teams.

Overview of teams and channels in Microsoft Teams (1m14s)

This video introduces the collaborative tools that Teams has to offer. Watch this one to begin learning how Teams can connect you even better to your Team. 

How to work in channels in Microsoft Teams (1m45s)

Learn more on the topic of "Channels", expanding on the collaborative capabilities that await within the Teams application.

Add tools with tabs in Microsoft Teams (2m07s)

Here, you can learn a little more about how to customize your team's channels, such that everyone has quick access to the tools they need.

Create instant meetings with Meet Now in Microsoft Teams (2m11s)

This video introduces the collaborative tools that Teams has to offer. Watch this video to learn how Teams can help you stay connected to your Team.

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Resources from Microsoft

  • Quick Guide: Microsoft has created a guide that has detailed descriptions of the Teams interface. While it focuses on meetings (meeting options, attending a meeting, and meeting settings) it also covers assignments, grades and OneNote.
  • Teams Help Menu: Most of us are familiar with the traditional help menu in Microsoft, where you can search for key terms or features. With Teams, Microsoft has provided some additional options to provide assistance and insight into Teams. The Teams Help Menu can be found on the bottom of the left navigation within Teams.
    • Topics: The traditional help menu where you can search for your specified topic
    • Training: Browse through several short videos (around 2 minutes each)
    • What's New: Stay on top of the recent changes that have been made to Teams. Whether it is an added feature or an enhancement to a current feature.
    • Suggest a Feature: The Microsoft User Voice allows you to provide suggestions on features and functionality. You can create new suggestions or search for ones that have already been made and vote on them. The more votes received, the higher it will be in the priority list for Microsoft.
    • Report a Problem: If Teams isn't working, you can open a ticket with Microsoft to report the issue
  • Microsoft Support Site: You can also go straight to the source and search on the Microsoft Support portal

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Training Opportunities

Need something a little more comprehensive? Take a look at these additional resources!

General Introduction & Overview

If you missed out on our live training, you can view the recording! You will need to login with your Bellevue credentials in order to view the video.

Employee Training

Quickstart sessions are available to employees to introduce you to Teams. In addition to that, training that is conducted and recorded via a Live Event will also be posted here.

Student Training

If you will be utilizing Teams in your classes, we have Teams training for students to help you get started.

Microsoft Teams video training

This training series is direct from Microsoft, and provides a wide range of information, categorized into specific, simple learning objectives. Video length is less than 5 minutes in most cases.

Linkedin Learning: Teams Essential Training

This series from Linkedin Learning (formerly is a comprehensive curriculum, teaching you the essentials of using Microsoft Teams. In total, this training takes 2 hours to complete. Note: Linkedin Learning is an online professional development and platform. To watch this training, you will need to sign into Linkedin Learning using your Bellevue College email address.

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