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Please refer to theUniversity of Nevada's Coronavirus Updatespage for more information on alternate campus operations.

Resources for working remotely can be found on OIT'sWorking Remotelypage.

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Sign in and Get Started with Teams

Sign in to Teams

  1. Verify Microsoft Teams is available on your device.
    • Microsoft Teams is available as part of any Office365 installation. Please refer to the Microsoft Office installation if you do not have Teams available.
  2. Start Teams.
    • In Windows, click Start and look for the Microsoft Corporation  From the Microsoft Corporation folder, click on Microsoft Teams.
    • On Mac, go to the Applications folder and click Microsoft Teams.
    • On mobile, tap the Teams icon.
  3. Sign in with your username and password.

Note: Access to Microsoft Teams is automatically available to anyone with an employee email account. Employees without a University e-mail account may request separate Microsoft Teams access(this is not automatically given).

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Pick a team and channel

Teams tab is outlined in red on the left side with a column showing Teams and cascading Channels under each Team.

A team is a collection of people, conversations, files, and tools—all in one place. A channel is a discussion in a team, dedicated to a department, project, or topic.

The best way to get familiar with teams and channels is to pick a team and channel and start exploring!

  1. Click Teams on the left side of the app and then pick a team.

If you're not on a team and want to create one, see Onboard your teams.

  1. Select a channel and explore the Conversations, Files, and other tabs.

For more info, see Teams and Channels.

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