Microsoft Teams

Last modified 6/7/2024

New Teams Update

Beginning early April 2024, all remaining classic Teams users will be updated to new Teams and the toggle switch will be removed. If you are unable to update to new Teams, users will be allowed to remain on classic Teams until classic Teams is no longer officially available. For more information please see the following article: Switching from Old Microsoft (MS) Teams to New MS Teams

About Teams

The Illinois State University Microsoft (Office) 365 suite provides the Teams app. Teams is a chat-centered workspace in Microsoft 365. Teams puts together people, conversations, files, and other tools so groups can collaborate on projects or assignments and everyone has instant access to everything they need.


Teams connects you with chat, calls, and meetings within your team and in private or small group conversations. Schedule and join online meetings with HD video, VoIP, and dial-in audio conferencing options. Share your files, apps or desktop in online meetings and review important moments later with transcriptions of recorded content.

Integrated Microsoft 365 apps

You have access to your documents and info in SharePoint, OneNote, PowerBI, and Planner. You can create and edit documents right in Teams and include related conversations. You can also search across people, files, and chats with intelligence from Microsoft Graph.

Customizable and extensible

You can create custom channels based on projects or topics and pin commonly used files and websites for easy reference using the channel-based tabs.

Setting up and signing in to Teams

You can access Teams by logging into  If you do not see Teams in your list of apps, you may need to click All Apps.

Availability on other platforms

Microsoft Teams is available as a standalone desktop app for Windows 7 and newer and Mac OSX 10.10 and newer or as a mobile app for iOS and Android.

Accessibility Information

Additional Information

For more information on the various features and options available for Microsoft Teams please check

How to Get Help

Technical assistance is available through the Illinois State University Technology Support Center at: