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Accessing Microsoft Teams

Overview 

Learn how to access teams and install the desktop app here.

Steps

To begin you'll need your IWU email address and password to proceed. This is the same email/username used to access resources such as the MyIWU portal and Brightspace.

If you need help with those please contact the IT Support Center. If you already have this ready then you can proceed to the steps below. Use the section that fits how you want to access Teams. The following methods are documented for accessing Microsoft Teams:

  • web browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.)
  • Microsoft Teams desktop application
  • mobile device (iOS or Android)

Via a web browser

  1. Open up your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, or Edge)
  2. Head to https://teams.microsoft.com 
  3. sign in with your IWU email address and password
    Note:
    If you've already signed into an IWU service with your IWU username and password, you may not be prompted to sign in.
  4. You're now able to use chat, and team features from Microsoft Teams in yoru web browser!

If you wish to install the desktop application, learn more about that in the section below.

Desktop application

If you're an employee using an IWU IT issued computer, Teams should be pre-installed for you. If not, you may use the Application Catalog to install it. 

If you're a student or an employee using a personal computer, follow the steps below to get and install Microsoft Teams:

  1. Head to https://aka.ms/getteams in your web browser of choice
  2. Click Download for Desktop
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  3. If you are prompted, choose the option to Download Teams for work or school
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Mobile app

Teams is available for both iOS devices and Android devices. Just head to either the Apple App Store or the Android Play Store and search for Microsoft Teams and install. Once installed, you'll be prompted to sign in with your IWU email address and password.

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