What’s Teams?

UWM is where we work. Teams is how we work.

We all have different roles at the University, and different styles when it comes to managing our work. Teams is a platform within Office 365 that brings together all the elements you’ll need for your work day.

From something as simple as chatting with a co-worker online to creating a customized space for a few people to work on shared itemsTeams has so many features for content, communication, and collaboration. Use it independently or with a few colleagues, the platform has so many features – use the ones you need, explore new options and let Teams work for you.

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Getting Started

All UWM faculty, staff, and students can install the Teams app!

If you have any questions or issues, please contact the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or visit uwm.edu/help.


Headsets for Teams

Headsets for Teams: To utilize the online meeting and internal calling features of Microsoft Teams your device must have speakers and a microphone. If your device does not have these capabilities, University-provided headsets will be available to UWM faculty and staff. Please note: This includes Academic staff, University staff, Limited-term, and Faculty. This does not include students, student employees, teaching assistants and other student employment positions.

Headsets are limited and March 25, 2020 will be the last planned day for pick-up due to the Safer-At-Home Order. Headsets will be available at the below location from 9am-3pm. If headsets become available for pick-up in the near future, that process will be communicated and all online information will be updated. You can always find up-to-date information on uwm.edu/itnews and at uwm.edu/teams.

For instructions on picking up headsets, visit the IT News & Events post Headsets to use with Microsoft Teams.

Teams Tips

Check out the library of Teams Tips, with new tips added on a regular basis.

Teams Demo

Want to see Teams in action? Check out the online Teams Demo below:

Quick Guides

Download the Quick Guides to learn more about Teams:

For more information about Teams Calls, download Getting Started with Teams Calls. (PDF, requires log-in)

UWM KnowledgeBase LinkedIn Learning

View free, online Microsoft Teams courses using LinkedIn Learning. Not a registered user? Visit the UWM LinkedIn Learning page for information on how to create an account.

Hands-On Training

Attend a hands-on Teams training course; learn how to navigate Teams, use Chat and Calendar, work with a Team and hold an online meeting. Visit the Learning TECHniques page to register.

You can also download the training manual from the On Demand page.


If you have questions about Teams, please review our FAQ page: https://uwm.edu/o365/teams-faqs/