Tips on Using Teams

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Microsoft Teams has a ton of features that make communicating much easier. Refer to the tips below to make your Teams experience more organized, streamlined, and fun!

General

Layout and Theme

Would you rather use a dark background instead of the default? How about view your Teams as a list instead of tiles?

Review the Change settings in Teams documentation to learn how to do this plus more!

Keyboard Shortcuts

For some, keyboard shortcuts helps them work more efficiently or makes navigation a bit easier for those with mobility or vision disabilities.

Learn how to use general keyboard shortcuts on Microsoft Teams!

Quiet Days/Hours Notifications on Mobile

Trying to separate work and home life over the weekend? You can silence all Teams notifications on your phone!

  1. Select the hamburger menu
  2. Select notifications
  3. Select Quiet Hours
  4. Set which days and times you would like to silence all notifications

Navigation

Keyboard Shortcuts

For some, keyboard shortcuts helps them work more efficiently or makes navigation a bit easier for those with mobility or vision disabilities.

Learn how to use keyboard shortcuts for navigating Microsoft Teams!

Messaging

Formatting Button

Did you know that you can organize your information better using the formatting button?

Not only can you add a subject but you can bold, italicize, underline, and more!

Read Microsoft’s Format a Message in Teams page for further instruction.

Keyboard Shortcuts

For some, keyboard shortcuts helps them work more efficiently or makes navigation a bit easier for those with mobility or vision disabilities.

Learn how to use keyboard shortcuts for messaging through Microsoft Teams!

Immersive Reader

Would you rather listen to a post, chat message, or assignments? Thankfully you can do that with Teams using the Immersive Reader!

Review the Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams documentation to learn how.

Leaving or Removing Someone from Chat

Do you want to leave a group chat? How about remove someone?

Refer to Microsoft’s documentation, Leave or Remove Someone from a Group Chat to learn more whether working on a desktop, with iOS, or android.

Meetings and Calls

Blurring your Background

Don’t want others to focus on your background in a Teams meeting? Blur your background by:

  1. Select the “More Options” ellipsis on the call toolbar
  2. Select blur my background

It’s that easy!

Keyboard Shortcuts

For some, keyboard shortcuts helps them work more efficiently or makes navigation a bit easier for those with mobility or vision disabilities.

Learn how to use keyboard shortcuts for meetings and calls through Microsoft Teams!

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