Teams Tips and Tricks

Stay Organised

  • Improve Work-Life Balance
    Improve work-life balance with Teams quiet time
    It is important to set personal boundaries and optimize your work and syidu hours in the way that works best for you. On Teams mobile, you can set “Quiet Hours” and “Quiet Days”. This feature helps you take control over your free time and can help relieve stress.
  • Schedule all your Events in One Calendar
    You can now schedule and join Teams meeting directly from your Google calendar. Check out Google Calendar Teams Add-On for more. 
  • Manage your Notifications
    Microsoft Teams offers different ways to access, receive, and manage notifications. These settings include how, when, and where your notifications appear, custom settings for channels and chat, appearance and sounds, turning off specific messages, and more. Learn more about managing notifications on Teams.

Make the Most of your Lectures

  • Keyboard Shortcuts 
    Keyboard shortcuts can be a handy alternative to using the mouse, especially for users with mobility or vision difficulties. Some of these include mute (Ctrl+Shift+M) and create a new line in a Teams Chat (Shift+Enter)View all Teams keyboard shortcuts.
  • Run a Test Call
    Not sure if your mic is clear? Check your call quality by running a test call
  • Adjust your view:
    You can adjust your view in teams meeting by pinning a participant or adjust all participants view by using spotlight:
    Click  Participants button on your Teams control panel
    Click on … to the right of the participant you wish to Pin.  This will pin this persons video in your teams view.
    Alternatively you can use Spotlight. Spotlighting a video is like pinning it for everyone in the meeting.
  • Collaborate with Teams WhiteBoard amd Polls
    The Teams whiteboard allows participants of a Teams meeting to collaborate together on a shared digital canvas. Handy for group work in breakout rooms or smaller meetings, learn more.
    Collaborating for a group project? Need to see what options suit everyone best? 
    Check out add a poll to a chat.
  • Sound when Sharing Content
    If you're playing a video or audio clip as part of a presentation in a Teams meeting, you'll need to include sound from your comuter. 

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