MS Teams: Training Resources

Article Type: General Information


  • What is Microsoft Teams?
  • How do I access Teams?
  • What training resources are available to learn about Microsoft Teams?


  • Microsoft Teams is a collaboration application integrated with Microsoft 365. This tool is designed to allow groups of people to work together. Within each team, users can create different channels to organize communication by topic. Teams let participants access files, have conversations, and schedule voice and/or video meetings – all in one place.  
  • You can access Teams in the Microsoft 365 portal Use your MinnState Microsoft 365 login.
  • Once you are in Microsoft 365, you can select the App launcher (looks like a waffle in the upper left corner) and then select the Teams icon to use the web app. 
    • If you would like to install Teams on your computer or mobile, once in Teams, in the upper right corner next to your profile image, select the ellipsis and from the dropdown menu you can download teams for desktop (computer) or mobile (phone).
    • If you would like to install the Microsoft 365 suite on your computer, from the App launcher, select the link "Microsoft 365". On the new page, on the right-hand side, there will be a dropdown menu "Install apps." Teams is included in the Microsoft 365 apps download/install.

Training and Help Resources

Microsoft Resources

Training Videos by Microsoft

LinkedIn Learning Video and Training Courses

  • As a Metro State University student, faculty or staff member you have access to LinkedIn Learning. This online learning & training resource provides access to a library of thousands of training courses.
  • There many videos and courses to learn about MS Teams. Once you are logged in to LinkedIn Learning you can type in “Microsoft Teams” to view available learning resources.

Here are just a few examples:

Using Help

View Microsoft Teams help and learning

Within Teams, in the bottom left corner, Teams has built in help, selecting the help button will bring up a menu that will allow you to search help topics, view trainings, see what is new and then provide opportunity to give feedback.

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