MS Teams: Create a Team

Article Type: How To


  • How do I create a Microsoft Teams site?


Faculty or staff are able to create Teams sites. If you are a student, you can have someone in one of these roles create a Team for you.


  • Step 1) Open Microsoft Teams from your university owned computer or via the M365 portal.

  • Step 2) Select Teams from the navigation buttons on the left. 

  • Step 3) Select Join or create a team, located in the lower-left next to the Help button, and select Create team.

  • Step 4) Select the Team type you would like to create. 

  • Step 5) Team creation fields:
    • Enter the Name for your team.
      • You do not need to type the campus prefix, METRO, this will be added automatically.
      • Use a name that clearly defines the Team’s purpose and audience.
    • Provide a brief Description of the Team (optional).
      • Tip: It may be preferable to limit the description field to 85 characters/spaces or less to enable complete display visibility.
    • Privacy
      • By default your Team is Private. A best practice is to leave your Team private and invite members to it. Having it Public allows anyone to see and join the content.
    • Adding Members
      • A prompt will provide the opportunity to add members to the Team. Members may be added at this time, or you may choose to skip the step and add members later. Once the Team is created you will have the ability to add or remove members at any time.
    •  Select NEXT. Once your Team is created, it will appear in the list of the “Teams” view.

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