Dear students, staff, and faculty,
As we begin a new year, I am excited to share that our community now has access to Microsoft Teams, an additional option for videoconferencing and team-based collaboration at U-M.
Microsoft Teams can be used to hold online meetings with auto-transcription, connect with colleagues in a chat room, host a webinar, or collaborate on documents. Departments, student organizations, or other groups that use Microsoft documents or spreadsheets may find Teams to be a useful way to stay connected. I invite you to explore the materials that are linked below or attend an upcoming training session to learn more.
Our existing videoconferencing tools, including Zoom at U-M and Google Meet, will continue to be available, as will BlueJeans until it retires in May.
Using Microsoft Teams
- Visit the Microsoft Teams page on the ITS website for more information.
- Install the Microsoft Teams Meeting GSuite add-on to easily schedule meetings from Google Calendar.
- Integrations with Canvas and Blackboard may be available later in the year. If you are already using Zoom at U-M through Canvas, please continue with your existing process.
- Note: Michigan Medicine will soon offer its own Microsoft 365 and Teams environment.
I hope you find Microsoft Teams helpful, and please reach out to the ITS Service Center if you need any assistance. We are here to serve the campus community.
Please also continue to reach out to me directly if I can be of assistance. I am grateful for your willingness to share feedback, learn new technologies, and look out for one another during these unprecedented times.
Ravi Pendse, PhD
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of Michigan