Create a team for staff in Microsoft Teams

Staff teams allow school administrators and teachers to easily share information and work together on school-wide initiatives.

With integrated OneNote Staff Notebooks, the staff can publish school policies for the whole team to access or create individual professional development plans. Staff leaders are team owners and add or remove staff members from the team.

Benefits of using staff teams

  • Save time by organizing all work in one hub

  • Set up staff meetings using the Meetings tab

  • Collaborate in conversation stream posts

  • Communicate via chat, audio, or video calls

  • Make announcements using @mention to the team’s General channel or by pinning important documents as permanent tabs

  • Organize virtual or face-to-face meetings

  • Work in smaller groups

  • Share and organize content

  • Use OneNote Staff notebook, which includes a Content Library for all members to read, a Collaboration Space where members can edit collaboratively, and private notebooks for each staff member that only they and the staff leader(s) can see

  • Add tabs such as Planner to create task organization

  • Add tabs such as Power BI to visualize student data

  • Add tabs such as Twitter to administer school accounts

Create a staff team

  1. Select Add team at the bottom of your Teams list.

    Select Add Team
  2. Choose the Create a team tile.

  3. Select Create team.

    Select Create Team
  4. Select Staff Members as the team.

    Choose a team type
  5. Enter a name for your team.

  6. Enter a description then select Next. For example: Bellows High Faculty

    Enter a name and description for your team.
  7. Once you've created a staff team, follow the steps to add other educators as team members.

Learn more

Choose which team to create

Create a team for classes

Create a PLC team

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