Introducing the simplified Microsoft Teams for Education experience

Introducing the simplified Microsoft Teams for Education experience

We're excited to introduce a new, simpler way to navigate your teams. See all your teams in one centralized place, including class, PLC, Staff, and other teams. Select any team to focus on your conversations and files without extra visual distraction. Don't worry--all your files, conversations, and assignments are still right where you left them. You can switch back to the old view at any time, and we show you how below.

What's changing

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the new Teams experience (Grid view) and the original Teams experience (List view).

List view

Grid view

List view in Teams.

Currently, you see your list of Teams all the time.

Grid view in Teams.

In Grid view, your teams are arranged as individual tiles in the Teams view.

List view in Teams.

This is also what it looks like when you have a channel open.

Channels in Grid view.

Inside a team, all you see are the channels and tabs for that specific team.

Navigate your teams in grid view

To open a team, select the Teams icon, then select the team's card.

Select Teams.

The teams you interact with the most will be at the top of your view. Select Hidden teams to view the rest of your teams. To reorder your teams, select and drag them around the canvas.

Select Hidden teams.

Filter your teams by type by selecting Filter Filter icon and choosing a team type.

Filter team types.

Make changes to a team or edit its settings by selecting More options More options icon on the team card.

Edit menu and settings for a team.

Manage all your teams by selecting More options  More options icon  in the top right of your canvas, then Manage teams.

Select Manage teams.

Navigate your channels in grid view

The channels you've already been using in your teams are still there with all the same content. To open one:

  1. Select a team.

  2. Select the channel. 

    Channels in a team.

    To return to your full teams view, select All teams above your team name and avatar.

    Return to All teams.

Navigate tabs in grid view

Your files, conversations, and other tabs within each team haven't moved. Assignments and Class Notebooks are still located in the General channel of class teams.

  1. Select a team.

  2. Select the channel.

  3. Look for your tabs at the top of your canvas.

Tabs in a channel.

Switch back to list view

Not sure this new view is for you? You can switch back any time:

  1. Select Teams.

  2. Select the More options icon  More options icon next to the filter icon.

  3. Select Switch view, then List

    Select More options to switch view.

    Switch to List view.

Notes: 

  • If you change your mind about Grid view, select the More options icon  More options icon at the bottom of your teams list > Switch view > Grid.

  • Select More options at the bottom of your Teams list to Switch view.

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