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Choose a team type to collaborate in Microsoft Teams

Choose a team type to collaborate in Microsoft Teams

When you create a new team in Microsoft Teams, you’ll be asked to select from one of four teams. Learn more in the table below about which team meets your teaching and learning goals.

Choose a team type

for Classes

for PLCs

for Staff Members

for Anyone

Description

Teachers and students collaborating on group projects, assignments, and more.

Educators collaborating within a professional learning community.

Staff leaders and staff members collaborating on school administration and development.

Students and school employees collaborating in interest groups and clubs.

Team owners & team members

Teachers are team owners and add students as team members.

Educators form the team and other educators join the team.

Staff leaders are team owners and add staff members as team members.

Any combination of students and school staff can form a team and add members.

Permissions

Teachers moderate student conversations and who can post where. Students only have write permission in certain areas.

Educators share equal read-write permissions.

Staff leaders control posting settings. Staff members only have write permission in certain areas.

Team members share equal read-write permissions unless the team owner(s) alter the settings.

Features

Class Notebook

Assignments

Conversations

Files

Video and audio calls

Chat (if enabled)

Pinning new tabs with documents or sites like Microsoft Forms

OneNote notebook

Conversations

Files

Meetings

Video and audio calls

Chat (if enabled)

Pinning new tabs with documents or sites

Staff Notebook

Conversations

Files

Meetings

Video and audio calls

Chat (if enabled)

Pinning new tabs with documents or sites

OneNote notebook

Conversations

Files

Meetings

Video and audio calls

Chat (if enabled)

Pinning new tabs with documents or sites

Educational goals

Assign, track, and review student work

Export grades

Collaborate and communicate in the classroom

Make announcements

Administer quizzes and polls

Work in student groups

Share and organize rich content

Invite virtual experts into the classroom

Collaborate in professional learning communities

Communicate

Make announcements

Share work

Organize virtual or face-to-face meetings

Work in smaller groups

Share and organize content

Oversee professional development, staff, and administrative goals

Communicate

Make announcements

Share content and progress reports

Work in smaller groups

Organize virtual or face-to-face meetings

Collaborate and communicate with team members

Make announcements

Share content

Organize virtual or face-to-face meetings

Work in smaller groups

Learn more

Create a team for Classes

Create a team for Staff

Create a team for PLC

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