Create a class team in Microsoft Teams

Create a class team in Microsoft Teams

Class teams have unique permissions and features for teachers and students. As owners of the team, teachers assign work, share class content, start meetings, and control who can post in the team. Each class team is also linked to its own OneNote Class Notebook.

Note: Not seeing an option to Join or create a team? Your IT Admin may need to turn on these permissions for you.

Your IT Admin may create groups based on your classes and their rosters using School Data Sync (SDS) or another method. Choose the group as you create your team to automatically add your students and set up your class team.

Note: Not sure if you have groups set up for your class yet or what their names might be? Check with your IT Admin. Learn more about setting up Teams as an IT Admin.

  1. Select Teams  Teams button  from the app bar.

  2. Select Join or create team

    Join or create team

  3. Depending on how your school is set up, you'll now have one of the following choices:

    Create team

    Create team

    Create team from a group (This will skip you to step 7 of these instructions.)

    Create team from a group.

  4. Hover over the tile and then select Create team.

  5. Select Class as the team type.

    Choose a team type

  6. Select Create a team using a class group set up for you by [your school name], then Next. You don't need to fill out any details here since your group already has a name.

    Create new class team

  7. Choose one of the groups made by your school and select Choose group.

    Create new class team

  8. Your students will be automatically added to your team, but it won't be visible to them yet. This gives you time to get organized, add content, and prepare before they are admitted. Select the Activate banner at the top of Teams to welcome them to the class whenever you're ready.


 

Creating a team from scratch means that you will be adding students to the team yourself, as well as any other identifying details. Contact your IT Admin if you'd like to explore other options for class set-up.

  1. Select Teams  Teams button  from the app bar.

  2. Select Join or create team  > Create team.

    Join or create team

  3. Select Class as the team type.

    Choose a team type

  4. Enter a name and optional description for your class team. For example: Ms. Asher, 3rd period, meets in room 301.

    Create new class team

  5. Select Next.

  6. If you want to add students to your class now, follow the steps to add your students and/or co-teachers as team members. This will add them right away. You can always skip this step for now and add students later on.

Learn more

Add students to a class team

Add co-teachers to a class team

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