Microsoft Teams: Overview

Microsoft Teams is a College-supported communications and collaboration tool that can be used for messaging, video conferencing, file sharing, and more!

See also: Supplemental information

Microsoft Teams: Overview

Microsoft Teams can be used with or without a dedicated "Team", and not everyone needs one! Detailed below are some of Teams' various functionality and what's accessible with your setup.

What is a Team?

A "Team" is a dedicated, group workspace made up of individual channels to host messages, files, and more.

a screenshot of a microsoft teams window with various message threads


Without a Team:

With a Team:


Without a Team, share files via message to avoid email attachment limits.

With a Team, you can upload them directly. Unlike OneDrive, they are owned by a Team instead of a specific person.

Creating a Team

Attention: You may not need a Team

You do not need a Team in order to use Microsoft Teams for video conferencing or direct messaging.

Teams must be requested through LITS via the Service Catalog.


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor