Digital cooperation with Microsoft Teams: An efficient approach to collaboration at work and from home

The chat-based collaboration platform Microsoft Teams provides digital support for communication and cooperation. In the new online consultations, our Teams experts explain the tool's main functions and can answer your questions.

Microsoft Teams can be used by employees, teaching staff, and doctoral students and combines a variety of functions in one platform:

  • Chat, audio and video conferences and presentations in a team or with external parties with up to 250 participants
  • Whiteboard
  • File sharing with access from anywhere

To register, you can simply use your usual Uni-ID. Apply once for activation here.

Note: We support Microsoft Teams as an option for digital communication and collaboration. Data is stored on cloud servers located in Germany. There are other services available for digital education that are operated on the university's servers. You can find all services available for collaboration and teaching here.


A digital workplace for entire teams

Apply for a team with us and set up a virtual office with your colleagues and employees. A team is especially suited for departments, projects, or working groups. In your team, you can easily maintain contact and share documents or plan tasks.

Individuals or groups can talk or exchange information using chats. You can even leave voice messages using your smartphone. You can set your personal status (such as available, busy, absent, do not disturb) as required so that your colleagues are informed of your availability. You can also invite people from outside the university via their email adress to work together with you.

Our tip: Every now and again, start an informal meeting with your team. This way, you can maintain contact and improve the team's mood. The available emojis, stickers and gifs are not simply toys, either: they can make the frequently laborious text-based exchange easier and function as communicative tools to prevent misunderstandings or underline statements, for example.


Basic invitation to and participation in online meetings and video conferences

You can easily schedule an online meeting to hold a discussion independently of a team. Participating in such a discussion does not require access to Teams or an account, since you can simply join using your browser.

Our tip: Use the "blur background" function or choose an individual background for a video conference to avoid distractions.


Get to know the functions of Teams: attend our consultation sessions

You want to get to know Microsoft Teams and find out how to use it efficiently for collaboration? Then our consultation sessions are just right for you. The session will begin with a short presentation of Microsoft Teams' main functions. Afterward there is time for an open round of questions and individual consultations. The number of participants is limited to 250.

If you are interested in participating in a future consultation session, please let us know by sending a short e-mail to the IT service. We will then be able to keep you posted about upcoming session dates.

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