Teams for Faculty, Staff, and Students:
Teams is available for Penn Law faculty and staff as well as students enrolled in a Penn Law degree program. To access Teams, visit the Penn Law Office 365 Portal at https://o365.law.upenn.edu and click on “Teams” or go directly to https://teams.microsoft.com/ where you will also have the option to download a desktop version of the app.
How do I request a Teams Site?
Staff, faculty, and student groups/journals may request a Teams site via our Service Catalog.
(For student groups/journals, the request should come from the group President/Co-President or Journal EIC/ME.)
What is Teams?
Teams is a hub for collaboration in Office 365 that brings together people, conversations and content—
along with the tools that teams need.
Communicate through chat, online meetings, and calls.
Collaborate together with integrated Office 365 apps. Coauthor and share files using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
Use Microsoft Teams on your desktop, on the web, or on your iOS or Android mobile device.
More information/mobile app download: https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software
Guides / Tutorials : You’ll Learn How to :
|Microsoft: Teams Video Training||
|LinkedIn Learning: Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks||
|YouTube: Microsoft 365 - Teams||
|Instructor-led training for Microsoft Teams||
Student Group Teams Sites - Expiration Policy
Please note that we’ve set up automatic expiration on Student Group Teams sites. Every 180 days, Team site owners will receive an automated email from Office 365 asking one of you to confirm that you’re still actively using the Team site. Team owners have 30 days to click a link in the email to confirm that the Team is still in use. You’ll receive a 30 day, 15 day, and one day email notice before the Teams site is deleted. It is possible to restore the Teams site for 30 days after the deletion.
It is the responsibility of the Team site owners to add new owners after they are no longer affiliated with the student group.
The expiration notification will look like the example below. Microsoft has more information about Teams expiration here.
Do I need to be a member of a “Team” to use Teams?
No - anyone can use Teams to message, audio/video conference, and share files directly with other members of the Penn Law community.
Create a group chat to message, audio/video conference, and share files with multiple people simultaneously without using a Team
- Schedule meetings using the calendar app in Teams or through an Outlook event invite (desktop/web)
Can people outside of the Law School use Teams?
Yes - you can invite guests to meetings by adding their email address to a meeting invitation or by forwarding the meeting details. (Guests will have to be manually admitted to meetings using the lobby by default but this setting can be changed before your meeting)
- External guests can also be added to a specific Team by emailing your request to ITSHelp@law.upenn.edu (they will be required to use or create a Microsoft account in order to access the Team)
How do I request a Teams Site?
Staff, faculty, and student groups and journals may request a Teams site via our Service Catalog.
- For student groups and journals, the request should come from the group President/Co-President or Journal EIC/ME.