Microsoft Teams: Create a Class Team


Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place, letting educators create vibrant learning environments. Build collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and connect with colleagues – all from a single experience.



How do you create a class team?


Expected Outcomes

  • Communicate with Students
  • Distribute Course Materials
  • Host an Engaging Lecture
  • Assess Learning
  • Observe Students Demonstrating Skills
  • Give Online Presentation
  • Engage with Content
  • Check in on Students' Understanding
  • Work on Group Projects
  • Connect Students with Each Other


A. How to Access Teams

Microsoft (MS) Teams is available in your Office 365 applications located at

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in using your YSU Username and Password, if necessary.


B. How to Create a Class Team

  1. Select Teams from the app bar.
     App bar

  2. Select Join or create team > Create team.
    MS Teams join or create team button

  3. Select Class as the team type.
    Select team type

  4. Enter a name and optional description for your class. Select Next
    .Name your team - dark mode

C. Add Students

Add students at any time.  It is not necessary to add them when you create the Team class.  Skip this step until you are ready to enter your roster.  Teams for courses are not populated by the IT Department.  Class rosters are not populated as they are with Blackboard our official LMS.

To add students or make changes to this team later, navigate to the team and select More options  More options button

  1. Enter student names and select Add.  

  2. Select Done when you’re finished.

    Note: To add co-teachers to this class team, choose the Teachers tab and enter names.

    You’re done!


D. Additional Resources

Once you have created an MS Team for a course, you may want to create an assignment, assessment, share files, create break out spaces for students (chats), or have virtual meetings.  Please see our articles for each topic.




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