Accessing Timetable, Learn and Teams
How to access your Timetable, Learn - our virtual learning environment, and Microsoft Teams
Accessing and using Microsoft Teams
Getting the Microsoft Teams app
The steps below outline how to access the MS Teams app. It is possible to access MS Teams just through your browser, however it is highly recommended that for the best experience you follow all the steps below to access via the MS Teams app.
- Go to office365.lboro.ac.uk
- Then, click the application launcher in the top left of the window (icon with 9 tiles)
- Next, select Teams from the list
- Then, if prompted log-in using your University log-in details
- Then, click your profile picture in the top right of the Teams window
- Next, click "Download the desktop app"
- Then, follow your computer's prompts to install Teams
- You may be prompted to enter your University log-in details again
Note: Microsoft Teams is not available for use via the Safari web browser. Microsoft are working on making it available in Safari (it is currently in preview), and any updates on this from Microsoft will be shown on the Microsoft website.
You will have specific Teams set-up for each of your modules.
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that is part of the Office 365 suite. Teams allows you to easily chat with your lecturers and fellow students, upload and collaborate on files and attend live interactive sessions. Each of your modules will have its own Teams Team within which you will be able to attend live sessions, collaborate on files and contribute to the group chat.
Can I create a virtual study group within Microsoft Teams?
The easiest way to do this is to create a group chat between the members of your study group. Within a group chat you can exchange messages, start video calls and share files. Microsoft has lots of guidance on how to use the chat function including:
How can I manage notifications within Microsoft Teams?
If you want to make alterations to when and how you receive notifications, guidance can be found on the Microsoft website. This includes setting your status to ‘Do not disturb’ which will mute all notifications until you change your status.