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Microsoft Teams: Launch of self-service teams creation

1:41PM, 14 April 2021

In Microsoft Teams, teams are groups of people brought together for work, projects, or common interests. From Friday 16 April 2021 staff and post-graduate researchers will be able to create a team via the Microsoft Teams App 


  • Self-service - create your own team in minutes 
  • Easily manage settings for your team 

Further guidance to consider before creating a team can be found on the Microsoft Teams webpages , this includes: 

  • Loughborough University naming conventions. Prefix your team name with a school, department, programme, project or similar short code: e.g. ITS-Project X 
  • Team types. Loughborough University commonly use Class type teams for teaching and Other for all other cases. Once a team is created this cannot be changed. 
  • Your responsibilities as a team owner  

Note:Module Teams are automatically created and updated based on a data feed from Loughborough University Student Information so care should be taken if using module codes in team names 


Please visit the Microsoft Teams section to guide you through setting up a team, for further support please contact the IT Service Desk. 

Microsoft 365 training sessions are now available to staff and post-graduate researchers. For more information, please visit my.HR and the Doctoral College website.