UNC faculty, staff, and students have access to Microsoft Teams as a part of their Office 365 accounts. Microsoft Teams is a way for people at UNC to host conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. Because it is an Office product, it's integrated with the other familiar Office applications. It is also hosted in the Office 365 global, secure cloud, making it a great way to share more secure information with colleagues. 

  • Account Access

    For UNC employees and students, access is simple. 

  • Schedule a Meeting

    Meetings created in Teams will automatically post to your Outlook calendar. 

  • Meetings vs Live Events

    Microsoft Teams gives users the option to create either a Meeting or a Live Event. What's the difference?

    Meeting:

    Teams Meetings are designed for synchronous collaboration. Currently, a Teams Meeting is limited to a total of 250 people on the call. Attendees can share webcam video, create a whiteboard, or share out their desktop. Invitations can be sent to individuals or teams of people. Meetings are best used for smaller, collaborative efforts.

    Live Event:

    Teams Live Events are designed for presentation style meetings, where most attendees are “view only”. With this version of Teams, up to 10,000 attendees can join the event, but can only participate via text-based Q&A. 

    The standard Live Event mode allows multiple, virtual presenters who can share audio, webcams and their screens to present content. Teams Live Sessions are best used for one-to-many presentation.

  • Tutorials

    Students

    Faculty & Staff

    General 

     More Training

    Check out the Organizational Development page for more information on upcoming webinars and training. 

  • Security

    Because Microsoft Teams uses UNC's multi-factor authentication and is a part of our Azure cloud server, Microsoft Teams is UNC's recommendation when collaborating on sensitive data related to UNC employees and students. 

  • Bandwidth Requirements

    Teams - from Microsoft Help

    Where bandwidth isn't limited, Teams optimizes media quality, including up to 1080p video resolution, up to 30fps for video and 15fps for content, and high-fidelity audio.

    Teams is always conservative on bandwidth utilization and can deliver HD video quality in under 1.2Mbps.

    • Peer-to-peer Audio - 30kbps
    • Peer-to-peer audio calling and screen sharing - 130 kbps
    • Peer-to-peer quality video calling 360p at 30fps - 500 kbps
    • Peer-to-peer HD quality video calling with resolution of HD 720p at 30fps - 1.2Mbps
    • Peer-to-peer HD quality video calling with resolution of HD 1080p at 30fps - 1.5Mbps
    • Group Video calling - 500kbps/1Mbps
    • HD Group video calling (540p videos on 1080p screen) - 1Mbps/2Mbps