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Learn about Microsoft Teams, a chat-based workspace that is part of Office 365 Education.

About Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams provides a chat-based collaboration workspace that integrates with your other Office 365 apps and services. Check who is online and start a chat or schedule a meeting with the whole team. Teams is included in Office 365 Education for UC San Diego faculty and staff.


  • Collaboration and chat:
    • Chat one on one or in groups
    • Create channels to organize your conversations
    • Office365 integration includes built-in access to SharePoint, OneDrive, and Skype for Business
    • Work on documents right in the app
    • Review a project's history with:
      • Files repository
      • Chat history
  • Planning tool:
    • Access calendar and reminders
    • Hold online meetings
    • See a team member’s current status
  • Available across platforms
    • Web application - Microsoft Edge 12+, Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox 47.0+, Chrome 51.0+ (Safari users should download the Mac desktop client)
    • Desktop - Windows, Mac
    • Mobile - Android, iOS

Getting Started

Microsoft Teams is now available to UC San Diego faculty and staff.

  1. Go to https://teams.microsoft.com.
  2. Enter your Active Directory username (username@ucsd.edu).
  3. You will be redirected to the UC San Diego log in page.
  4. Sign in with your Active Directory credentials.
    Note: If you are already signed in with your Active Directory, you will go directly to Microsoft Teams.


Note: This page has a friendly link that's easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/teams