Microsoft Teams is an online collaboration tool which allows users to hold virtual meetings with up to 250 people as well as many other features and related Microsoft services. Anyone with or without an Olivet account may join a Microsoft Teams meeting.
Employees and students with an active Olivet account have access to both online versions and downloadable versions of Microsoft Office 365 products. Go to email.olivet.edu and log in using your Olivet credentials.
How to install Microsoft Teams
- Sign in to email.olivet.edu
- Click on the waffle icon in the upper left corner
- Click Teams
- Click the icon on the bottom left to download the installer
- Once downloaded, launch the file
- Sign in with your ONUNet username and password
- Go to https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads
- Scroll to the bottom and select the correct operating system
- Run the installer that downloads and sign in using your ONUNet username and password
Please explore Microsoft's Teams information using the links below:
- How to Join a Microsoft Teams Meeting
- Quick Start card
- Getting started guide and demos
- Interactive demo
- Setup a Meeting Using Teams
- Video walk-throughs
Unofficial tip: Add custom backgrounds to Teams
Although this feature is not yet supported by Microsoft Teams as part of the user interface, it is possible to use custom backgrounds. Note: This is for those who consider themselves technically adventurous.
Olivet backgrounds from Marketing may be found here.
Microsoft Windows 10
Backgrounds are downloaded by the Teams client and stored within the
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgroundsfolder, and within this is a folder named Uploads.
In other words, copy that address, which starts with %APPDATA% and ends in backgrounds, and paste it into File Explorer’s address bar. When you hit enter, you should jump to the specific folder where you’ll see a bunch of image files for Microsoft Teams, if you have access to the custom backgrounds feature. Add your own image files, ideally the same resolution or ratio of what you see in the folder, and you should be able to pull them up as custom backgrounds during your next Microsoft Teams call.
Mac backgrounds are stored within the Microsoft Teams client folder, within ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds .
You might need to hold down the Option key before you can find the appropriate library.
Once you have access to those folders, adding your own backgrounds is as simple as copy-pasting a file from your pictures or documents into the right place. You can even drag and drop your file if you like. We’d recommend using a very high-quality image if you want it to look great when you’re on your next meeting. Additionally, stay away from anything copyrighted, just in case.