Microsoft® Teams
Stage 1 Training Course

With group chat, online meetings, file collaboration and web conferencing, productivity will go through the roof!

Duration: 2 hours

Getting Started with Microsoft® Teams

About this course

This introductory course is offered as a 2-hour online course focusing on getting you started in Microsoft Teams. It covers the skills that are essential for working competently and confidently in Teams and teaches you how to collaborate and communicate successfully as a team member.

Is this course suitable for you or your team?

This course is aimed at people who are ready to learn the new features that Teams offers. This course is definitely for you if:

  • You are new to Teams and would like a beginner course
  • You’ve been using Teams for a while and you’re feeling that gaining some understanding in how to use it better would be beneficial
  • You started using Teams during lockdown and may’ve picked up bad habits because #pandemic, so you need structured learning that’ll fill in the gaps and help you consolidate what you already know with best practice

Learning outcomes

This hands-on course guides you through the core features in Teams such as chat, posts, meetings and sharing and editing files with others. The course is complemented with a quick reference cheat sheet.

Course pre-requisites

An understanding of Microsoft® Office 365 would be beneficial but not essential. Learners will require a PC with access to Teams via their Microsoft® Office 365 Premium (or equivalent) subscription with the desktop software installed. 

What you will learn...

Introducing Teams

Teams transforms the way you work and collaborate. In this module you will learn what Teams is, how to navigate it and the fundamentals of working in the cloud.

TOPICS COVERED

Introducing Teams

Differences working in Online Apps vs Desktop Apps

Storing files in SharePoint and OneDrive and Teams

Navigating and personalising settings and notifications

Working in Teams and Channels

Every Team has as many channels as it has topics or subjects related to the Team. In this module you will learn the different roles in a Team and how to work across multiple Teams and Channels, and tips for saving posts to come back to at a later stage.

TOPICS COVERED

Creating Teams and Channels

Owners, Members and Guests

Posting, replying and reacting to conversations

Managing Activities

Saving Posts

Chatting with Individuals or Groups

Learn how to chat privately with individuals or groups. Master how to share files in a Chat AND how to avoid the 'gotcha' situations related to privacy and security.

TOPICS COVERED

Chat and Instant Messaging

Invite others to a Chat

Share files in a Chat

Working with Files

Understanding how to upload, create and co-edit files in Teams is fundamental to reaping the benefits of the collaboration features. Learn the many ways to upload and create files to a Channel and how to share, co-author and roll back version control on a document.

TOPICS COVERED

Attach a File to a Post

Work in the Files Library and Create new files

Co-author a file in real-time

Save as from Word or Excel

Share externally

Version control

Adding Apps as Useful Resources

You can add a variety of Apps to your Team Channel. Learn how to find great apps, like Planner and Wiki, and add them so your team can easily access the resources and tools they need close at hand.

TOPICS COVERED

How to add apps and search for more

Planner app for task planning and tracking

Wiki app for Terms of Reference, FAQs and other text based resources. 

Running Effective Meetings

Video meetings are a must these days.  Learn the 3 different ways to set up a meeting. You'll also learn how to edit the settings for a meeting, like sharing your screen or keeping attendees in the lobby before you join.

TOPICS COVERED

Meet Now for ad hoc meetings

Schedule meetings in Outlook and Teams Calendar

Share your screen and whiteboard

Manage Chat and Settings in a meeting

Record a meeting

What you will get...

Learners are fully supported during and after the workshop with a quick reference cheat sheet that covers the key things they need to know to get started.

Capped class size to ensure you have the hands-on time required and your questions answered.

Need proof of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? On completion of the workshop, by request, we will send you a “Certificate of Attendance” confirming your participation and the duration of the training session.

For onsite workshops only

Please note: we are currently running onsite workshops in the Auckland region only.

The quick reference cheat sheet used during the onsite session will be emailed to our onsite contact prior to the session. Having a printed copy handy during the learning will be extremely beneficial to your learners. 

For online sessions only

We use Microsoft Teams or the latest version of Zoom to deliver live online sessions. If you would like to follow along with your trainer please ensure you have the desktop version of Microsoft Teams available. Having a webcam and headphones ensures you can enjoy interacting with your trainer and fellow participants. Please ensure your browser software is up to date too. For the best experience we recommend using Microsoft Chromium Edge or Google Chrome as your browser.

Details on how to connect to the session, along with your quick reference guide will be emailed to you prior to your session. Having a printed copy of the quick reference guide handy during your learning will be extremely beneficial to your learning.

Any questions, please contact us at ask@excelatwork.co.nz.

Teams Getting Started Course
  • online

  • Onsite

Online LIVE instructor led course

$225 excl GST, pp

Need a quote for a group online session?
Please contact us today.

This training is for the Windows Desktop version of Teams and may not be suitable for Mac users

Keen to do both Getting Started and Teams Power Tips sessions? 

Talk to us about booking a
'Teams Combo' and save!

People who booked this course also booked:

Microsoft Teams Power Tips Course
Microsoft 365 Getting Started course
Microsoft 365 Power Tips training

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Wonderful, fun, interactive, real-life facilitator - made the session very enjoyable!

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An absolutely amazing trainer! Really encouraging and able to relate to learners. Good hands-on examples.

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