Microsoft Teams

Teams Training Opportunities

A series of helpful training lead by Microsoft certified trainers are available at the Office 365 Communication Hub page managed by IT@JH. Also found on that page are video tutorials that will help orient you to the application's features:

Teams training and tutorials 

NOTE: When registering, if you recieve an error page, please log on to the MyLearning system first at the following page, then click on the registration link.


Microsoft Teams is a online collaboration platform made available though JHU's Office 365 license. It allows users to chat, hold discussions, share links, images, and documents for collaborative editing. In some ways it is similar to Slack but has built-in capability to edit files live with your colleagues through its integration with Office 365 online applications. 

For updates on the status of the Teams service, please visit the JHU Office 365 Communication Hub page for Teams.

Accessing Teams

To access Teams, you can either:

  • Visit myJHU Portal, then from the Technology tab on the left, choose Office 365 Portal
    • On the Office 365 Portal page, click "All apps" button to find the link to launch Teams
  • Or visit the following link,
    (Please use your JhedID@​ email as your username. NOT
    (You will then be directed to the JH Authentication page. A Microsoft account is not required.)
    • Once you are logged into the Office 365 Portal with your JH account, click "All apps" button to find the link to launch Teams

Requesting a Teams Class Site 

If you would like to use Teams for a course you are teaching, a Teams site using the "Class" template can be created for you with your students added automatically. In order for this to happen, your course needs to be flagged in SIS. To have a course flagged for a site, please send an email to the Registrar office at the following address:

  • Be sure to include your course number in your request.
  • It may take up to a day for the request to be completed.

NOTE: The Registrar’s Office does not manage the actual MS Team sites. If you have specific questions or need assistance, please contact

Creating a Team (non-class oriented)

Once you enter the Teams site, click on the Teams tab on the left.
Then on the top right of the window, click "Join or create team". You should have the option to choose a "Class" template for your Team

Adding Members

When in your Team, click the "triple dots" to reveal the Team settings menu. Then chose "Add Member".
If you chose the "Class" template, the dialog box will have two tabs, one for adding Students, and one for Teachers. You can use a JHED ID to find the correct person. (Unfortunately adding multiple users at one time is not supported)

Teams app

While Teams can be accessed from a web browser, you also have the option to download the Teams app. Microsoft has a desktop app as well as mobile apps.