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How to use Microsoft Teams to facilitate a virtual course meeting

Please Note: Microsoft Teams meetings do not directly integrate with our Canvas system. As a result, we only recommend using a Microsoft Teams meeting to facilitate a virtual course meeting for your class in the event that both Zoom and Canvas Conferences are unavailable for use.

  1. Install the Microsoft Teams app on your computer if you do not already have it installed.
  2. Open the Microsoft Teams app.
  3. Select Calendar on the global menu on the left of the screen.
  4. In the Calendar area, click the + New Meeting button in the upper right corner.
  5. On the New Meeting details page, enter in your meeting's information.
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    • Meeting Title: Include your course ID and course name (e.g., REL1300-0001: Intro to World Religions class meeting)
    • Required Participants: Add your personal (non-FSU) email address to this field, or add your TA or one of your students to this field instead. Having yourself (or someone else) added as a participant is what triggers the creation of the meeting link that you will share with your students after you have created your meeting. You do not need to add all your students as participants in this field. There only needs to be one "participant" in this field to generate the meeting link.
    • Schedule details: Select the date, time, and duration for your course meeting.
    • Ignore the channel, location, and details fields - these are not needed.
    Once you have entered in all your meeting information, click the Send button in the upper right corner.
  6. You will now see your new meeting on your Teams calendar. Click on your newly created meeting to return to the Meeting Details page.
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  7. At the bottom of the Meeting Details page, there will now be a "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" hyperlink in the meeting description field. Right click on the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting hyperlink, and select Copy link.
  8. Paste this link into a Canvas Announcement to send to all the students in your course. If Canvas is not available, you can email this meeting link to your students via the Faculty Center email tool in myFSU.
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