Create Group Channels in Teams

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Log into Teams

More information is available in the Where is Teams? page.

Click upon Teams

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Now that you've logged into Teams, you will need to click the Teams menu button along the left-hand side of the tool (not to be confused with the software named Teams). Your various class Teams sites will appear here in squares labelled with the course code.

Click on the Team

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Click on the Team that you want to create Group Channels for.

Add Channels

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  1. Click on the ellipsis (...) beside the name of the Team on the left-hand side of your screen.
  2. From the drop-down menu select Add Channel

Name the Channels

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Enter the channel (Group) name. Noting that there is a privacy box at the bottom. More information on the privacy setting can be found here: Teams Standard and Private Channels (Groups).

Repeat this process to add additional Channels

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Repeat the above 2 steps for as many breakout rooms as you need. You will notice as you add channels they appear on the left hand side of your Teams site under the General Channel. Once you have created the number of channels that you desire you are ready to use them in a Teams call.

Channel options

Starting an Unscheduled Meeting in a Channel

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  • For both students and instructors to join group channel calls click on the breakout room channel in your Team, the first person that arrives in the breakout room channel will have to start the call by expanding the ```Meet``` button and selecting Meet Now in the top right-hand corner of the channel.

Joining a Meeting in a Channel

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  • Others that follow will be able to select the purple Join button in the Chat section of the breakout room channel.


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