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The Teams desktop application for Windows and Apple devices is not required but will provide a more stable experience for instructors as they facilitate courses. Applications for either operating system can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/microsoft-teams/download-app.
 
The Teams desktop application for Windows and Apple devices is not required but will provide a more stable experience for instructors as they facilitate courses. Applications for either operating system can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/microsoft-teams/download-app.
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===What computer hardware do I need to teach with Teams?===
 
===What computer hardware do I need to teach with Teams?===
 
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The following hardware items are '''required''' for teaching with Teams:
Instructors are empowered to create Sakai spaces for upcoming courses using steps at [[Create a new course site]]. Mainly to respect academic freedoms, sites are rarely pre-created for instructors.
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* an internet-connected computer (laptop or desktop)
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* a microphone. Note that most laptop computers possess built-in microphones that are quite suitable to teaching with Teams.
  
Most members of Brock faculty or staff are able to create sites on demand, though only instructors of courses (aka Instructors of Record) are able to include student rosters as part of site creation steps. Some additional discussion of this is provided within the [[Create_a_new_course_site#Before_you_begin|Before you begin]] section.
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* a camera. Note that most laptop computers possess built-in cameras that are quite suitable to teaching with Teams.
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* a headset or headphones. These will prevent sound feedback if more than one individual in the class meeting is speaking and will generally provide more audible sound to an instructor while facilitating the meeting.
  
It is sometimes also useful to [[Create a new project site|create a project site]] to test Sakai's features in a low-risk setting or to prepare course content in advance of sharing with a formal course site.
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When opened, Teams should automatically detect hardware within your computer. If it fails to do so, restarting Teams or unplugging / re-plugging peripherals (if possible) can often solve the trouble.
 
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===What information should I give to students?===
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===How can I (and my students) join our class meeting in Teams?===
<div class="mw-collapsible-content">Yes! It is often quite useful to create a new space to begin planning your site, as steps to adding your students, once you're formally understood by Sakai to be the course's instructor, are quick.
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If you've created a Teams space for your course and scheduled a class meeting, you and your students will possess an option to join when the class meeting occurs.
  
Try these steps to [[Create a new course site without students]]. Note that you'll be able to [[Add_a_class_roster|add your students]] closer to the beginning of your course's beginning.
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The page '''[[Join a Teams class meeting]]''' provides several options for joining a scheduled class meeting.
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Or consider creating [[Create_a_new_project_site|creating a project site]].
 
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===Start a class meeting in Teams===
 
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Favourited or pinned courses will always be shown to you in your top navigation from any Sakai page and will possess a yellow
 
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===Connect Teams with Sakai===
 
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">[[File:CPI entrance.jpg|frame|center]]Instructors, other teaching staff, or staff members in the Brock community are welcome to contact the [https://brocku.ca/pedagogical-innovation/ Centre for Pedagogical Innovation] for assistance with Sakai.
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">Adding a link to your course's Teams space within Sakai allows students unfamiliar with Teams to have an opportunity for easier discovery.
  
For speediest responses, we encourage usage of the '''edtech@brocku.ca''' contact.
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A great deal of help information is also available within this space. To begin from the home page, visit https://docu.brocku.ca/.
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The page '''[[Add a link to Teams in Sakai]]''' will provide steps for adding a link to Teams in Sakai using the Web Content tool.  
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===What if I only plan to teach with Teams for a short while?===
 
<div class="mw-collapsible-content">Your new Sakai site will arrive with only the essential enabled and ready to go. If you'd like leverage Sakai's ability to perform additional tasks, try taking the steps at [[Add tools to my site]].
 
 
 
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===Where can I find more help?===
 
===Where can I find more help?===
<div class="mw-collapsible-content">Though many options are available within Sakai, a common place for sharing content like course syllabi, assignments, readings, and other media with students is the [[What is the Resources tool?|Resources]] tool.
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*Brocks Information Technology Services has provided a [https://brocku.ca/information-technology/service-catalogue/office-365/teams/#1566523447601-b8f63b92-d725e025-075a Teams training hub]. ITS can also be contacted for [https://brocku.ca/information-technology/service-catalogue/office-365/teams/#1565814238465-4345dc21-b32d5e72-551be025-075a direct support].
 
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*Instructors, other teaching staff, or staff members in the Brock community are welcome to contact the [https://brocku.ca/pedagogical-innovation/ Centre for Pedagogical Innovation] for guidance on teaching with Teams. For speediest responses, we encourage usage of the '''edtech@brocku.ca''' contact.
For steps to uploading a document, visit [[Upload files to Resources]]
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*A great deal of help information is also available within this space. To begin from the home page, visit https://docu.brocku.ca/.
 
 
A popular but optional additional measure can be to add a link to your course syllabus to your Sakai site's toolbar. Once you've uploaded a document, follow steps at [[Add a link to a syllabus or other document]] to do so.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:45, 24 September 2021

Welcome to Teams!

Teams is a useful option for delivering synchronous (live) lectures or facilitating course discussion and is available to all members of the Brock community. This guide will offer a focus on information that's most helpful to a Brock University instructor.

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FAQs and steps

Access Teams

Teams is available to all members of the Brock community via https://teams.microsoft.com/.

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Log in with Brock email

Enter your Brock email into the Microsoft login space:

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Log in with Brock credentials

Enter your full Brock email and password to complete login. Note that you may not be required to take this step if you've logged into Brock services recently.

Log into ADFS.png

(Optionally) install the desktop app

The Teams desktop application for Windows and Apple devices is not required but will provide a more stable experience for instructors as they facilitate courses. Applications for either operating system can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/microsoft-teams/download-app.

Create a Teams space for my class

Microsoft Teams sites for courses will automatically remain synchronized with your course's enrollment. Teams sites of this type can be requested by course instructors as listed by the Registrar (or Instructor of Record) using the steps at Create a Team or the button below:

Note that sometimes up to one business day is needed for a new Teams space to be constructed.

Though Brock community members are able to create Teams sites for projects and collaboration without course enrollment, these steps are recommended for instructors that wish to teach with Teams.

Schedule a class meeting in a Teams space (and invite the class)

Once you've created a Teams space for your course, it will be possible to quickly invite your students to single or recurring class meetings using features within Teams.

Information about steps to doing so are available within the Invite students to a Teams class meeting page.

What computer hardware do I need to teach with Teams?

The following hardware items are required for teaching with Teams:

  • an internet-connected computer (laptop or desktop)
  • a microphone. Note that most laptop computers possess built-in microphones that are quite suitable to teaching with Teams.

The following hardware items are recommended for teaching with Teams:

  • a camera. Note that most laptop computers possess built-in cameras that are quite suitable to teaching with Teams.
  • a headset or headphones. These will prevent sound feedback if more than one individual in the class meeting is speaking and will generally provide more audible sound to an instructor while facilitating the meeting.

When opened, Teams should automatically detect hardware within your computer. If it fails to do so, restarting Teams or unplugging / re-plugging peripherals (if possible) can often solve the trouble.

How can I (and my students) join our class meeting in Teams?

Click Join Button - Meeting from Teams Site Channel.png

If you've created a Teams space for your course and scheduled a class meeting, you and your students will possess an option to join when the class meeting occurs.

The page Join a Teams class meeting provides several options for joining a scheduled class meeting.

Connect Teams with Sakai

Adding a link to your course's Teams space within Sakai allows students unfamiliar with Teams to have an opportunity for easier discovery.
Sakai-to-Teams.png

The page Add a link to Teams in Sakai will provide steps for adding a link to Teams in Sakai using the Web Content tool.

Where can I find more help?

  • Brocks Information Technology Services has provided a Teams training hub. ITS can also be contacted for direct support.
  • Instructors, other teaching staff, or staff members in the Brock community are welcome to contact the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation for guidance on teaching with Teams. For speediest responses, we encourage usage of the edtech@brocku.ca contact.
  • A great deal of help information is also available within this space. To begin from the home page, visit https://docu.brocku.ca/.