Use your University email to receive corporate communications, make enquiries or follow-up with colleagues and students.
Schedule meetings as usual through Outlook, including online meeting details using Skype for Business or Teams. This means recipients can join remotely.
You can invite anyone to these meetings, including externals and flexible workers.
Use Skype for Business or Teams to call other staff members. If you need to call an external, invite them to a Teams meeting.
Send an instant message to start a conversation with colleagues. Use Skype for Business or Teams to make audio and video calls, share your screen and start a group chat.
Teams chat behaves the same way as Skype for Business, with an additional ‘Files’ tab for sharing and collaborating on OneDrive files together. Make sure your notifications are turned on so you don't miss anything.
Contact IT Services to enable Teams for staff members on flexible contracts. Teams isn't usually available for them but IT Services can enable it on request.
Projects and group work
If you haven’t already, create a Team and invite the people you work with to join. A Team keeps conversations and files in one place and allows you to create different channels to suit your tasks.
Teams should open and sign in when you start your computer. If it doesn’t, please sign in so colleagues can contact you. If it’s not installed in your device, install it from the Microsoft website.
If you haven't used Teams before, try the interactive demo first.