MS Teams - Getting Started


  • How do I get started with Microsoft Teams?


  • Oregon State University
  • Employee, Student or Associate
  • Microsoft Teams


Microsoft Quick Start Guide

For a quick reference guide to Teams features, see Microsoft's quick start guide for Teams. (This is a downloadable PDF.)

Articles in this Knowledge Base

Review the following articles in this knowledge base to get started with Teams at OSU:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I see who is here?
A: Right-click on the team name and select "Manage Team". Active team members have a green check mark next to their name. Members can see all channels.

Q: Does Teams support private channels?
A: Yes. For more information, see: Create a Private Channel

Q: A chat message shows as unread even when I select "Mark as Read". How do I clear the unread status?
A: Try completely closing out and restarting Teams. You may need to do an "End Task" from Task Manager.


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.