Microsoft Teams: Create a Team


Anyone can create an MS Team. Use Teams to chat with co-workers, use shared files, hold video meetings, and more.  


  1. To create a Team, log in to Office 365
  2. Choose Teams from the Apps. (If you have not previously used Teams, you may need to select All Apps first.) 
  3. Once you are in Teams, go to the Teams icon

  1. In the upper right of your screen, select Join or create team

  1. Select Create a team

  1. Select Staff, if you are creating this for a departmental or office group. Other options are available for clubs, study groups, communities, etc. To create a class group, see this KB article.

  1. If you already have an Office 365 group, choose the option for creating the group. This is the recommended way to create a team if you already have an existing group. 
    See this LinkedIn Learning video to show you how to create the team using an Office 365 group.
  2. If you do not have an Office 365 group, then type in the Name and Description (if desired) of your Team and click Next.  

  1. After the screen for creating the team disappears, you’ll see the following. Enter the names of the people you wish to add to the group and select Add.

  1. Adjust the roles for members of the group. Choose either Member or Owner

  1. Select Close and your group is now created! 


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