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 Microsoft 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. Depending on your selected view in Teams -
    In List View, select Join or create a team in the lower left corner of your screen:

In Grid View, select Join or create team in the upper right corner of your screen:
join or create a team

  1. Select Create team.

choose create a team under Join or create team

  1. OIT recommends creating an Other team. This creates more of a bare-bones Team that does not include a standard OneNote notebook. You can always add the notebook later if you wish, but you can not delete it if it is added automatically. If you wish to be able to give assignments, you must create a class Team. To create a class team, see this KB article.

  1. Choose to use the template offered.
    use the template offered for other
  2. If you already have a Microsoft 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. View this LinkedIn Learning video to learn how to create the team using a Microsoft 365 group.
  3. Choose whether your Team will be Public or Private. OIT recommends private teams unless you specifically want them open to anyone.
    choose the private team option
  4. If you do not have a Microsoft 365 group, then type in the Name and Description (if desired) of your Team and click Create.

name your team

  1. On the next screen that appears, enter the names of the people you wish to add to the team and select Add.

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

  1. Select Add and your team is now created!


Article ID: 121063
Tue 11/24/20 2:51 PM
Thu 1/18/24 9:01 AM
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