Guide to Using Teams in the Classroom

Guide to Using Teams in the Classroom

1. Teams Webinar 

 In-depth webinar prepared for Cooper Union by Ferrilli Consultants (52 minute video)

2.  Manage a Teams Meeting 

Basic but good intro for setting up recurring Teams' meetings.  

Clarifies relationship between calendar and Teams’ calendar.    

3. Scheduling and Delivering a Class Lecture 

These are a series of short videos that provide a good overview of the Teams' interface.   

Schedule an online class lecture 

Deliver an online class lecture 

Record the online class lecture 

Test your audio and video before you go online 

End the meeting or lecture for all participants 

Set-up a Class Notebook 

Create a channel for each week or each online lecture 

4. Creating Breakout Groups 

Helpful because using channels to create breakout groups involves a couple steps;  not obvious in interface. 

5. Upload and Share files 

Create folders for the Class Team 

Load files for the Class Team 

Share a file with the students in the Class Team 

Pin a file as a tab in the Class Team 

6. Best practices in Organizing Class Materials 

7.Sharing Desktop in Teams 

8. Presenting PowerPoint slides in Teams 

This eliminates the ribbon and other distracting content but still see Chat.  Student can navigate presentation separately. 

9. Participant Tracking in Teams 

How to download a list of participants in your Teams meeting. 

10. Assignments  

Covers creating, tracking, and reviewing assignments.  Very helpful. 

More details on creating assignments and quizzes using Forms. 

11. Grading  

Create a Grading Rubric  

Export grades from Teams to Excel 

12. Participant Controls 

View more participants in the class lecture 

Mute everyone in the class lecture 

Use the raise hand feature in a lecture 
Create an attendance report for your class lecture 

13. Fifty-six Short Videos about Teams 

Fantastic playlist of Teams education topics.   

Teams video playlist 




  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.