The campus is closed and staff will work remotely at least until the governor announces the reopening of the New York City Region. See the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates page.

Microsoft Teams FAQ

A Microsoft Team has been created for each class you are currently teaching/taking. We recommend downloading and using the desktop version of Teams; it is also accessible through the web and as a mobile device app (for phones, tablets, etc.) if you need it. 

Here are links to instructions on signing into a meeting in Teams from any device: 

Logging in requires you to use your email.

What if I forget my username/password?


What if I’m not enrolled in a class I should be / What if one of my students isn’t enrolled?


What if a course is cross-listed or there are multiple sections that should be combined?

You can add students from one to the other by “Add Members” to one of the sections; or you can send invites with a code to students (instructions can be found here)

Can I use Zoom, Webex or another tool?

You may use any tool you feel best conveys your course content to your students, but Cooper Union can only support a limited number of options. The primary solution we are supporting is Microsoft Teams. You can request a Zoom license from Information Technology.

What about Moodle?

Moodle continues to be an option for you. It isn’t going anywhere!

  • 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.