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DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 1: Beyond Basics Overview
Course Description:
This is the first in a series of four advanced Microsoft Teams workshops which aim to make you more confident and productive when working with Teams. In this first workshop a wide range of features and tasks relating to posts, private chats, managing teams, customising your settings, searching and more will be covered. Plenty of useful shortcuts, tips and tricks will also be presented.

This workshop assumes you are already using Teams and are familiar with the basics. If you are completely new to Teams or have only recently started using Teams please see the Prerequisites section below.

The four workshops may be attended in any order. Workshop 2 focuses on managing and participating in meetings. Workshop 3 takes a comprehensive look at document collaboration. Workshop 4 focuses on Forms polling in channels, chats and meetings.

Once you have booked on the course you will be able to access all of the online materials in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

PREREQUISITES: If you are new or relatively new to Teams please first attend the DSD: Microsoft Teams Introduction/Prerequisite course for Advanced Workshop.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with a joining link at least one day before the session.

Courses start on the hour but please join during the 5 minutes prior to this to download resources and test out your connection/audio.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page .

At the end of this course you will familiar with:
  • Creating/joining Teams,
  • Managing Teams, including membership, settings and analytics,
  • Channels and private channels,
  • Adding extra tabs in a channel, e.g. for a document, OneNote notebook, wiki, etc.
  • Posts, including formatting, saving posts, pinning posts,
  • Sending email directly to a channel,
  • Private chats and chat meetings,
  • Using the immersive reader,
  • Opening a Team in SharePoint,
  • Searching and refining results,
  • @mentions and tags,
  • Customising your settings,
  • Notifications,
  • Activity pane,
  • Keyboard shortcuts,
  • Teams commands in Search box.
Intended Audience:
This workshop is aimed at those who are already familiar with the basics of Teams and wish to further their knowledge and expertise and learn how to work more productively.
Target Audience: All
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