Using Teams on a campus computer (classroom or lab)

Teams is a good way to meet your class and may be used by your instructor for remote synchronous class meetings. The Teams application is available for your personal computer or device.

Using Teams on a campus computer – web browser only

If you need to use Teams on a shared computer, such as one in a computer classroom or lab, you will need to use Teams in a web browser rather than install the application.

Using Teams on campus

Open a supported browser (currently Chrome and Edge) and go to https://teams.microsoft.com (this link will open a new browser tab)

If you are not yet logged into Office 365, you may need to enter your PSCC email address and password to continue.

Joining a Teams meeting in a browser

screenshot of the Microsoft Teams sidebar with Teams and Calendar icons highlighted

If your meeting has been scheduled, you will click the Calendar icon and join the meeting from that invitation.

If your meeting is within a Team channel, click on the Teams icon and then go to the appropriate team channel to join the meeting there.

Your instructor should provide you more guidance on how your Teams meetings will be shared with you. Click the “Join” button and Teams will open the meeting in the browser window.

  • If you are using Microsoft Edge and you see a “Let teams.microsoft.com use your webcam and microphone?” prompt at the bottom of the browser window – click Yes.
  • If you are using Google Chrome and you see a “teams.microsoft.com wants to” use your microphone and use your camera prompt – click Allow.

Once you given the browser permissions to access your camera and microphone, you will see a page where you can configure your audio and video settings and preview your video before entering the meeting.

  1. Use the slider buttons below the video preview to turn your camera on, if needed.
  2. Use the slide button below the video preview to turn your microphone on, if needed.
  3. Type your first and last name in the “Enter Name” field in the video preview pane.
  4. Use the “gear” icon to make any settings changes that might be required (probably not needed on a campus lab computer)

Based on the meeting settings, you may see a “Someone in the meeting should let you in soon” message. The meeting organizer will admit you to the room.

Once you have entered the meeting, you can use buttons in the Meeting controls panel at the bottom of the meeting window to turn on/off your microphone and camera, share your screen, open the conversation (text chat), and access other meeting features.

Additional Information

Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guide (PDF)