This guide is for Semester 2, 2024 when Microsoft Teams is available to all Learn.UQ courses at UQ.

Starting from Semester 2, 2024 Microsoft Teams will be available to all courses at UQ. The use of MS Teams for Teaching and Learning is, however, optional.

A Microsoft Teams link is added by default to your Learn.UQ course template - Learning Resources folder. When you order your Learn.UQ course site (new or copy), a respective course Microsoft Teams site will be created. If you would like to use Microsoft Teams as a communication and collaboration platform in your course, you will need to:

  • Make the Team link available to students, and
  • Activate your course Team.

Notes:

  • Microsoft Teams – refers to the Microsoft product 'Microsoft Teams', which is a part of Microsoft's O365 suite
  • Team – refers to a collaborative space setup within Microsoft Teams, to facilitate collaboration between groups such as project teams, work teams, sections, or an organisational unit.

Instructions

 Activate your course Team

  1. Access your Microsoft Teams via the app or web (office.com or UQ dashboard).
  2. Click on the Teams button.
  3. As a Course Coordinator, you will have access to:
  • the classes/courses you are enrolled as an instructor,
  • the professional teams you are working with in your institution, and
  • any hidden teams or classes that have been obsolete.
  1. Click on the Classes button.

  1. All Learn.UQ courses you are enrolled in as Course Coordinator will have a respective course Team in your MS Teams. These teams will be displayed with a lock. That means the students do not have access to their respective Team sites.

Notes: The merged courses will have 3 team sites with corresponding course codes: 2 for each child course and 1 for the parent course. Please make sure you only activate the parent course team.

  1. Click on the class/course you want to activate its team site.

  1. The course team will be displayed.
  2. Click on the Activate button. All students in your respective Learn.UQ course will be enrolled to the corresponding course Team.

Make the Team link available

  1. Access your Learn.UQ course.
  2. Navigate to the Learning Resources folder.
  3. Click on the down arrow next to the Teams link.
  4. Select the Edit option from the drop-down menu.
  5. Delete the sentence 'If you wish to use Microsoft Teams, activate the course Team and make this link available to students' in the Instruction textbox.
  6. Click on the Submit button.
  7. Click on the down arrow next to the Team link.
  8. Select the Make available option from the drop-down menu.
  9. Click on the Submit button.