Microsoft Teams Video

Microsoft Teams Video is a component of the larger Microsoft Teams suite of communication tools. Teams Video is now available for use by all staff in response to the need for some users to host video conference calls that exceed our current limits on Zoom. Teams’ Instant Messaging app, called Chat, is also available to use. Other components will be added in the future. See the list of available tools below.

Accessing Teams

There are three different ways to access Teams video

From Your Browser (any computer/chromebook)

See the GIF walkthrough of these steps here .

  1. Open your GVSD Webmail:
  2. Click on the app waffle in the upper left of your screen
  3. Choose the Teams icon from the list
  4. Allow Teams to access your webcam and microphone when prompted.
Download the Desktop App (Mac or Windows)

Watch the 30 second video tutorial here:

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Click Download for Desktop
  3. Open the installer and run it
  4. Teams will launch when the installation is complete
Get the Mobile App (iPhone, iPad, Android) Visit the App store on your device

Creating a Meeting Link

Teams does not provide a static Personal Meeting Room link in the same way that Zoom does; each meeting has a unique link. To Create a meeting link:

  1. Open the Teams app as instructed above and click the calendar icon on the left-hand side
  2. Create a new meeting and give the meeting a title
  3. Invite someone to the meeting using an email address; it can be a personal email, if you are trying to create a link to send to students, parents or other non-GVSD employees
  4. Set a meeting time; the meeting can span multiple days if you want to send a single link that covers an extended period of time
  5. Ensure that Require Registration is set to None
  6.  Click send to save the changes. The email addresses entered in step 3 will recieve an invitation
  7. A Copy link button will appear in the header area, and on the calendar page. Click it to copy the link to your clipboard
  8. Paste the link in an email, Google Classroom notice or other place where your audience will see it


Available Tools



Video Conferencing Available
Instant Messaging (Chat) Available
Calendar (for scheduling and joining meetings) Available
Files (for viewing shared and cloud-hosted files) Available
Teams (for organizing work groups and classrooms) Not Available
Voice Calls (for making telephone calls) Not Available
SharePoint (for organizing files and tasks across working groups) Not Available
Teams Apps (for adding additional modules to Teams) Not Available

Creating A Meeting

Managing Meetings

Tips for Teams Meetings

Using Chat