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Accessing Teams via a web browser or desktop / mobile app

Teams logoGuide overview

There are a number of ways you can access your Teams collaboration space. This guide will explain how to access the Teams app via a web browser or desktop / mobile app.

Further guidance

Please access the official Microsoft Teams video training site by clicking on the following link; https://tinyurl.com/teamsvids

Accessing the Teams app from a web browser

Web browser

Microsoft Teams can be accessed using a variety of web browsers.

  1. Please click on the following link to access Teams; www.office.com. Please also see further guidance by clicking on the following link; Office 365 via a web browser.
  2. Log in using your Hull York Medical School username (username@hyms.ac.uk) and password.
  3. Click on the ‘Teams’ icon.
  4. You can also access Microsoft Teams directly by clicking on the following link; https://teams.microsoft.com/.

Web browser issues

You may experience issues with using Internet Explorer or Safari web browser. We recommend using Google Chrome web browser instead. Please click on the following link for further guidance on Teams and web browsers; https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/get-clients#web-client.

Accessing Teams from the computer desktop app

Computer desktop app

You may be able to use Teams via the computer desktop app.

  1. Please click on the following link to access Teams; https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads
  2. Click on ‘download (64 bit)’.
  3. Click on ‘file’ to install Teams.
  4. Log in using your Hull York Medical School username (username@hyms.ac.uk) and password.

Installing the Teams app

Please see further guidance at the following help page; installing Office 365 software on a PC, Laptop or Mac. Please note, not all HYMS account types allow download of Office 365 software (notably Honorary and Other Contributor). Please see the guidance for further information. We cannot guarantee that all device models / versions will be able to successfully install / use the Teams app. Please search online for detailed guidance for your particular device model. 

Accessing the Teams app from a mobile device

Mobile app

Login Teams appThe Teams app can be installed and used on mobile devices. Please click on the following links to install Teams.

After successful download you will need to log in with your Hull York Medical School login details (username in the format hyxxxx@hyms.ac.uk + HYMS password).

To sign out of the app, go to the menu in the top left-hand corner /settings / sign out.

Please also see further guidance by accessing the link below

Mobile App features and functionality

Mobile App features and functionality

The mobile app possess almost all of the same key features and functionality as the desktop app, allowing for a largely seamless switch between working on either. Chat, video call meetings, file sharing and real-time work are all possible.

Teams, activity feed, chat and files

Teams layout appYou can see the full list of Teams you are associated with and access all content.

You can navigate through the Teams menu bar between activity feed, chat, teams, assignments, and calendar.Teams app menu bar

 

From a Team you can access files by clicking on files, and upload files by clicking on the plus sign.

Teams file upload

Teams PowerPoint app

Zoom in and out of content

You can also pinch in or out to zoom, and tap and drag to see different areas of content.

Notifications

Teams notifications settingsYou can set up your notifications from the main menu in the top left-hand corner of the app. Please also see further Microsoft support pages regarding notifications at the following link; notifications for Teams mobile app.

 

 

 

 

Video call and share content

You can join a video call meeting and also choose to share content. Select more options from the menu bar in a meeting (the three dots). Then select share, then choose from photo, video, PowerPoint, screen and Whiteboard. 

Teams meeting app

 

Teams app share optionTeams app share option

Join from your phone alongside another device

If you are already in a meeting with your laptop or computer, you can stay connected and additionally join with your phone to, for example, share content stored there.

Further guidance

Please also click on the below links to further relevant guides.

We cannot guarantee that all device models / versions will be able to successfully install / use the Teams app. Please see the Apple and Play store sites directly for further guidance, or search online for detailed guidance for your particular device model.

 

Updated on 11/03/2022

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