First, you need to set up your work laptop to connect to your Wi-Fi.
Then, using Teams in the Microsoft Office suite, there are several features that will help you work remotely while collaborating with others. Here’s a quick overview of some of the tools that offer flexibility and choices.
Option 1: Meetings
Have online meetings with a person or a group of people
- schedule a meeting
- attend a meeting
- meetings can be audio & visual or just audio
- make presentations virtually by sharing your screen in Teams during your meeting
- for real-time meetings where the person(s) must be available at the same time
- can be used in conjunction with in-person meetings if the room is set up for online meetings
Option 2: Chat
Send texts to a person or a few people
- send quick questions to colleagues
- find out if they are available or have another status set in Teams
- easily share a link that will pop up on their screen
- share your screen to be more productive when troubleshooting
- some groups use it to share their priorities for the day with each other
- for real-time conversations or asynchronous communications, the text will stay there until the person sees it
Option 3: Channel post
Share information to a regular group/team of people involved in the same group, project, or initiative
- ideal for projects or a department
- messages you want to share with a group of people that you deal with regularly
- files that you want available to a group of people
- conversations that are kept permanently so that future members joining the group will be able to go back and read
Option 4: Whiteboard
Lets participants of Teams meetings draw, sketch, and write together on a shared digital canvas. Use whiteboard in Microsoft Teams.
- Use it as you would if you were in a conference room, jotting things on a whiteboard.
- Share it with other meeting attendees by email or copying and pasting the link.
- Save it easily at the end of your meeting without worrying about losing all that information!
There’s a lot you can do remotely! Check out Teams training links, quick reference sheets, troubleshooting guides, and resources on our website.