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Microsoft Teams - Getting Started

Learn how Microsoft Teams can help you collaborate.


Microsoft Teams allows you to create a collaborative workspace where all the members of your work group can communicate and share files in one central location. Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 subscription service, which is available for Temple students, faculty and staff.

Access Teams

To access Microsoft Teams:

  1. Go to and log in with your AccessNet and password. Note that the first time you log in, you may have to first enter your AccessNet email address and then select work or school account.
  2. On the portal page, in the panel on the left, click Teams .
  3. When prompted to download the Teams desktop app, you can either download and install the app, or select Use the web app instead.

Learn How to Use Teams


Can I add someone from outside of Temple University to my team?

How do I collaborate on files/documents with others on Teams?

How do I create a public or private team?

What permissions do owners, members and guests in a team have? 

If I am the team owner, can I adjust the permissions of my team members?  

Can I use Microsoft Planner to create and organize a plan for my team’s projects?  

Need Help?

If you have questions about using Teams, please contact the Help Desk through the TUhelp website or by calling 215-204-8000.