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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the messaging, file sharing, and collaboration tool available to Ship employees in Office 365. Teams is a great tool for collaboration within departments, committees, and other working groups.



Who can use Microsoft Teams?

Teams is available and automatically enabled for all Ship faculty and staff. Students who are employed by a university office or department and students who are members of university committees can be enabled for Teams by request. The student's supervisor or committee lead can submit a request to the Technology Help Desk at

Teams is NOT currently available to students for course use, personal use, clubs, or other student-led organizations.


Accessing Microsoft Teams

You can access Teams on the web by going to and logging in with your Ship e-mail address and password.  You can also download the Windows or Mac app from there.

From your mobile device, you can install Microsoft Teams from the app store and sign in with your Ship credentials.


Creating a New Team

Creation of new teams must be done by IT to ensure data security/privacy of university data.  Employees can request a new team by completing the Request a new Microsoft Teams team work order form.

As prompted in your request, please include:

  • the desired name of your team.
  • a brief summary of the use.
  • names of those who should be designated as "owners" of the Team. Owners can add/edit/delete all Team content and can also add/remove members to/from the Team.  For instructions on adding members to your Team, click here.


Meetings within Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has online meeting capabilities similar to Zoom. While these features are enabled and available for use, Ship's official online meeting/event platform is Zoom. Please continue to use Zoom for university meetings and online events.


Microsoft Teams Resources

Please see the links below to learn more about using Microsoft Teams.

Contact the Technology Help Desk WALK-IN LOCATIONS Student Help Desk: Lehman Library Faculty/Staff Help Desk: MCT 071 Phone: 717-477-4357 Fax: (717) 477-1427