April 15, 2020

Microsoft Teams recommended for online meetings

A message to the campus community
Winter on campus
Winter on campus

Online meeting tools have become critical for faculty and staff as we transition to working from home. The table below provides guidance on what tool to use for each activity:

Selecting your online meeting software

Selecting your online meeting software

Skype for Business is available; however, we are transitioning to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams is a secure means for UCalgary employees to meet online. For those who need to get started using Microsoft Teams for online meetings and chats, directions as well as FAQs and tips can be found here.

Teams is available to UCalgary staff and faculty with a UCalgary IT account. To use Teams, you will require Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to be active on your UCalgary account. Learn more about MFA.

When using Zoom, please take note to follow Zoom usage best practices found here.

If you require assistance, contact the IT Support Centre at UCalgary.ca/it or 403-220-5555.



UCalgary resources on COVID-19

For the most up-to-date information about the University of Calgary's response to the spread of COVID-19, visit the UCalgary COVID-19 Response website.

For resources to support students, faculty, staff, alumni, and all our communities during this unprecedented time, visit the UCalgary COVID-19 Community Support website.