Information Services

Getting started with your Class Team

Guidance on the steps you should follow to prepare, organise and finally launch your Class Team

Students cannot see or interact with a Class Team until the team is activated by the tutor. It is important to familiarise yourself with the team and get a few things ready before you activate the team and admit students. This guide will help you get the basics right and prepare your Class Team to welcome students. 


Requesting a Class Team

You should discuss any planned use of MS Teams for teaching with your School or College Learning Technologist. If approved, Information Services will create a Class Team based upon your course and will populate and maintain your student enrolments.

The advantage of a Class Team is that student course enrolments are refreshed daily from the central Student Information System, so you don't need to maintain those manually. However, it is important to remember that:

  • These Teams will be removed at the end of each academic year.
  • All course materials must be maintained in Learn or Media Hopper Create to allow student access to course materials, if required ongoing.

See the guidance provided below about how to prepare your contents before letting your students in to your Class Team.