Setting Up Your Microsoft Teams for Classroom Use at Hillsmeade Primary School


Welcome to your quick guide on setting up Microsoft Teams for your classroom! This guide will walk you through the essential steps to get your Teams environment ready for your students.

Important Note:

Please do not set up the Class Notebook until you have had a discussion with your teaching team.

1. Updating the Home Page

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Accessing the Team: Open Microsoft Teams and select your class team from the left sidebar.
  2. Editing the Home Page: Click on the ‘…’ (more options) next to the team name and select ‘Manage team’.
  3. Customise: Here, you can add a welcome message, class schedule, or any important announcements.

Helpful Tips:

  • Keep the information concise and relevant.
  • Update regularly to keep students informed.

2. Adding or Inviting Students

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Go to Your Team: In Microsoft Teams, open your class team.
  2. Add Members: Click on ‘More options’ (…) and select ‘Add member’.
  3. Enter Student Details: Type your students’ names and click ‘Add’. Check the student has your class name next to their name.

Alternative: Share a team code for students to join.

  • Go to “Settings” under “Manage team”.
  • Scroll to “Team code” and click “Generate”.
  • Share this code with students for them to join the team.

Helpful Tips:

  • You can add multiple students at once by entering all their names separated by commas.

3. Uploading Class Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Navigate to ‘Files’: In your class team, click on the ‘Files’ tab.
  2. Upload Files: Drag and drop files or use the ‘Upload’ button to add class materials.

Helpful Tips:

  • Organise materials into folders for easy access.
  • Regularly update materials to keep them current.

Setting up your Microsoft Teams classroom is a straightforward process that will enhance your digital teaching experience. Remember to hold off on setting up the Class Notebook and discuss it with your teaching team first. Good luck!