Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a component of Nexus365, and is a video conferencing, file sharing and message application used for collaboration in and out of the University. Microsoft Teams is the University of Oxford’s preferred and fully supported video conferencing and collaboration application.

A Team can be created and can be made up of channels allowing conversations and collaboration with other teammates. Each channel can be dedicated to a specific topic, department, or project and members can have chat conversations, store and work with files, and initiate video or audio meetings from within the Team.

As the University’s preferred solution extensive guidance and information is available on the IT Services webpages:




Microsoft Teams is a tool which provides groups of people or ‘teams’ the ability to work together and share information within a common space, and integrates into other Nexus365 applications including Office and OneDrive. Crucially it also offers internal (University of Oxford) and external audio, video and chat communication facilities.

Please see a list of some of the features below:

  • share and work on content
  • set up Private Channels for selected Team members
  • schedule team meetings
  • audio and Video communications and Instant Messaging facility
  • use Chat and share files with other people within the University who have access to Teams.
  • video and audio meetings with people outside of the University

Please see the following pages for further information and guidance:


Microsoft Teams is available to you in two ways, and is compatible on all platforms via at least one of these two means - via the Teams website or via locally installed Teams application.


You can log in to Teams via the Teams website: . You will be asked to enter your SSO (Single Sign On) login information to gain access (e.g. oxfd1234@OX.AC.UK).

If you are an Apple user please use Google Chrome, as functionality works best from this internet browser compared to Safari.


The Microsoft Teams application can be installed on your device, and is often the preferred means of access, or if trying to access via an iOS (iPhone or iPad) or Android (Smartphone or Tablet) device then it can be installed from the Apple Appstore or Google Play Store.

For those using a CONNECT Computer Microsoft Teams can be found in the Oxford Application Installer for simple installation.

If using an Apple Computer within the Jamf Service, Microsoft Teams can be found in the Self Service application for simple installation.

Once installed you will need to enter your SSO details (e.g. oxfd1234@OX.AC.UK) to access, but once configured (much like email via Outlook) it is accessible via the application icon on your device.


You can use Microsoft Teams to conduct remote meetings using its audio, video, and sharing capabilities. Microsoft Teams allows for presenting, screen sharing and the ability to work on and edit files within the Team meeting. It offers a text chat option for use throughout the meeting and after for sharing of further information, or asking complex questions.


External guests (non-University of Oxford members) can join a Teams meeting via an email meeting invite, and do need a Nexus365 account to so. The invite will include a link, which allows direct access via an internet browser.

Further guidance on ‘Meetings in Teams’ and also ‘Recording in Teams’ can be found here…

  • arranging a meeting in Teams
  • recording a meeting in Teams


If you need a new Team creating you can do so via the IT Services Self Service; please search for 'Create Nexus365 Team or Group' and fill in the service request.

You can also send an email to, and we can fill out for Self Service form for you. If using this option please include the following details.

  • Name of Team:
  • Purpose of Team:
  • Owner / Administrator 1:
  • Owner / Administrator 2:


Please fill in this form in order to request access.

This link provides details on how to record a meeting, how to access your recordings, who can start and stop recordings, and more.