Teams is a workspace that brings people across UCLA Health, or within your department, together to communicate and collaborate. Teams provides one-on-one or group chats, live access of shared Office 365 files, the ability to host private and channel meetings, and review of chat history.

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Getting started

Teams is available to UCLA Health faculty, staff, and students at no cost with the use of your Mednet email address and password. Collaboration on Teams is limited to only users with a Mednet account.

A team is a group of people you've invited to collaborate with. Teams are made up of channels, which are the conversations you have with your teammates. Each channel can be dedicated to a specific topic, department, or project.

Chat is at the center of everything you do in Microsoft Teams. From individual chats with just one other person, chats with yourself, to group chats and conversations in channels—chat has you covered.  

Meetings basics

Meetings are an essential place where work happens in Microsoft Teams. Meetings in Teams include audio, video, and screen sharing. They're one of the key ways to collaborate in Teams.

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Using Teams to enable your remote workforce

Teams powers a remote workforce by providing a collaboration and communication platform for all those in an organization. In addition to these features, Teams has built in apps that are managed by Microsoft that further aid business continuity in a remote world. The following apps are enabled in UCLA Health's instance of Teams:

  • Shifts is a schedule management tool that helps you create, update, and manage schedules for your team.
  • Tasks by Planner brings together your individual tasks from To Do and Outlook with your team tasks from Planner so you can more efficiently cross them off your lists.
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