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Microsoft Teams at Purdue

Status of Microsoft Teams at Purdue

MS Teams at Purdue is considered NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE. It is available for small groups to use as a means of collaboration and communication, but the following caveats apply:

  1. There is NO SUPPORT on campus for MS Teams problems - either at ITaP or at CLA IT.

  2. The requestor of the MS Teams Team is responsible for all support, questions and membership adjustments.

  3. There is no automated way to keep a group up to date based on status, title or other memberships. All group member changes must be done by the administrator of the Team.

  4. Copies of any documents that are shared inside of Teams should be backed if you wish to retrieve copies. CLA IT is UNABLE TO RESTORE LOST DATA FROM AN MS TEAMS INSTANCE

  5. MS Teams instances are NOT APPROVED for storage of Sensitive or Restricted data. Storing Proprietary/intellectual property data on Teams is at your own risk.

  6. If you are using another instance of Teams, and the Purdue instance does not behave similarly, do not expect a quick or timely fix.

  7. Inactive Teams teams are automatically deleted after some time (12 months, perhaps?).

If all of the above are OK and you are Faculty or Staff, you can proceed to request a MS Team by contacting CLA IT.

We will need the following information to create your Team(s):

Requestor (you) and any additional owners you would like.  You can also add owners yourself.

Name(s) following the naming convention below:




CLA-ENG-Faculty Committee


Once a request is submitted we will reply if additional information is needed or to let you know the Team(s) has been created.

Microsoft Teams Online Training and Resources in Higher Education
Spotlight – Dr. Kellerman Ignite Presentation 
Spotlight – Customer Teams Presentations (FlipGrid) 
Teams University 
Teams for Education 
Microsoft Teams Help Center 
Teams Adoption Guidance 
edX Certification – Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist 

Educator Center – Online Teams Courses 
Collaborate Faster using Microsoft Teams for Higher Education Staff 
Staff Teams for Effective Leadership and Saving Time 
Supporting Learn Initiatives with Staff Teams 
Introduction to Microsoft Teams – the Digital Hub for Educators and Students 
Transform Learning with Microsoft Teams 
Crafting a Collaborative Learning Environment with Class Teams 
Managing Class Workflow with Microsoft Teams 
Training Teachers to Author Accessible Content 
Microsoft Teams Course 1: All about Teams (presenter-led training) 
Microsoft Teams Course 2: Let's Share (presenter-led training) 
Microsoft Teams Course 3: Working with Students (presenter-led training) 
Microsoft Teams Course 4: Assignments and Feedback (presenter-led training) 
Microsoft Teams Course 5: Class Notebook in Microsoft Teams (presenter-led training)