Tech Portal

Tech Portal

Helping your Student Get Started in Teams
  • Share ideas and interact in private, chat-based conversations
  • Create and collaborate using online documents
  • Integrates with Office 365 (calendar, chat, OneNote, etc.)


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Accessing Teams

There are multiple ways to access Teams:

  • In Windows, click Start >  Start typing in ‘Teams’ and open (Teams is already installed)
  • On Mac, go to the Applications folder and click Microsoft Teams.
  • In any browser, visit
  • Teams is also available as an app on mobile devices.

Sign in with your PSD email credentials.

Teams Quick Navigation

Teams Navigation

Start a Conversation

  • With the whole team... Click Team, pick a team and channel, write your  message, and click Send.
  • With a person or group... (in lieu of Skype) Click New Chat (top), type the name of the person or group in the To field, write your message, and click Send.
  • To add a Title (use for easier searching) or add formatting options, click on the format button.

Chat options screenshot



Start a Meeting

Click Meet now under the area where you type a message to start a meeting in a channel. (If you click Reply, then Meet now the meeting is based on that conversation.) Enter a subject for the meeting, then start inviting people.

Start a Meeting








You may need to call x3456 if admin access is needed to allow microphone/camera


Type a phrase in the command box at the top of the app and press Enter. Then select the Messages, People, or Files tab. Select an item or click Filter to refine your search results.


Search Feature in Teams




PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.