COVID-19 has drastically impacted our current work environment. Employees have switched to virtual platforms to facilitate meetings and communicate from their homes.
Many of us are still learning new platforms. I would like to introduce @Doug Cantrell and @Danielle Schroeder. They will be sharing their expertise on Microsoft Teams in this thread. Please "Ask Them Anything" in this thread and they will be answering your questions on how to use Teams effectively.
This thread will be open through Friday, May 22. Experts will share their feedback on the thread until Sunday, May 24. Please contact me if you have any questions about participating in the workshop.Examples of questions include:- How to be more productive using Teams?- How to use voice and video for chats and meetings?- How to use file sharing for collaboration work?- How to use apps within Teams to track assignments?- What are common mistakes to avoid? Reminder: All posts must comply with the ASCE Collaborate Code of Conduct.
Hi Tung Nguyen - great question! One of my favorite tips to effectively use Teams is to create Tags for specific subgroups of your Team. You can add these within the "Manage Team" settings. For example, we have a "BRIDGE" tag for the 11 members of our team who need to be updated about bridge-related information as the full 36 person transportation group does not need push notifications related only to our subgroup. It also saves time so that you don't have to tag 11 people each time you want to notify just the bridge subgroup!
Below is a screenshot of a task where you can assign the task to someone on your team (or like in this case assign it to yourself), add a priority, add a due date, and much more!
While not an "app", another neat function that Microsoft Teams launched recently is customized backgrounds! Excellently timed, ASCE has just launched several wallpapers that you can download to use as your custom background for a meeting and show your ASCE pride. The free backgrounds and instructions on how to add them to your Teams and Zoom applications can be viewed here: https://www.asce.org/wallpapers/