Microsoft Teams is not approved for academic use. (More info below.)

What is Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations—all in one place.

Why is Microsoft Teams not approved?

Microsoft Teams has been assessed and has not been approved for academic use. 

Undergraduate students do NOT have access to teams. Faculty are able to add graduate students to a research team but cannot use teams for instructional purposes with graduate OR undergraduate students. 

To find out why, please visit the IT Knowledge Base.

Approved Tools to Use Instead

The following tools perform similar functions and have been approved for academic use at USask:

Zoom for video conferencing, synchronous discussion

Canvas for chatting, file sharing, discussion

OR See all tools by function