Microsoft Teams Quercus Integration

**Teams is an excellent tool for small student meetings, online office hours, and one-way webinars. It is less well-suited for live classes, primarily because MS Teams does not offer breakout rooms, nor does it allow students to raise their hands.**

Microsoft Teams Meetings sessions can now be created from directly within Quercus courses for online/remote course delivery. This allows instructors to quickly enable remote learning for students by creating an audio or video meeting from Quercus. Microsoft Teams Meetings can be created using the Rich Content Editor in Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Classic Quizzes, and the Calendar.

Microsoft Teams Meetings:

  • Meeting links can be added within the Rich Content Editor.
  • Will only display for events created in course Calendars. Personal calendars are not supported.
  • Will not display in the Rich Content Editor for New Quizzes.
  • Users who do not have a UTORid can join the meeting.

Access Microsoft Team Meetings #

In the Rich Content Editor, click on the down arrow to display the menu options, and click on the Microsoft Teams Meetings icon.


Sign In to Microsoft #

When Microsoft Teams Meetings is opened from the Rich Content Editor.

Sign in by clicking the Sign in button [1]. You may be prompted to log in to Microsoft Office 365 with your University of Toronto email address.

Create a conference link by clicking the Create meeting link button [2].

Note: You may need to periodically log in to Microsoft if you are adding multiple links to Quercus (Canvas).

Create a Meeting #

Enter a meeting title [1], date [2], and time [3]

Click Create [4]


View Confirmation #

View the confirmation that your meeting was created [1].

To join the meeting, click the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link [2]. To manage meeting options, click the Meeting options link [3]. NOTE: see View Meeting options below for more information.

To add a meeting link to the Rich Content Editor, click the Copy button [4].


View Meeting Options #

View the options for your meeting. To determine who can bypass the meeting lobby, select an option from the Who can bypass the lobby? drop-down menu [1]. This option can be set to:

  • Everyone
  • People in my organization, and
  • People in my organization and trusted organizations.

To determine who can present, select an option from the Who can present? drop-down menu [2]. This option can be set to:

  • Everyone,
  • People in my organization,
  • Specific people, and
  • Only me.

To save your options, click the Save button [3].


View Link #

The Microsoft Teams Meetings session link will display in the area where it was added to your Quercus course.


Additional Resources #