Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that you can use to communicate with members of a group project, student organization or your friends. You can type a message, video call and audio call in Teams. Because it’s in the Office 365 suite, you have free access to an account as an Ohio State student.

Teams is available on most mobile devices and laptop/desktop computers. We’ll walk you through how to download and sign into Teams on both.

Use Teams on a Mobile Device

  1. Download Microsoft Teams from Apple’s App Store or Google Play Store, depending on your mobile device
  2. Open the app and tap Sign in
  3. Type in your and then select Sign in
  4. Type in your Ohio State credentials on the Ohio State log in screen and click Sign in
  5. Authenticate with Duo
  6. Begin using Teams!

Use Teams on a Laptop or Desktop Computer

  1. Go to and sign into your account
  2. Authenticate with Duo
  3. Click the app launcher in the upper left corner of the screen (it looks like a square full of dots) and select Teams
  4. Click Get the Mac App or Get the Windows App to download the application to your device OR click Use the web app instead to use Teams in your browser (currently not supported in Safari)

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