MS Teams Login Instructions

MS Teams

Microsoft Teams is a tool for group chat that is included with our Office365 environment. Teams works as a channel of communication that fits between email and Zoom. It is less formal and more real-time than email and it is quicker for short chats than organizing a Zoom meeting. Each mode has benefits and adding Teams is not a replacement for email or Zoom.

How to access Microsoft Teams

Log into your UW-Madison Office 365 email online.

MyUW dropdown menu from main menu

Starting from, click “MyUW” and select “EMAIL/CALENDAR”.

If needed, pick your account.
Pick your email account

From Outlook Online, in the top left, click the Microsoft App Launcher (AKA the “waffle”).

Outlook with Microsoft App launcher aka The Waffle in the left corner.

Click Teams.

Microsoft Office 365 Apps Menu


Open using the online web version.

Microsoft Teams landing page.

Be sure to allow desktop notifications to not miss messages.

Or open Microsoft Teams directly at