Installing and logging into Microsoft Teams

Your Microsoft Teams Logon Details

Your login details for Microsoft Teams is comprised of your email address (e.g. and your normal account password.  Use this to login and access Microsoft Teams.

Logging in Via the Browser

Start Microsoft Teams by doing one of the following:

  • Using a web browser either navigate to Microsoft 365 where you can access Teams and other Microsoft apps, or go directly to Teams.

Sign in with your college credentials (Microsoft 365) email address and password.

Installing the Desktop Version of Teams on PC/MAC

Installing the desktop version of Microsoft Teams will give you full access to all the features available and will make sure you are not excluded from any activities or resources in any team or any lessons being run by your lecturer.

Installing the Teams App on an IOS/Android Device

To download the Teams mobile app, go to your mobile device and follow the link on the download page. Or download it from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Microsoft Teams?

Software that you can use to access online seminars and lessons.  You will also be able to contact your lecturer and access shared files and activities.

What is the different between Teams Online and Teams Desktop?

You can access Microsoft Teams online where you can access a compatible internet browser.  The online version may not offer all of the features you need.  The Desktop App will run on your operating system (e.g. Windows) and is a stand alone application that doesn’t require a web browser.  This means it will probably be more reliable and stable during use.  You should also be able to access all of the features available that you may be required to use.

Can I use Teams through my tablet computer or smart phone app?

Yes.  You can download the app for both IOS and Android which will enable you to access your class teams as normal.  You may find it more difficult to interact and complete work using this version of Microsoft Teams, so we recommend you use the Desktop App instead, where you can be sure all of the features will be available for you to use.

How do I log in to Microsoft Teams?

You can log in using either the online version of Microsoft Teams, the Desktop App or the tablet/smartphone versions of the App.

I can't log in.

If you can’t log in to Microsoft Teams, the most likely issue is that your username and/or password is incorrect.  Your username will be your email address (e.g. and your password will be your normal password.  If you have forgotten your password, go to to reset it.

I can't see my team / class.

The most likely cause of this problem is that you have not been added to the class team by your tutor/lecturer.  Please contact them by email and ask them to add you.