Training by Microsoft

IT Community Partnerships and IT Training are partnering with Microsoft to bring training from the source to the Indiana University community. Register for one of these workshops to learn more about using Microsoft Teams and other Microsoft 365 applications to make your work more efficient. Sessions are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. starting on October 19, 2021. Each session will last for an hour and a recording will be made available to those who attend the workshop for reference. 

Registration for these sessions is only open to the IU community

Microsoft Teams series

Learn the basics of how to use Microsoft Teams. Start with navigating the interface and end with learning about the advanced features of Microsoft Teams.

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

This introductory course shows the fundamentals to navigate Teams, get your team up and running, and start having conversations.


  • Navigate Microsoft Teams and get to know key features
  • Learn about Activity, Chat, Teams, Calling, Calendar and Files
  • Search to easily find messages, people or files
  • Understand shared resources available across your Teams
  • Join your first meeting
  • Set up your interface, profile and notifications
Register for Microsoft Teams Level 100

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

Improve your facility with Teams by learning advanced features, leveling up your meetings, and extending your experience with apps.


  • Reinforce knowledge of Teams navigation while learning advanced features
  • Learn effective strategies for creating, structuring, and managing Teams
  • Improve your efficiency with advanced search and commands
  • Work collaboratively with files
  • Learn new feature to support the meeting lifecycle
  • Extend your experience with apps
Register for Microsoft Teams Level 200

Microsoft Teams Meetings series

Level up your meetings by learning about two main communication features in teams: chat and meetings. Create and use breakout rooms for small-group discussions for your class or your department.

When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

The meetings workload includes audio conferencing, video and sharing. This course will demonstrate key features of Meetings while focusing on running more effective meetings using Microsoft Teams.


  • Understand meeting scenarios
  • Experience the meeting lifecycle
  • Learn to schedule meetings from Teams or Outlook
  • Be set up to look and sound great on camera
  • Utilize the meeting recording, notes and chat for ongoing collaboration
Register for Microsoft Teams Meetings Level 100

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

Virtual breakout rooms are the latest innovation in Microsoft Teams. With breakout rooms, meeting hosts can break participants into separate meeting rooms for smaller group discussions, then bring groups back to the main meeting.


  • Discover how to set up breakout rooms in a Microsoft Teams meeting
  • Understand how to manage breakout rooms as the meeting organizer
  • Explore the participants’ experience of breakout rooms
  • Learn how to bring breakout room participants back to the main meeting
Register for Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms Level 100

Microsoft Teams Project Management series

Learn how Microsoft Teams, Planner, To Do, and Microsoft 365 apps all work together to help you manage projects more efficiently.

When: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

This course introduces how to use Planner to allow teams to work together effortlessly by organizing projects visually in an easy to use application that works seamlessly across all your devices.


  • Understand Planner navigation and Microsoft 365 integrations
  • See how to create and organize a plan
  • Share a plan and assign tasks
  • Learn to stay on top of tasks assigned to you
  • Learn to stay on top of the project using charts, calendars, and specialized views Work with Planner in Teams or SharePoint
Register for Microsoft Planner Level 100

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

This course introduces the unified task experience in Microsoft 365 with a focus on To Do and Planner.


  • Manage your work with tasks across Microsoft 365
  • Work with tasks in Outlook, shared Office documents, and in Teams
  • Manage individual tasks and build “your day”
  • Assign team tasks and build a plan
  • Explore various views to get the most out of task management
Register for Tasks in Microsoft 365 Level 100

When: Thursday, November 4, 2021 11 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

This course introduces how to manage your tasks easier by allowing you to manage your to do list anywhere, set up an intelligent and personalized daily planner, and share lists with colleagues.


  • Understand To Do use cases and integrations
  • Configure the To Do experience by reviewing settings
  • Learn to use List as a smart daily planner
  • Make use of smart lists
  • Learn to stay on track by setting steps, due dates, and reminders
  • Organize and share task lists with others
Register for Microsoft To Do Level 100

Microsoft 365 Storage series

Do you need to control access at a more granular level than a team provides? The Microsoft 365 Storage series covers topics related to sharing and collaborating without the use of Microsoft Teams. This session is ideal for folks working with HIPAA, PHI, PII, and other critical data.

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

This training introduces cloud storage in Microsoft 365 using OneDrive for Business and SharePoint storage.


  • Understand the difference between cloud storage in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online
  • Synchronize cloud storage locations to a device
  • Share and manage access to files and folders
  • Use modern attachments
  • Navigate OneDrive for Business and SharePoint document libraries
  • Recover previous versions of a file
Register for Cloud Storage in Microsoft 365 Level 100

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 11 a.m. - 12 noon EDT
Where: Online - Microsoft Teams

OneDrive for Business and Microsoft 365 make it easy to access, share, and collaborate on files from anywhere.


  • Learn how to use OneDrive for Business to store your important work files
  • Examine the advantages and convenience of having all your data available to you at any given time with all the different ways to access your OneDrive
  • Keep your data constantly backed up with Automatic Backup to OneDrive
  • Maximize your local storage space with Files On Demand
  • Securely share your files by configuring Access Management and Settings
Register for Microsoft OneDrive for Business Level 100