Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app available to staff, faculty and students through the Office 365 Suite of products. Teams for Education allows admins and instructors to set up specific teams or groups for classes, professional learning communities (PLCs), staff members, including others outside Trent. Team owners may also issue an invitation to a community/guest member or fellow researcher or collaborator outside the Trent organization to join a team. Authentication may be slightly different for this type of user than it would be for a Trent student or staff member.
The service provides instant messaging/chat with (optional) video, calendar, file sharing with real-time collaboration, and video calling. It is a great way to connect, and stay connected with others. It is available on mobile devices as well as for desktop use.