How do I request to sync a class roster with Teams?
Instructors can now request a Team with roster synchronization by accessing the course in LEARN for which they would like a roster sync’d Team and clicking on Instructor Tools in the Course Tools widget on the course homepage. Select Request MS
Team from the options. Rosters are loaded/sync’d once per day at 4:30 a.m. starting the day following the day on which the request is made. Please note that the Teams roster loads all students (not TAs – they must be added manually by the instructor) and does not distinguish section groups.
Is the data backed up?
Data stored within OneDrive on Teams is subject to the same data retention policies as OneDrive. This means that if a file is accidentally deleted, you'll be able to restore this file yourself as long as it's within 30 days.
Teams effectively integrates your own OneDrive and your Team OneDrive, giving you access to plenty of space to save any documents. Both of these spaces are approved for storing anything but highly restricted information. This page provides guidelines for secure data exchange.
What are the data retention policies for Teams?
Implementation of Teams data retention policies currently under review.
Private and group chat messages in Microsoft Teams will be deleted one year after the message is sent or received and will not be recoverable (there was previously no retention policy for these chats).
For example, on June 1, 2021, chat messages sent or received before June 1, 2020 would be deleted
An automatically generated message stating "We've deleted older messages due to your organization's retention policy" will appear at the top of chat windows as older chats are deleted.
Links to files shared in private or group chats will also be removed from the conversation at the one-year mark; however, files will still be accessible.
Posts to a Teams Channel, including those posted during a meeting, will be retained for the life of the team (was previously 3 years).
Other Teams data (e.g., files) will persist as long as the Team exists (i.e., All Teams data would be deleted if the entire Team was deleted).
All Teams data would be deleted if the entire Team was deleted.
Aren't the existing tools enough?
Teams combines several existing tools in one place, and replaces certain others, allowing us to fully utilize more features of Office 365. This integration makes much of the functionality easier to use than using several other applications for the same tasks.
How is Teams different from SharePoint?
Teams provides an easy and effective way to chat and share documents with small groups or departments. When your Team is created, a SharePoint site for team files is also created. You can also easily include people who are not members of the University community. Teams works as a web application, or as a desktop application, and has support across multiple devices, including Android and iPhone.