Teams: Attend a Live Event

What is a Teams Live Event?

A Teams Live Event allows you to broadcast content to large online audiences. It is similar to Livestream, but with more functionality. It should be used for events where the presenters are providing information and audience participation is primarily viewing the content shared.

Attend or watch a live event

As an attendee, you can watch the live event and participate in the moderated Q&A when enabled. Attendees cannot share audio or video.

Watch Microsoft Resource: Join a Live Event (1 min video)

  1. Click the live event link that was provided to you.
  2. You will see different instructions depending on how you join, though the live event will always look the same. You can watch on the web or use the Teams app on your computer or mobile device.
    pop-up window with two buttons: "Get the Teams app" and "Watch on teh web instead"
    Note: If you're attending the live event on the web, you can use Chrome, Firefox, or Edge for your browser. Safari is not currently supported.​​​​​​
  3. If you are an employee, you should sign in with your Columbus State email address ( and password. If you are a student or guest, you will join anonymously on the web.
  4. If the live event has not started yet, you will see the message “The live event hasn't started”.
    Teams window open with text in the center telling you the live event hasn't started
  5. Once the event begins, the controls at the bottom allow you to have some control over the video.
    1. On the left, you can Pause the video and adjust the volume.
    2. The dot in the middle can be used to rewind or fast-forward the video by dragging it backwards or forwards.
    3. Controls on the right:
      •  Toggle Closed Captioning 
      •  Change Video Settings - such as Playback Speed and Video Quality 
      • Arrows - Toggle Full Screen

live event in progress with a, b, and c from above highlighted in the controls

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