Join a Teams Meeting

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 This article is for current students and employees at Columbus State who have active accounts to sign in. 
If you do not have a login, please see the related article: Join a Teams Meeting as a Guest

Access the meeting link

All you need to join a Teams meeting is the meeting link. Sometimes you will find it in a confirmation email or posted on an event website.  

Other times you might receive an email invitation directly from the organizer asking if you can attend. The invitation will include the meeting link. If you choose Accept or Yes, the event will be added to your calendar in Outlook and Teams.

Join the Meeting

The Teams desktop app is recommended for best experience. However, you can join a meeting from any device.

We recommend that you sign in with your Columbus State email address and password for full access. If you do not have a login, please see the related article: Join a Teams Meeting as a Guest

Select your method of joining below for more details:

Join from Emailed Invite

  1. Locate the email invitation and click the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link.

     
  2. Open meeting in Teams:
  • If you see the Open Microsoft Teams? popup, click Open Microsoft Teams. 
     
  • If you don't have Teams installed yet, click the Download the App button.
     
  • If you do have Teams installed but didn't get the popup, click Open your Teams app.



    3. Choose whether to start with Video and Mic On or Off (you can toggle this later), then click Join Now.
    Please note: If you can see a preview of your camera on this screen, your video is on and will be visible to attendees upon entry. 

 


Join from the Event in Teams Calendar

  1. Open Teams and click on Calendar (on the left).
     
  2. Click on the event to open the meeting details


     
  3. Click the Join button


     
  4. Choose whether to start with Video and Mic On or Off (you can toggle this later), then click Join Now.
    Please note: If you can see a preview of your camera on this screen, your video is on and will be visible to attendees upon entry. 

If you need to join on the web, please be aware that you must use a supported browser. As of 6/22/2020, Chrome is recommended as the best option. For current information about supported/unsupported browsers and their limitations, click here

  1. When it is time for the meeting to start, click the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link provided to you.

     
  2. If needed, click Cancel. Then, click Continue on this browser.



    3. Though you can enter your name to join as a guest, we recommend you click the Sign in link at the bottom. Use your Columbus State email address to sign in for a better experience in the web version of Teams.  


    4. Choose whether to start with Video and Mic On or Off (you can toggle this later), then click Join Now.
    Please note: If you can see a preview of your camera on this screen, your video is on and will be visible to attendees upon entry. 


     
  1. Open Teams and go to Calendar (at the bottom).
     
  2. When it is time to join the meeting, you will see a Join button next to the meeting title - tap Join.
     
  3. Choose whether to start with Video and Mic On or Off (you can toggle this later), then click Join Now.
    Please note:
    If you can see a preview of your camera on this screen, your video is on and will be visible to attendees upon entry. 

  1. Open Teams and go to Calendar (at the bottom).
     
  2. When it is time to join the meeting, the meeting will be highlighted in the list on the left. Select the meeting, then click Join.


     
  3. Choose whether start with Video and Mic On or Off (you can toggle this later), then click Join Now.


Depending on your meeting settings, you may see the "Someone in the meeting should let you in soon" after you hit Join and have to wait in the lobby until an attendee admits you into the meeting. 

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Article ID: 225
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