Teams: Join a Meeting

Who is this for?

This article is for current students and employees at Columbus State. If you are a new or returning student, you will not be able to sign in to Teams using your Columbus State email address until the semester begins​​​​​​..

If you are an external participant or future student, please see the related article: Join a Teams Meeting as a Guest

Check out this video overview or follow the detailed written instructions below.

Microsoft support instructions

1) 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 Teams meeting link that comes in event invites

2) 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 cannot login, please see the related article: Join a Teams Meeting as a Guest

Select your method of joining below for more details:

After the above steps, you have joined the meeting.

Depending on your meeting settings, you may now see "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. 

Teams window saying someone will let you in the meeting soon

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