Teams: Join a Meeting as a Guest

Who is this for?

This article is recommended for external participants and future students joining a Teams meeting.

If you are a current Columbus State student or employee, please see the related article: Join a Teams Meeting

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

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 and dial-in information if applicable. If you choose Accept or Yes, the event will be added to your calendar in Outlook.

Join Teams meeting link that comes in event invites

2) Join the Meeting

For the best experience, Microsoft recommends you join from a computer and download the Teams app when prompted. If you cannot install Teams or you are using a Chromebook, you can access the meeting in your browser. Google Chrome is recommended, especially if you need to share your screen. A mobile app is also available for convenience.

For more details about each method of joining and the meeting controls, click the related topic below:


IT Help

Click on IT Help Home in the top menu at any time to view IT Support hours and contact information.
To learn more about using the IT Help Homepage, see the article on Remote and In-Person Support.

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