Microsoft Teams For Schools

Your Microsoft Teams class: Think of Microsoft Teams for your classroom as your learning hub. Use a team for each class you teach or even an after-school activity. If you teach several classes during the day – you would have several different teams. It’s your command central for each class. To access Microsoft Teams for Education, click Sign In and enter the email address and password provided by your school. If your school is already signed up for Office 365 for Education and has turned on access to Microsoft Teams, or if your school is an accredited academic institution, you’ll be able to sign in or sign up. Microsoft Teams is included in Office 365 A1, which is free for educational institutions. For IT guidance on how to deploy Office 365 and get your entire educational institution started on Teams, check out this page. For support, you can file a ticket here and for trainings on Teams, visit your local Microsoft Store to speak with a Specialist. Microsoft Teams, the hub for team collaboration in Microsoft 365, integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective.


Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Because it's built on Office 365, schools benefit from integration with their familiar Office apps and services. Your institution can use Microsoft Teams to create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education.

To get started, IT administrators need to use the Microsoft 365 Admin Center to enable Microsoft Teams for your school.Once complete, you must assign licenses to user accounts so your faculty, staff, and students can access Office 365 services, such as Microsoft Teams.

You can assign licenses to user accounts either individually or automatically through group membership. This article will walk you through how to assign Office 365 licenses to an individual or a small set of user accounts via the Microsoft 365 admin center. To assign licenses automatically through group membership, see one of our supporting articles:

You can assign licenses to users on either the Licenses page, or on the Active Users page. Which method you use depends on whether you want to assign product licenses to specific users, or assign users licenses to specific products.


If you're not using the new Microsoft 365 admin center, you can turn it on by selecting the Try the new admin center toggle located at the top of the Home page.

Assign licenses to users on the Licenses page


You must be a Global admin, Billing admin, License admin, or User management admin. For more information, see About Office 365 admin roles.

When you use the Licenses page to assign licenses, you assign licenses for a specific product for up to 20 users. On the Licenses page, you see a list of all the products you have subscriptions for, together with the total number of licenses for each product, how many licenses are assigned, and how many are available.

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  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Licenses page.

  2. Select a product for which you want to assign licenses. Microsoft Teams is part of the free Office 365 A1 for Students SKU.

  3. Select Assign licenses.

  4. In the Assign licenses to users pane, begin typing a name, which should generate a list of names. Choose the name you're looking for from the results to add it to the list. You can add up to 20 users at a time.

  5. Select Turn apps and services on or off to assign or remove access to specific items, such as Microsoft Teams. Ensure Microsoft Teams and Office for the web (Education) are selected.

  6. When you're finished, select Assign, then select Close.


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To change the apps and services a user has access to:

  1. Select the row that contains the user.
  2. In the right pane, select or deselect the apps and services that you want to give access to, or remove access from.
  3. When you're finished, select Save, then select Close.

Assign licenses to an individual or multiple users on the Active users page

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  1. In the admin center, go to the Users > Active users page.

  2. Select the circles next to the name(s) of the user(s) you want to assign license(s) to.

  3. At the top select Manage product licenses.

  4. In the Manage product licenses pane, select Add to existing product license assignments > Next.

  5. In the Add to existing products pane, switch the toggle to the On position for the license that you want the selected users to have. Ensure Microsoft Teams and Office for the web (Education) are selected.

    By default, all services associated with those license(s) are automatically assigned to the user(s). You can limit which services are available to the users. Switch the toggles to the Off position for the services that you don't want the users to have.

  6. At the bottom of the pane, select Add > Close.