Collaboration Tips for Teams

@mention someone

An @mention is like a tap on the shoulder—a way to get someone's attention in a channel conversation or a chat.

  1. In the compose box, type @, then type the first few letters of the person’s name. You can also @mention entire teams and channels.
  2. Select the person. Repeat for as many people as you want to @mention.

Each person you @mention gets a notification in their Activity feed. Check for a red circle next to Activity right now to see if someone has @mentioned you!

The Activity tab on the left side has a small red circle next to it and the Feed column shows a new entry that reads "John mentioned you"

Stay on top of things

Notifications let you know when someone @mentions you, likes something you’ve posted, or replies to a thread you started. The Activity feed helps you stay on top of all your notifications.

  1. Click Activity.
  2. Feed shows you a summary of everything that's happened in the channels you follow.
    • Click Filter to show only certain types of notifications such as @mentions or likes.
    • Select Feed and scroll to My Activity to see a list of everything you've been up to lately in Teams.

Search for messages, people, or files

Searches cover your entire organization—all the teams and channels that you're part of.

  1. Type a phrase in the command box at the top of the app and press Enter.
  2. Select either the MessagesPeople, or Files tab.
  3. Select an item in the search results. Alternatively, you can click Filter to further refine your search results.

Adding a Teams Link to your Email Signature

You can use the University Email Signature Tool to add a "Start a Chat on Teams" link in your email signature which will allow others to contact you via Teams.


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