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Video Conferencing with The College of Wooster

Am I required to use the Teams app?

No. You can join a Teams meeting through any supported browser. See Join with a Browser for details.

You do not need a Microsoft account to join a Teams meeting in the browser.

  • If you received a calendar invite with the appropriate link to join the Microsoft Teams meeting, click the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link.
  • If you received a link (in an email, from a website, etc.), click the link.
  • For more information, visit this Join a Meeting in Teams Microsoft support page.
Email link for joining a Teams Meeting
Image of a Teams meeting invite as it appears in an email

Join with the Microsoft Teams app

You are not required to use the Microsoft Teams app. You can join a Teams meeting in the browser. See Join with a Browser for details.

You do need a Microsoft account to join a Teams meeting in the app.

  1. If you do not have Microsoft Teams already installed, please follow the Directions for Installing Microsoft Teams.
  2. After the Microsoft Teams app launches, click the “Join” button, enter your name, and you will be placed into the meeting lobby. The moderator will bring you into the meeting at the appropriate time.
Teams Join Now
Image of the Join now button to access the meeting

Join with a Browser

You do not need a Microsoft account to join a Teams meeting in the browser.

  1. Click the join link or copy the link from the calendar invite and paste into the address bar of your browser.
    • Compatible browsers are Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari
    • Browsers on mobile devices are not supported.
  2. When the web page opens, just click “Join on the web instead.”
Teams join on web instead
Image of the Teams homepage asking how you would like to join the meeting

3. A popup will appear asking you to allow your browser access to your microphone and camera, click “Allow.”

Image of the permissions window for the meeting to access your camera and microphone

4. You will be asked to join the meeting. Enter your name and click “Join now.”

Teams Join Now
Image of entering your name and then joining the meeting

5. You will be placed into the meeting lobby and the moderator will bring you into the meeting at the appropriate time.

Troubleshooting When You Are in the Meeting

  • If the Wooster participants cannot see your video, click the camera on the tool ribbon to activate your video.
Teams camera in toolbar
Image of the camera icon within the toolbar during a meeting
  • If the Wooster participants cannot hear you, click the microphone on the tool ribbon and verify that your preferred microphone is selected.
Teams Microphone in toolbar
Image of the microphone icon within the toolbar during a meeting
  • If you cannot hear Wooster’s participants, please verify that your speakers are turned up.
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