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Share and organize class team files

Share and organize class team files

Share files in conversations and use the Files tab to keep track of them. 

Share a file

Any file you share in a channel or chat can be opened by all the students in that channel or chat.

Tip: Teams works particularly well with Microsoft Office documents.

  1. In your channel conversation, click Attach Choose file button under the box where you type your message.

  2. Select from these options:

    • Recent

    • Browse Teams and Channels

    • OneDrive

    • Upload from my computer

  3. Select a file > Share a link.

    If you're uploading a file from your computer, select a file, click Open, and then Send Send button .

The file you shared can be found in the Files tab.

File upload options for a message

The Files tab

Add Class Materials

Do you have important files you don't want students to edit, like a syllabus or class rules? The Class Materials folder is a great place to upload them.

  1. Navigate to the General channel in your class team.

  2. Select the Files tab, then the Class Materials folder.

  3. Select Upload to add files from your OneDrive or device.

Select the Class Materials folder in the Files tab.

Select Upload to choose a file.

Share a file in a channel or chat

  1. Click Attach  Choose file button .

  2. Choose a file you'd like you share.

  3. Include a message if you want, then click Send Send button .

Find or create a file

See the files that you, your classmates, and teacher have shared in one of your team's channels by selecting the Files tab. 

While in Files, you can create a new Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document for you and your classmates to collaborate in.

Class Materials

In the Files tab, your teacher might add read-only resources to the Class Materials folder. Look here for important documents that can help you with assignments, projects, or just staying up to date on class expectations. 

Choose file to add to a message in a class team

Select the Files tab in a class team

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