Invite students or educators to join with a link or code

Need to add new students, educators, or staff members to a team at your school? Create a link or code so they can join your team in just a couple of easy steps.

Note: You must be a team owner to create join links or codes.

Create a link

If a team or channel is private (has a lock icon), you won't be able to share a link. If someone opens the link, they'll be able to request to join. 

To create a team link:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. Select Teams. Navigate to the team you'd like to create a link for.

  3. Next to your team's name, select More options ... > Get link to team.

    Get link to team from More options menu

  4. Select Copy, then send the link to your student or colleague.

    Copy link to team

Create a join code

Unlike team links, a join code allows someone to join your team right away. They won't have to submit a request to join. Join codes can be used as many times as you want.

To create a join code:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. Select Teams. Navigate to the team you'd like to create a code for.

  3. Next to the team's name, select More options ... > Manage team.

  4. Select Settings and scroll down to Team code.

    Team code in team Settings

  5. Select Generate, then copy the code to send it out or write it on the board.

Join a team with a link or code

To join a team with a link, paste the link into any web browser.

To join a team using a code:

  1. Select the Teams icon in your app bar, then select Join or create a team.

    Select Join or create team

  2. Go to Join a team with a code, paste the code in the box and select Join.

    Enter a team code in the Join a team with a code tile

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