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Share files in class conversations and use the Files tab to refer back to them later. 

Share a file

Any file you share in a channel or chat can be opened by anyone in that channel or chat.

Tip: Sharing files in Microsoft Teams works particularly well with Microsoft Office documents.

  1. In your channel conversation, select New conversationAttach under the compose box.

  2. Select one of 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 > Open > SendSend 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. Select Attach  .

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

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

Find or create a file

See the files that you, your classmates, and educator 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 educator might add read-only resources to the Class Materials folder. Look here for important documents that can help you with assignments, projects or keep you 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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