Using Microsoft Teams in Education – FAQ

As schools transition to hybrid remote and in-class learning models, many have adopted collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams for Education for the first time. This is a new experience for School IT Managers, teachers and students alike. As schools adapt to this new way of learning, the Data#3 team has been working alongside our education and institution partners, to help set their Microsoft Teams environments up for success.

Two of the Data#3 collaboration and education subject matter experts, Steve Bedwell and David Wain, have gathered some of the most frequently asked questions from schools and discussed them in this video.

Most frequently asked questions about Microsoft Teams for Education include:

  • How do we utilise the Information Barriers feature in Office 365?
  • How do you restrict students from entering a meeting before a teacher?
  • How do you stop students from being presenters?
  • How do you configure breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams?


Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms

In this video, Steve Bedwell references Sam McNeill’s blog on how to create breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams. Find this great resource here.

Have more questions?

If you have any questions, or need support in training your staff and students to use Microsoft Teams, please contact our Education team.

Data#3’s education team is also offering complimentary 30-minute technical consults for schools1, to help you work through the new challenges many institutions are facing at this time. If you’re interested, please fill in the form below to contact our team.

Book a Technical Consult

1. Complimentary session available for a limited time only. Only available for schools in Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Tags: Microsoft, Education, The Anywhere Classroom, Microsoft Office 365, Tertiary Education, K-12 Education, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, Mobility Security, COVID-19


Subscribe to our blog


Do you know the wireless capabilities of your mobile devices? Here’s why you should

You’ve just purchased some shiny new Wireless Access Points from ‘Vendor X’. Vendor X has promised you lightning-fast, wired-like connection…

Customer Story: Victoria University

Modern All-Flash Storage Environment Accelerates Application Delivery for Victoria University Objective Although Victoria University’s old storage systems had reliably operated…

Customer Story: A Nimble Storage Solution

Data#3 Helps Accelerate Critical Systems with Nimble Storage Solution Objective Responsible for a busy road and transport environment, the customer…

Customer Story: Fiji National Provident Fund

Fiji National Provident Fund Gains Visibility of Devices and Software Licenses   Objective To better manage its Microsoft licenses, the…

Using Microsoft Teams in Education
Using Microsoft Teams in Education – FAQ

As schools transition to hybrid remote and in-class learning models, many have adopted collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams…

The Future Asset Management Considerations for COVID-19

In our last blog, we took a look at the current state of asset management as organisations rapidly implement strategies…

The Here and Now of Asset Management Considerations for COVID-19

As more and more organisations are rapidly moving their workforce to work from home (“WFH”) on a large scale,…

Azure Resource Tagging
Masterclass Episode 1 – Microsoft Azure Resource Tagging

Welcome to Data#3’s five-part series focusing on the detail outlined in our recent blog, which covers our top five…