Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration. The service integrates with our Office 365 subscription and features extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products. Microsoft Teams is a comparable to services such as Slack, WhatsApp and Zoom and is the evolution from Skype for Business. Teams allows communities, groups, or teams to join online voice or video meetings through a link or invitation or host live broadcasts.

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Before we start: A note about Safeguarding

Please remember that safeguarding and yellow card rules apply online, as well as offline.

Therefore, you MUST NOT be one-to-one with a young person (for example by allowing there to be just you and a young person in a video or audio chat). Do not admit young people to meetings, until you have admitted another leader.

You MUST NOT chat privately to young people. If you get a direct message, post the reply in the group channel, or, if it is sensitive, use email copying in their parent/carer.

If you receive a direct message disclosing a safeguarding issue, you should immediately inform your line manager for further advice.

When meeting online, or using Teams, ensure you agree a code of conduct and ensure that any challenging behaviour is dealt with appropriately.

If in doubt seek advice from your line manager, or District Commissioner.

Quick Start Guides

Scouts Australia NSW have created some really useful guides. When you read them, just replace ‘Scouts NSW’ with ‘Eden Scouts’ in your head!

Virtual Scout Hall (Teams Site) – Add Members and Set Up

Virtual Scout Hall (Teams Site) – Add Meetings

Virtual Scout Hall (Teams Site) – Attending a Meeting

Useful Videos

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Instant Messaging, Teams & Channels

Online Meetings