MS Teams - Tutorials


First Steps

Funktionen und Möglichkeiten von MS Teams werden im Internet umfangreich beschrieben. Hier möchten wir auf einige nützliche Anleitungsvideos hinweisen.


Generate join link for students

Instructors do not want to assign students to a team individually, but rather provide students with a join link. Here we describe how to generate a join link for students.


  • Das MS Team wurde in der Organisation "Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)" angelegt
  • Das Team wird in Campus Team Connect verwaltet
  • Der Link, über den die Studierenden dem Team beitreten sollen, muss über Campus Team Connect generiert worden sein und wie folgt aussehen: „“ (=Join-Link).
  • Studierende benötigen ein gültiges MS Teams Konto am KIT - Zustimmung der Datenschutzerklärung ist erforderlich

Creation of an accession link (join link)

You can manage any team created in MS Teams in Campus Team Connect, enabling students to join independently. The following steps are necessary:

  • Optional - if the team does not exist yet
    • Open MS Team
    • Create a team in the organization "Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Open
  • Log in with your KIT account
  • The website will show you a list of all your teams, whether they are managed through Campus Team Connect or not
  • Select the team you want to "share" with students and click "Team mit Connect verwalten" (Manage Team with Connect) or "Team verwalten" (Manage Team).
  • This will take you to a new page and give you the join link
    • Note: If necessary, you can also regenerate the accession link if the original link has been used before and your group of participants has changed in the meantime.
  • Copy the join link and
  • distribute this link to your students or enter exactly this join link in ILIAS
  • This join link then gives students the ability to SELF join or leave the team

Use KIT background images in MS Teams

Guide to using background images in online meetings with MS Teams.
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Provided background images of the KIT

At KIT, SEK provides a few wallpapers at . To be able to select them in any of your MS Teams meetings, download these images and save them to the appropriate storage directory on your computer or simply select them via the desktop app.

Show background image in a MS Teams meeting

  • Start a meeting
  • Select the 3 points [...] in the menu
  • Via "Apply background effects" you can
  • with "+ Add new" add a downloaded image file to your MS Teams client.
  • The image appears in the selection list and can be selected
  • With "Apply and activate video" or with "Apply" the image will be displayed as background in the current meeting


Folder for background images

  • Windows
    • %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads
    • Default: %appdata%:= „c:\users\<user>\AppData\Roaming“
  • MacOS
    • /users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads
  • Linux
    • @LinuxUser: If you have a solution, feel free to inform us ;-) 


If you use images and photos from the Internet or private area, please observe the copyright, copyrights and data protection. The following image properties are recommended:

  • Resolution 1920x1080 pixel
  • Color depth: 24 or 32 Bit
  • Format: PNG

Recordings of team meetings

In MS Teams, meetings can be recorded. Currently, this function is still blocked at KIT. It is planned to enable this function at KIT in the near future.

Records of team meetings

A general guide to recording in Teams can be found at Microsoft on the Recording a Meeting in Microsoft Teams page.

Here we provide a quick guide explaining the most important points about the functionality at KIT.