Using MS Teams for Synchronous Delivery (CTE7537)Export this event to calendar

Thursday, March 4, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Location: Online (MS Teams)

Facilitator: Monica Vesely (Centre for Teaching Excellence), Carol Lu (IST), Stephen Markan (Science), & Jan Willwerth (IST)


As the use of MS Teams for teaching has expanded rapidly in the last several months, additional features have appeared that extend the functionality of this platform. This session is about the best uses of MS Teams for synchronous delivery in teaching – as well as some cautionary tales about its limitations. The session facilitators will provide you with an overview of the good, the bad, and the just plain different (when contrasted to LEARN), prior to opening up the floor to questions and sharing.

To help you get the most out of this session, we would like to hear what key questions you have for our panelists. What aspect of using MS Teams for synchronous delivery are you hoping to hear about? Please send your questions to by Friday, February 26, 2021.


Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your account first). If you have changed roles at the University (e.g., graduate student to faculty) please update your "Participant Profile" in your GoSignMeUp account.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.