Starting Wednesday 18, 2020, McNicholas will be transitioning into online classes as a result of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Classes will be held using Microsoft Teams, a communication and collaboration service that allows for group chats, video conferences, and online meetings. To set up Microsoft Teams and join classes, follow these steps:
Open your Outlook 365 email and click on the dots in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Clicking on this will show a series of Microsoft apps for your tablet.
Click the purplish-blue app called “Teams.” It is the last icon in the second row in the following picture. This will take you to Microsoft Teams.
Once Microsoft Teams has opened, there will have a task bar on the left hand side of the screen. Click on the third icon down that says “Teams.” This is where individual classes can be monitored.
After clicking on the “Teams” tab, there will be a button in the top right hand corner of the screen. Press the button to join classes.
Teachers will provide an activation code either on Schoology or through email to be entered in the space that reads, “Enter Code.” After entering the designated code from a specific class, you will be added to your virtual classroom.