Starting an On-Demand Video Call in Teams

Instructions for beginning a video call using Microsoft Teams.

  1. Log into Microsoft Teams using your MSU NetID and Password if you have not already done so.
  2. Select the Chat
  3. Open a New Chat.
  4. Enter the Name(s) of the users you would like to do a video call with.
  5. Select the User from the list of internal users that appears.
  6. Select the Purple Video Camera Icon in the upper right corner to begin a call.
    NOTE: Be sure you have a webcam and microphone installed. If your computer does not have a webcam, the video icon will not be available. You can still enter an audio call with the purple phone icon.
    NOTE: If someone has Teams installed and open on multiple devices such as on a computer and on a phone, all devices will ring until the person accepts or rejects the call.
  7. The call should begin! You can adjust your call settings using the bar across the Video Call Toolbar at bottom of the screen.

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