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Teams: Attending Live Events

You will need an invitation link to join a Teams Live Event as an attendee. Most people receive invitation links either via official UVM email correspondence or as posted on the UVM website.

This guide assumes you already have an invitation link, and will be using it to join a meeting anonymously through your browser, which is the recommended setup for most users.

Practice Safe Computing

If you don’t expect to be invited to a meeting, don’t click the link.

Joining with a UVM Account

Teams Desktop Client

  1. Install Microsoft Teams.
  2. Paste the invitation link into your chosen web browser (see supported browsers here).
  3. If prompted to Open Microsoft Teams?, click Open Microsoft Teams. Otherwise, select Launch it now.
  4. Microsoft Teams should open and immediately join the Live Event.

Teams on the Web

  1. Paste the invitation link into your chosen web browser (see supported browsers here).
  2. If prompted to Open Microsoft Teams?, click Cancel. Then, click Watch on the Web Instead.
  3. Select Sign-in. If prompted, use your NetID@uvm.edu for our email address, then click Next. Then if prompted, sign in with your UVM NetID and password.
  4. You should now have successfully joining the Live Event using the Web client.

Mobile Device

To attend your Live Event using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, you need to install Microsoft Teams, as the Teams web app is not available for mobile devices.

  1. Install the free Microsoft Teams App.
    1. Play Store link for Android devices
    2. App Store link for iOS Devices
  2. Copy the link of the session you are ready to join into your mobile browser, then tap Open it under the option marked Already have the app.
  3. Tap Sign in and join
  4. If prompted, enter your NetID@uvm.edu, then tap Sign in. You should be brought to a UVM sign in page. Sign in with your UVM NetID and password.
  5. You should now have joined the live event!

Having issues joining your Live Event?

If the event hasn’t started yet, you may be unable to join. Please try again at the event’s scheduled start time.

Joining Anonymously

Teams on the Web

  1. Paste the invitation link into your chosen web browser (see supported browsers here).
  2. If prompted to Open Microsoft Teams?, click Cancel. Then, click Watch on the Web Instead.
  3. Select Join Anonymously.
  4. You should now have joined the live event

Mobile Device

To attend your Live Event using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, you need to install Microsoft Teams, as the Teams web app is not available for mobile devices.

  1. Install the free Microsoft Teams App.
    1. Play Store link for Android devices
    2. App Store link for iOS Devices
  2. Copy the link of the session you are ready to join into your mobile browser, then tap Open it under the option marked Already have the app.
  3. Tap Join as a guest
  4. Enter your name, then tap Join as a guest
  5. You should now have joined the live event!

Having issues joining your Live Event?

If the event hasn’t started yet, you may be unable to join. Please try again at the event’s scheduled start time.

Live Event Q&A

Event organizers can enable a Q&A section for Live Events. If this is enabled, you can view featured questions or pose one of your own from the Live event Q&A section, accessible  by clicking the button from the left sidebar.


Event moderators might choose to feature attendee-submitted questions, especially when the questions are relevant to or asked by other attendees.

  1. To view featured questions, expand the Live Events Q&A section from the right sidebar, then click Featured.
Have a Question?

Chances are that another person has that question as well. Consider looking through Featured questions first before asking a question yourself. 

Asking a Question

Questions you ask will not be visible to other attendees until a moderator approves them.

  1. Expand the Live event Q&A section from the right sidebar, then click My questions.
  2. Enter your question in the question field (1), then click the submit your question by clicking the send icon (2). Anonymous users may wish to enter their name into the name field (3). Conversely, if you are not signed in anomalously, you can still submit a question anonymously by clicking the Post as anonymous checkbox (4).
  3. You question will now appear in the My questions section. Questions marked as Private are only visible to you and event moderators.

FAQ

How do I speed up or slow down playback speed?

You can adjust playback speed by by clicking the gear icon Settings button in the bottom right corner of the video player and selecting Playback Speed.

Do I need a webcam or microphone to join a Live Event?

No – the only people who require a webcam or microphone are the event presenters.

Updated on April 22, 2020

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