Microsoft Teams

What is new?

  • You can read here about the new functionalities that the ‘New meeting experience’ provides and how to turn it on:        With, among other things, Break-out rooms and being able to see 49 students.
  • Up to 300 participants can currently be in a normal Teams meeting (This will be raised later.)
  • Downloading a participant list. You can download a list of everyone present in a meeting during that meeting.


At the UU, Microsoft Teams is the primary tool for providing online education. Microsoft Teams has recently undergone many developments, but it still lacks certain functionalities that other packages such as Zoom do provide. Zoom does not meet all the security requirements set by the UU. Teaching Support can therefore help you to see if MS Teams is a workable alternative.

Do you need Zoom anyway, for instance because you are a meeting host yourself and need the specific functionalities of Zoom? Then use Zoom with a UU licence. You can apply for such a licence via your faculty's information manager. 


If you have any questions about Teams, you can contact us via, or both. We will then try to help you as soon as possible. If you have anything to add to this page, such as another place where information on Teams is provided, you can forward that to