If you’ve been using Microsoft 365 for while you probably already have documents and teaching resources stored in SharePoint that you want to make available in Microsoft Teams.
One way to way do this is to copy them across to Teams, but if you have a lot of documents that can be difficult and time consuming.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to link SharePoint document libraries to the Files tab in any Microsoft Team:
- In your Team click the Files tab:
- Now select Add cloud storage:
- Choose SharePoint:
- A list of available SharePoint document libraries will be shown, or you can enter the address of a SharePoint site manually.
Make sure that the students and staff that you are sharing the SharePoint documents with have permission to access the files in SharePoint. This process won’t change the permissions on the SharePoint site to reflect those of your Microsoft Team.
Depending on the settings applied by your Microsoft 365 administrator, you can also use this process to add files stored in Google Drive, Dropbox, Citrix Files, Box, and Egnyte here.
To turn on or off the available cloud storage options, go to Org-wide Settings > Teams Settings in the Teams admin center.