Higher Ed: Using Teams for "Office Hours" - any best practices?

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I know you can quickly start a meeting in Teams, so it feels like it should be convenient to use Teams for Office Hours.

 

Anyone have best practices? Do you create one big team with all your students for the semester, and then run office hours in that Team? Do you create channels for classes, and run them in there? Do you get together with your department, and run "eng 101" office hours as a group?

 

We are new to Teams, and our faculty have been using it for maybe a few months, but I don't think we have really rolled it out to our students at a community college, so if anyone had handouts/videos that we could write you nice promotion letters if you let us use them, that would be nice.

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