When you’re rushing to join your online class on Microsoft Teams, it’s so easy to just click the link and you’re in! But have you ever noticed that you have to wait until your Professor admits you? Do you have the word “guest” next to your name? Are you not able to be part of or see all the features like everyone else can? Don’t worry, you can fix that! The steps below will show you how to ensure you always join your Teams meetings as yourself.
Before you click on the recurring meeting link for your class, it is important that you are logged in to Teams with your BU credentials so you do not appear as a guest. How to tell if you’re a guest is by clicking on the profile circle in the upper right corner. “Guest” will appear next to the name you had to write yourself before joining..
If you are choosing to use the browser anyway, then please take the time to read the warnings below if they apply to you.
On any browser (including supported browsers like Chrome and Edge), please be aware of the limitations such as: New Meeting Experience which allows you to have blurred background, gallery view, and separate windows for Teams calls and the main Teams app.
If you open the Teams web app on an unsupported browser (Safari, Firefox, IE, Opera, Brave, etc.), you will run into one or more of the following issues: