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How do I enable Microsoft Teams course sync in an account?

As an admin, you can allow instructors to sync data from the People page in a Canvas course to Microsoft Teams. Once course sync has been enabled at the account level, instructors can enable automatic sync and complete a manual sync from their Course Settings page.

Notes:

  • Granting access to your Microsoft tenant should be completed by the Microsoft 365 admin at your institution.
  • If the Microsoft Teams sync is not available in your account, you need to enable the Microsoft Group Enrollment syncing feature preview.
  • Microsoft Teams course sync only supports one Microsoft tenant per Canvas account. Multi-tenant sync is not supported.
  • Microsoft Teams course sync does not support syncing course sections and groups.
  • Microsoft Teams course sync does not support syncing for courses that have more than 20,000 enrollments or more than 100 users with any role in Canvas other than student.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Account Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Integrations

Open Integrations

From the Account Settings page, click the Integrations tab.

Note: If the Integrations tab does not display in your Account Settings page, you first need to enable the Microsoft Group Enrollment syncing feature preview.

Enter Microsoft Teams Details

Enter Microsoft Teams Details

Enter your Azure Active Directory tenant name in the Tenant Name field [1].

Select the attribute to use when associating a Canvas user with a Microsoft user in the Login Attribute drop-down menu [2]. You can select email, unique user ID,  SIS user ID, and integration ID.

If the Suffix field is populated [3], the entered text attaches to the Login Attribute.

Select the attribute to use to match a Canvas user to a Microsoft user in the Active Directory Lookup Attribute drop-down menu [4]. You can select user principal name (UPN), primary email address (mail), and email alias (mailNickname).

To update the details, click the Update Settings button [5].

Note: When the Email login attribute is selected, only the user's primary Canvas email address is used in the course sync.

Enable Sync

Enable Sync

To enable Microsoft Teams sync in your Canvas account, click the Sync button [1]. Then click the Grant tenant access link [2].

Log In to Microsoft

Log In to Microsoft

Use your Microsoft credentials to log in to your Microsoft Teams account. Logging in to your account grants Canvas access to your Microsoft tenant.

Note: Granting access to your Microsoft tenant should be completed by the Microsoft 365 admin at your institution.