Attend a Live Event in Teams

What is this?

Teams live events is an extension of Teams meetings, enabling hosts and presenters to broadcast video and content to a large online audience. Live events are meant for one-to-many communications where the host of the event is leading the interactions and audience participation is primarily to view the content shared by host and other pre-selected presenters. There is an optional moderated Q & A where attendees can ask questions and provide comments.

Here is how to get connected on both mobile devices and desktop or laptop computers. 


For Desktop or Laptop devices

1. Open the live event link from your Outlook invitation or from a link provided on a website. 

  • The link will open up your default web browser, Choose 'Open Microsoft Teams' when prompted. 


2. If you have Microsoft Teams open and running, The Live Event player will open up. If you are early, you will get the below notice. You might be asked to login to Teams using your NSCC credentials. The Live Event will start at the scheduled time. 


If you do not have Microsoft Teams downloaded. You can choose watch on the web instead. You will arrive at the page below. For internal users of NSCC, click Sign in. Some Live Events may be open to the public while others may be limited requiring you to sign in. 


Note: Live Events do not use your speaker settings from Microsoft Teams. You need to change your laptop/device audio settings accordingly

Note: If the live event begins in low resolution, you might need to manually reset it to a higher resolution.

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For Mobile Device Users (phones and tablets)

You have to install Microsoft Teams on your device before you access a Microsoft Teams Live Event. Microsoft Teams is available in app stores. 

For NSCC Staff and Students.

  • Once you have the app installed, click on your link and if you haven't signed in with your NSCC Office 365 credentials yet ( you will be prompted with this image below.

For Live Events that are open to the public

  1. For Guest users to a Live Event click join anonymously when prompted

  2. If you're already signed into Teams, you'll join as an authenticated user.  If you're not signed into Teams, you'll join anonymously on the web.

  3. If you're attending the live event on the web, use a web browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Safari is not currently supported.


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