Teams Meetings Best Practices


There are several things to consider when you are prepping for a Teams meeting. Below find best practices as well as options to test your computer prior to a meeting.

When joining a Teams Meeting from a personal machine, please remember to authenticate using your Loyola user name & password otherwise you may get stuck in the waiting room. 

Testing system and audio/video:

Best practices from computer:

  • Plug into your router if possible.
  • Be as close to your wifi access point as you can
  • Restart your computer before running a session (particularly if you haven't restarted in awhile)
  • Keep other open applications to a minimum
  • Keep open browser tabs to a minimum
  • Turn Windows/Mac/Chat notifications
  • Change/Update your status in Teams
  • Verify that the Microsoft Teams Desktop/Mobile App is up to date (Update Microsoft Teams).
  • If you are seeing a lag, and your video is on, turn video off.