Search Knowledge Base: (Moved) Using and Creating Channels in Microsoft Teams This article has moved to the new OIT Knowledge Base. This article will be retired. Please update your bookmark. A Channel is a focused conversation in MS Teams. Create channels for lab groups or each section of a merged class so that students in those groups can interact with each other. You can create channels for different teams in a department to have spots where staff can store files or have conversations. Creating a Channel Once inside your Team take note of the white column just below your team name. This is where you will find the different channels that you’ve created for your Team. The default channel is General. To add a channel, select the ellipses … menu to the right of your Team name, then select Add Channel Enter the name and a description of the new channel in the box that opens Click Add Your new channel is now listed inside your team. Using Channels Select the channel you want to post information within. Click in the box at the bottom that says Type a new message. Enter the information you want to post to the channel. Take note of the icons at the bottom of the box. The icons at the bottom offer you Text Formatting, Adding Importance, Attaching Files, and more. Need more help?