Virtual Meetings in Microsoft Teams - New Features!


Contributed by Lisa Efing-Guida

Microsoft Teams offers virtual meeting opportunities to engage with your teams remotely! As an Ithaca College faculty, staff and student, you have access to a variety of Microsoft Office 365 applications and services including Microsoft Teams, a communication and collaboration platform, with virtual meeting options. Learn more about standard meeting options and how to enable new meeting features below!

Standard Meeting Options

There are a number of options and features available within Teams meetings which include:

Enabling New Features

Have you heard about the new Teams feature, together mode? Together mode lets you feel like you’re in the same shared space with everyone in a meeting by being placed into one shared background. Together mode and Large gallery (up to 49 video streams) are optional viewing experiences for your virtual Teams meeting. 

With Microsoft Teams, new features are constantly being developed and rolled out to Teams users. If you are interested in previewing some of the new meeting features that will be rolled out soon (such as together mode), you can do so by visiting Microsoft Team’s documentation on how to Get a preview of new meeting features

More Information

Contact the Business Productivity team to learn more about Office 365 applications including Microsoft Teams, and how it can enhance your team, unit or department.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Information Technology Service Desk at 607-274-1000,, or through live chat at