Students: Create Teams Meetings via D2L

Students can create Teams meetings for group work or study sessions right from the D2L course site.


  • Teams meetings created via D2L do not place an event on your calendar or classmate calendars.
  • You can keep re-using the one Teams meeting for the semester. The Teams meeting link works for 60 days since its last use.
  • Teams meetings/class sections are open to anyone with the "Join Microsoft Meeting" link.

Setting up the Teams Meeting Widget on Your D2L Course Site

  1. Login to D2L.
  2. Select a D2L course site. You can click or tap the "waffle" icon to see your course sites.

    Use the waffle icon to select courses
  3. On the D2L course site's home page, look for the Teams Meeting Widget in the right column. If you don't see the Teams Meeting Widget, contact your instructor about adding the widget to the D2L course site.
  4. From the Teams Meeting Widget, scroll down within the widget to reveal the Sign in button. Click or tap the Sign in button.

    Click or tap Sign-in
  5. If you haven't recently logged in to Microsoft Office 365, you may be prompted to sign in.

    Click or tap here if you need to log into Office 365...

    1. Type in your email address, or select your email address if shown as an option. Click or tap the Next button.

      Sign in with email address

    2. You may be prompted for your password. Enter your Marquette password and click or tap the Sign in button.

      Enter your password

    3. Decide if you want to stay signed in to reduce your number of logins. Select Yes or No.

      Stay signed in prompt: Yes or No
  6. A Microsoft permissions requested window appears. Click the Accept button.

    Grant permission and click accept

Using the Teams Meeting Widget

  1. If needed, scroll down within the Teams Meeting Widget to reveal the Create meeting link button. Click or tap the Create meeting link button.
    Create Meeting Link
  2. You are prompted for new meeting details. Enter a title for the meeting; it is required. Set a start and end date and a start and end time for the meeting.

    NOTE: Regardless of the start and end dates and times you enter, once a Teams meeting is created, it can be joined and rejoined at any time or on any day, within 60 days of its last use.

    Click or tap the Create button.

    Add title and select dates and times

  3. A Teams meeting/class session is created.

    Please SCROLL DOWN in the widget to reveal all the details. 

    Do not use the Copy the meeting link button as this button only gives you the join meeting link. Instead, select and copy the linked title of your meeting (the join link), the call-in number, the Conference ID and the additional links, especially Meeting options. Again, be sure to scroll to reveal all meeting details. See the details highlighted in blue in the image below.

    Meeting created, select link and text

    If the meeting details were not copied or if the title was entered incorrectly, simply go back to Step 7 to create another meeting.

  4. Now that you've created the Teams meeting, share the meeting details with your chosen classmates or others you wish to invite. You could do this via email, but be sure to specify what day and time you expect invitees to join the meeting. Otherwise, your message may prompt classmates to join immediately upon receipt.

    Paste the meeting details from the previous step into the body of message. After pasting, note extraneous items may appear. Because the meeting is reusable, remove the date and time from the pasted content in your message. Also, delete the Copy Meeting Link button and New Meeting button. Send the message.

You've successfully created a Teams meeting via D2L.