How To Add Students In Bulk In Microsoft Teams

Productivity Software

Enrolling a large group of students onto Microsoft Teams all at once can save time and streamline the onboarding process. This article will walk you through the steps of bulk adding students to Microsoft Teams, including my personal advice and tips.

Step 1: Prepare Your Student List

The first step is to gather all the necessary information about the students you want to add. Create a spreadsheet or a text document with the following details for each student:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Student ID or unique identifier

Make sure the information is accurate and up-to-date to ensure a smooth onboarding process.

Step 2: Access the Microsoft Teams Admin Center

To add students in bulk, you will need to have admin access to Microsoft Teams. Log in to the Microsoft Teams Admin Center using your admin credentials.

Step 3: Navigate to the Users Page

Once you’re in the Microsoft Teams Admin Center, navigate to the “Users” page. This page is where you can manage user accounts and make changes to their settings.

Step 4: Select “Bulk Add”

On the “Users” page, look for the option to “Bulk add” users. This option allows you to add multiple users at once using a CSV file.

Step 5: Upload Your Student List

Click on the “Bulk add” option, and you will be prompted to upload your student list. Make sure your list is formatted correctly as a CSV (comma-separated values) file. Follow the on-screen instructions to select and upload your file.

Step 6: Map Data Fields

After uploading your student list, the system will ask you to map the data fields from your file to the appropriate fields in Microsoft Teams. Match the columns in your CSV file to the corresponding fields (e.g., First Name to First Name, Email to Email, etc.). This step is crucial to ensure the information gets imported correctly.

Step 7: Review and Confirm

Once you have mapped the data fields, review the summary of the import settings to make sure everything is accurate. Double-check that the information is correctly aligned and matched. If everything looks good, click on “Confirm” to proceed with the bulk import.

Step 8: Monitor the Import Progress

After confirming the import, you will be taken to a page where you can monitor the progress of the bulk import. Depending on the number of students and the system load, this process can take some time. Be patient and let the system do its work.

Step 9: Verify and Manage Student Accounts

Once the import is complete, verify that all the student accounts have been successfully added to Microsoft Teams. Check their names, email addresses, and any additional information you included in the student list. If any discrepancies or errors are found, you can go back and make adjustments as needed.


Adding students in bulk in Microsoft Teams can save you time and effort when onboarding a large number of students. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can efficiently import student data and ensure a smooth transition into Microsoft Teams. Happy teaching!