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Span™ Workspace quick tip: Adding a canvas to Microsoft® Teams

Tricia Whenham
Posted by Tricia Whenham on Feb 19, 2019 6:00:00 AM
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Do you use Microsoft Teams? You’re not alone. In a short two years since being announced, Teams use has increased to 21% of organizations – and is expected to almost double that number by 2020.

But with every new work productivity tool, it seems like the time we spend switching between tabs, apps and websites just keeps growing. That’s why it’s so important to us that Span Workspace plays well with others – including your Teams account.

Would you like to enhance your Teams conversations with a tool for big picture thinking and planning? It’s simple – just add your Span canvas right into the channel. You can map out ideas and visualize plans, all without leaving your Teams conversation. Here’s how:

How to add your canvas

Step 1 – Copy the URL of the Span canvas you’d like to share.

Step 2 – Find the Microsoft Teams channel you’d like to add the canvas to and click the + symbol at the top.

Step 3 – Choose Website, add a tab name and URL, and click Save.

Presto – your canvas will appear in the channel tab. And that’s it! You and anyone else who’s invited to the canvas can share ideas, organize workflows and map out plans. Anything you can do in Span Workspace, you can do right in Teams.


A match made for collaboration

Do you use Teams channels for collaborative project planning? Adding a Span canvas offers a flexible tool that everyone can use to visualize ideas and brainstorm solutions – everyone can see all contributions at a glance. And when things change, it’s easy for multiple people to edit a canvas together in real time. As work evolves, having the canvas in your Teams channel makes it simple to reference (or adjust) your original plans and stay on track.

Or maybe a group chat is the glue that holds your team together. If it’s your source of truth, adding a canvas with key background info right into the chat means no one needs to exit Teams to find what they need. Everything is just as accessible on the Teams mobile app, so it’s easy to check a canvas from your phone. And if you’re finding important comments from your Teams conversations are getting buried in a long thread, just add links from your canvas and they won’t be forgotten.

Have you tried adding a canvas to Teams yet? Let us know what you think – email support@nureva.com with your ideas.

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