Invite External/Guest Accounts to an SU Teams Site

Seattle University’s Microsoft 365 environment allows for external (non-SU) accounts to be members of a Seattle University Teams site. External accounts are designated as “Guests”, and will have the phrase (Guest) appended to their display name in all Seattle University Teams sites.

Only Teams owners can invite Guests to a Seattle University Teams site.


Adding a Guest to an SU Teams site

  1. Open Microsoft Teams

  2. On the Teams site that you wish to add a guest, select More Options > Add member

  3. Enter the full email address of the guest you want to invite. You will see an error message until the full email address is entered

  4. Click on the “add (guest email) as a guest” dialogue box. Note that “Add” is still greyed out:

  5. Click “Add”

Your work is done!

Next, the Guest will receive a welcome email in ~15 minutes of completing the above steps. First-time guests to an SU Teams site will be given instructions to configure their account for Microsoft Authentication; this allows the non-SU account to meet our SU site security standards.

Need additional help? Submit a ticket in our new portal here: IT Service Desk Help Center