To begin, access your Microsoft Teams application through your Office 365 account or the desktop application. Next, you will need to set up a Team or Channel where the Kudos® app will be installed. This team or channel is where your users will go to view the Kudos® wall feed.
💭 We recommend installing the Kudos® app to a Team or Channel that is viewable organization-wide, as the Kudos® app can only be installed once per organization. If you already have an organization-wide team, you can add a new Channel called "Kudos®" and install the integration there. However, if you'd prefer to have your Kudos® Wall visible to a select group of users, you can install the app on a smaller team. Keep in mind that only the users in that Team or Channel will be able to see the Kudos® Wall feed and that you can only install the wall to one channel.
Notifications will be generated each time there is a new recognition message posted and for each K+ through MS Teams; notifications for the Channel are controlled by each user, so be sure to let your team know so they can update their preferences accordingly!
To set up a new Team, navigate to your Teams by using the left menu, scroll to the bottom and click Join or create a team, then click Create team.
When the options window appears, click on Build a team from scratch.
To add all members within your organization, select the Org-wide option. If you prefer to add members manually select either a private or public team.
You will need to name your team, then click Create. By default, your team will have a General Channel. Next, click on the Apps icon on the bottom left menu, and search for Kudos® to install the Kudos® App.
❗️ Be sure to click on the drop-down arrow and select Add to a Team! Clicking Add instead will not install the integration properly as the integration must be installed within a team.
When prompted, select the same Team or Channel you created above to host the Kudos® Wall, and click the drop-down arrow beside Set Up in the bottom right-hand corner and then click Set Up a Bot.
Up Next: Configuring the Teams Connector After Installation
We've written a separate article & tutorial video that covers how to configure the connector once you've installed it. You can read that article here!
We hope this helps! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.