Want to spice up your Microsoft Teams office?
Integrate Trivia with Microsoft Teams and fill your work-day with thousands of quizzes, puzzles, polls, and other team-building games.
It only takes a few seconds to set up Trivia, bring your team together and have some fun. If your next thought is, “Great, tell me more about Trivia!” then this guide is for you.
This guide will cover:
- How to add Trivia to your Microsoft Teams
- An overview of Trivia’s suite of games
- How to run games within your channels on Teams
- Different use cases such as employee onboarding, birthday celebrations and many more.
How to integrate Trivia with your Microsoft Teams
To integrate Trivia, head over to Trivia’s home page and click on Add to Teams. Or, add it from the Teams app directory:
Next, log in with your Microsoft Teams account.
A screen will be prompted, which asks you to give Trivia permission to access your Microsoft Teams.
Once you click on Allow and agree to the Terms and Conditions, Trivia will be integrated with your Microsoft Teams.
The next step is adding Trivia to your preferred channels.
- Using dashboard
- Directly inside your channel
And that’s pretty simple. After you Log in and accept all terms and conditions, You’ll be taken to your Trivia dashboard.
Here you can select which Team you want to set up the Trivia in.
Once done, Trivia is set up on all the channels in that Team.
Adding directly from Microsoft Teams
To add Trivia directly into Teams, Just go to Apps and search for Trivia there, Click on it and select Add.
Once Done, Trivia will be added to your Microsoft Teams.
How to run Trivia games in your channels
Trivia offers you a variety of fun activities.
To launch a game in Trivia, write @Trivia and select an option from the suggestions. For our reference, let’s start a Quiz.
After choosing a game to launch, configure options like the channel where you want to launch it, difficulty, category, questions, and more.
Click on Get Started!
Once you launch a game in a channel, all channel members will get notified that a game is starting in 30 seconds.
Trivia’s suite of games
Trivia’s quizzes, puzzles, and games bring the much-needed fun & frolic to your regular workday. Introverts to extroverts, anyone can play. No more awkwardness! Check out Trivia’s fun games here:
With 50,000+ fun and quick-to-launch questions, introduce a nice 5-minute break to boost your busy workday and engage your team better.
With over 40 categories to choose from, Trivia quizzes are based on an MCQ-type format with four options to choose from.
Our most played categories topics include science, tech, business, movies, entertainment, sports, and even Math. Look out for quizzes on GoT, The Office, and Harry Potter as well.
You can start Trivia quizzes with a simple command @Trivia quiz.
Trivia allows you to create your very own quizzes.
You can create a personalized question bank and hold special events for your teams.
Some Trivia fans love to create personalized quizzes for their teammates on their birthdays, and it’s such a delight!
You can start custom quizzes with a simple command @Trivia custom.
An MCQ quiz format with a twist where it not only pays to know the right answer but fooling others with your wrong answer can fetch you points too.
You can start playing Gotcha! with a simple command @Trivia gotcha.
Solve thousands of Word Puzzles by rearranging letters to form words.
Yes, this is Jumbled Words inside Microsoft Teams!
Test your English mastery and boost your skills with this insanely fun game format. These puzzles are great for competitive team-building exercises but don’t blame us if you break your keyboard while solving a question.
You can start a game of Word Puzzles with a simple command @Trivia puzzle.
Vote for tons of opinions on controversial topics with your teammates and raise the stakes.
Don’t think pineapples belong on pizza? Find out what your team thinks of that!
You can run fun polls with a simple command @Trivia opinion.
Virtual Water Cooler
Recreate office banter and bonding inside Microsoft Teams with topics that inspire friendly conversations and debates in a Microsoft Teams channel.
From light-hearted conversation starters to thought-provoking questions, Trivia’s Virtual Water Cooler has got you covered.
Simply choose the date and time, and Trivia will post a question in a channel of your choice.
You can schedule a water cooler chat with a simple command water cooler in Trivia Chat.
Features that make team bonding super fun with Trivia!
Schedule Games for the future (Automate team bonding)
You can schedule Trivia games and play them periodically. Trivia’s scheduler will automatically launch the game at a time set by you in your desired channel.
A great rule of thumb is to schedule Trivia games to launch on a slow Monday morning. This can quickly lighten everyone’s mood and ensure they get out of the weekend hangover in no time.
To schedule a game, simply DM schedule to Trivia in the Chat.
And click the “Create Schedule” button.
Some handy applications of Trivia
15,000+ teams are building a healthier, more engaged, and productive work culture with Trivia. With more than 400,000+ players on board with us, these are the most common use cases of Trivia:
Icebreakers for new employees
Give new hires a warm welcome by introducing them to whom they need to know, right inside Microsoft Teams. It allows the new hires to make memorable experiences right from day one.
Trivia games help them identify teammates with common interests upon which they could build further connections.
Recommended Read: Virtual Ice-Breakers: Bringing Remote Teams Together In 2022 [Updated]
Happy hours for those Friday evenings
The last thing your team needs is another boring zoom call on Friday in the name of a team-building activity. People need something quick, fun, and lightweight.
Trivia’s suite of games provides a quick 5-minute break, eases stress, and helps remove creative blocks.
End a long meeting with a fun game
Trivia is not just another bot on Microsoft Teams!
Trivia’s fun games and quizzes give a simple and intuitive way to keep your virtual teams, coworkers, and friends engaged. Create engagement in teams asynchronously or in real-time during meetings.
Make birthdays and other social gatherings awesome with Trivia’s suite of games and quizzes.
Create a personalized trivia quiz game that focuses on the guest of honor’s work, personality, and interests. We make it easier for your team to join the celebration and make someone’s day.
When your team is working remotely, it’s very easy to slip into isolation without anyone noticing.
Well, now, Trivia has you covered!
Trivia empowers remote teams to build a stronger bond with fun-filled games.
Take your watercooler virtual and post conversation prompts in channels that encourage sharing (and friendly debates) like “what’s your favourite form of potato?” or “what song have you had on repeat?”
So what are you waiting for? Bring your team together right inside Microsoft Teams with Trivia.
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Last updated on August 04, 2022