Suggested computer proficiency: intermediate
This webinar series is for all teachers who are interested in using Microsoft 365 for their classrooms. Microsoft 365 offers many applications that can be used both for blended and remote teaching.
As a webinar attendee, you will discover some of the often unknown functions of Word, Powerpoint, and OneNote that allow for easier creation and managing of content & will make them more engaging for your students. Learn how to use Teams to create an online classroom and discover how lesser-known programs such as Forms, Swift, and Stream can be used effectively in class.
This webinar will consist of 5 lessons, one lesson per week in the Standard version, one lesson per day in the Intensive version. Webinar recordings and other resources will be available even after you have finished the course.
Please note: In order to access some of the advanced Powerpoint and Word functions yourself, you will need to have a recent desktop version of Office (not just the web app) installed on your computer.
Topic 1: Powerpoint
Powerpoint is the best-known program for creating electronic presentation slides. Learn how to use advanced Powerpoint functions to apply animations effectively and make your presentations interactive.
Topic 2: Word
The program most often used for text-based documents. Learn how to make Word documents more visually appealing. Explore functions like restricting editing rights for students, advanced review features, and more efficient document design.
Topic 3: OneNote & Forms
OneNote is like an open canvas that allows for text, pictures, drawing, and even entire files to be stored & shared on the same page. Learn how to use OneNote to share information with your class, assign homework, and review student’s work. During this session, you will also learn how to create quizzes and surveys with Microsoft Form.
Topic 4: Teams
Teams is a communication platform that can be used as a virtual classroom, complete with a shared file repository and the function to assign and evaluate homework, among many other features.
Topic 5: Stream & Swift
Learn how to use Stream to add quiz questions and comments to videos. Useful advice on how to best employ videos in your lesson will be given, too. Discover Swift, a great tool for group work, which lets students focus on the content, not the layout.