Microsoft 365

Introduction

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As a Microsoft Partner university, Coventry staff enjoy full access to the Microsoft 365 suite of tools. There are options for creating all kinds of content, from something familiar like Word documents or PowerPoint slides, to something you may have not tried before like a Sway presentation or a Forms survey.

All staff have access to these tools right now, so have an explore to see what’s available. Head to www.office.com and sign in with your university credentials. Click All apps to see what’s on offer.

Here are just a few apps and what you might do with them:

  • PowerPoint: Design a professional presentation
  • Sway: Create an interactive report or presentation
  • Stream: Record and automatically transcribe a screen capture or recording of yourself
  • Forms: Send your students a survey before a seminar to see what they might need more help with
  • Planner: Collaborate with others to assign tasks and plan entire projects – manage a group assessment project

Have fun exploring the different tools you might use in your teaching. If you get stuck, look for the question mark help symbol in the top right corner of the office.com page for more information on the tool you’re exploring.

Can I use it?

This tool is marked as Supported in the Teaching and Learning Ecosystem document. Supported tools may not integrate perfectly with Aula and may or may not use Single Sign on, it’s generally available to staff for teaching and learning. If you’re not sure how to get started, you can contact the Learning Enhancement Team to find out more.

Firewall Status: Safe  This tool is likely to work for learners in countries with more restrictive firewalls

What can I do with it?

Here are some articles other educators and support staff have created to help you use this tool:

About the author(s)

  • Noah Mitchell

    I work at Coventry University's Disruptive Media Learning Lab where I focus on digital projects such as Coventry.Domains. I'm passionate about digital fluency, design and user experience.

Updated on April 8, 2021

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