Office 365 Support Resources
Communication, Collaboration, Productivity
Scheduling a Teams Meeting
Using the Outlook Calendar to schedule a Teams Meeting
Joining a Teams Meeting
Video - How to join a Teams meeting through a Chrome browser
Document - Joining a Teams meeting using the downloaded app (laptop)
Document - Joining a Teams meeting using the iOS app
Using Outlook in O365 to connect with students and parents:
Outlook is a reliable way to communicate with students and parents. To find parent e-mail addresses, search for the student in Edsby and click on the parent contact. (Click here for a video tutorial). The parent e-mail is often listed as firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, if you e-mail this address, it will get sent to the parent's personal CASL subscribed e-mail.
Using O365 groups to contact all students and parents in a class:
Student and parent mailing groups have already been setup for all classes. In the Bcc field enter your school short name followed by homeroom and the grade in this format: PSP-Homeroom-Gr1-2
There will be two groups, one will be for students (PSP-Homeroom-Gr1-2) and one will be for parents (PSP-Homeroom-Gr1-2-Parents)
If the groups don't show up as you start typing you may have to click Search Directory in the pop-up window.
If you click on the parent group after it has been added to your Bcc field, you'll see a list of parents who are in the group.
Office Online Productivity Suite:
Students can access Office online applications (Word Online, PowerPoint Online, Excel Online, One Note Online) through their Office 365 student account.
From the NNDSB website, students can click either Office 365 Mail or Apps:
From either O365 space, students can click the app launcher (9 squares in the top left corner) and access the online productivity applications:
Free Installation of the Microsoft Office Applications:
All NNDSB students and staff have 5 licenses to download the full version of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.
The document below walks through the process of installing these applications, please share with families:
OneDrive is a secure file storage space in Office 365 where files and folders can easily be shared between students and teachers.
Video - Accessing and navigating your OneDrive
Sharing Files and Folders with Students:
Video - Creating a shared folder so students can access your files
Video - Students creating a folder and sharing it with the teacher
Video - Sharing editable files with students
Class Notebook is part of OneNote. Each one includes a Content Library for teachers to share course content, a Collaboration Space where teachers and students can work together, and a private notebook for each student. There are impressive accessibility features and feedback opportunities embedded in the class notebooks that include simple, audio feedback and annotations.
Class Notebook Example Including the Immersive Reader:
Video - An example of a teachers' Class Notebook including a look at the Immersive Reader
Class Notebook - Parent Access
Share student notebooks and the content library in a Class Notebook with parents
Office 365 Training Centre:
Website - Microsoft's O365 Training Site
Tuesday, March 31 @ 10:00 am
2.2: Introduction to Office 365 - This session will provide an introductory tour of Office 365. Familiarize yourself with Outlook, class mailing groups, OneDrive, Calendar and Office productivity applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote)
Wednesday, April 1 @ 10:00 am
3.2 Office 365 Collaboration - This session will explore opportunities for collaboration within the Office 365 platform. We'll discuss setup and use of Class Notebook as well as Microsoft Teams.
Friday, April 3 @ 10:00 am
5.2: Office 365 Q & A - Ask questions about any of the products in Office 365. Microsoft Forms, One Note, Class Notebook, OneDrive, Outlook, Teams, Sway, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Click here for a complete list of webinars