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Manage and Create Documents in Microsoft 365

Learn how to create and use online documents in Microsoft 365 to ensure your teaching practices are effective and efficient.

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  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Discover digital tools in Microsoft Office to enhance your lessons

As the education industry continues to move more practices online, connectedness is key for successful teaching. Fortunately, advances in digital tools are unlocking a plethora of opportunities to help you deliver an engaging, collaborative, and effective learning experience.

On this four-week course, you’ll discover the Microsoft Office tools you can use to store, access, and create documents to support your learners at school and at home.

With this knowledge, you’ll learn how to effectively present information to your students to enrich your lessons and help encourage engagement.

Explore the range of effective learning tools available to you

The course will help build your confidence and skills in using Microsoft Office 365 in educational settings as you discover the many benefits it can bring to the classroom.

You’ll explore the different tools available to you to help you create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations using a web browser.

This understanding will help you stay organised whilst successfully responding to learner needs.

Improve your learning experiences alongside industry experts

By the end of this course, you’ll know how to use the core applications within the Office 365 suite for both the web and desktop.

Learning from the specialists at Tablet Academy, you’ll have the skills to successfully strengthen your teaching practices.


  • Week 1

    An Introduction to Microsoft Office 365 for Educators

    • Welcome to the course

      In this activity you will meet the Lead Educator for the course, and gain an overview of the course content, structure, and learning outcomes.

    • What is Microsoft 365 for Education?

      In this activity you will gain an overview of Microsoft 365, and learn about some features of cloud-based apps and storage.

  • Week 2

    Online Storage & Creating Documents

    • Online Storage

      In this activity you will learn about the features of OneDrive (your personal online storage) and SharePoint (the online equivalent of a shared network drive), and how to save, copy, move, and delete online files.

    • Creating and Managing Documents

      In this activity you will learn how to create and manage online documents, and to share and work collaboratively on documents.

  • Week 3

    Sharing Documents & Working online

    • Sharing Documents

      Learn how to share documents with colleagues and students using OneDrive and SharePoint, and the pros and cons of each method.

    • Working online

      Learn about some of the benefits of working online such as document auto-save, version history, recycle bin, and co-authoring.

  • Week 4

    Office 365 online apps

    • Office 365 online apps

      Learn about some of the apps included in Office 365 including apps to support learning and teaching, and apps to help you and your organisation work more efficiently and effectively.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain what Microsoft Office 365 is and the benefits it provides for education
  • Identify the core applications within the Office 365 suite and explain how they can be used in an education context
  • Summarise the key differences between OneDrive and SharePoint
  • Apply an understanding of Office Online to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations using a web browser
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the range of Accessibility tools within Office 365 to support various learning needs.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for teachers who currently use or plan to use Microsoft Office 365 in their role as an educator.

You should have some teaching experience but don’t need any prior knowledge of Microsoft Office 365.

Who developed the course?

Tablet Academy

Tablet Academy (TA) is a recognised Google for Education Partner and Microsoft in Education Global Training Partner with expertise throughout UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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