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Microsoft Office 365 for Teachers: Educator Fundamentals for Digital Learning

Enhance your teaching with technology as you learn how to use Microsoft 365 to create an engaging digital learning environment.

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Streamline your teaching processes using Microsoft digital technologies

Technology is transforming education. The shift from traditional and static teaching to dynamic digital learning is helping to create engaging educational experiences that extend far beyond the classroom.

On this ExpertTrack, you’ll learn how to enhance your teaching and streamline your processes using Microsoft technologies. You’ll master the use of a variety of tools to create not just an effective learning environment, but one that successfully responds to individual learner needs.

Learn how to create engaging documents with Microsoft 365

Delving into different Microsoft Office tools, you’ll develop the skills to store, access, and create documents that will help support your learners.

You’ll learn the best practices for presenting information to your students that will help keep them engaged and retain knowledge.

Use Microsoft Forms to improve student assessments

Assessment tools not only enhance your teaching practices but are also vital in helping you track progress. They are key in informing you whether your students are successful in their learning.

Using Microsoft Forms, you’ll develop the skills to collate responses from your students so you can assess their progress and create a collaborative learning experience.

Discover digital tools to promote inclusive learning

To ensure your lessons meet the needs of your learners, you’ll need to use different accessibility tools.

Delving into Office 365, you’ll learn how to use Reader, Live Captions, and Office Lens in a range of contexts to support learners with various accessibility needs and create an inclusive learning environment.

Learn from the experts at TabletAcademy

This ExpertTrack is delivered and produced by Microsoft specialists at TabletAcademy, an organisation working to transform teaching and learning through technologies.

By the end, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to improve your teaching and increase student engagement using a digital learning environment.

Key skills you will learn

  • Forms
  • accessibility
  • feedback
  • teaching
  • learning
  • Office 365
  • Remote Teaching
  • Hybrid Teaching

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • Apply an understanding of Office Online to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations using a web browser
  • Describe how to access Microsoft Teams on a range of platforms.
  • Summarise the different types of teams that can be created within Microsoft Teams and outline some of the different ways to create a Class Team.
  • Demonstrate how to create Documents, Assignments and a host of Office 365 applications.
  • Experiment with a range of features and question types to create a Quiz, and then use it to analyse and add feedback to responses.
  • Reflect on the security and safety features that can be enabled in Meetings for online lessons and their impact.
  • Investigate how OneNote Class Notebook and Microsoft Teams are linked and how to use a Class Notebook with an Assignment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the range of Accessibility tools within Office 365 to support various learning needs.
  • Explain what Immersive Reader is, how to access it and how it can be used to support learning

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for teachers who want to explore the use of technology to enrich their teaching experience.

You don’t need any prior knowledge of using Microsoft tools, however, you do need access to an Office 365 account in order for you to log in and practice the skills.

Getting started

The content in this ExpertTrack is best suited for existing teachers with a class of students to practice the skills you develop, but it is not mandatory.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

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

    6 tests

    2 peer-graded assignments

    4 weeks

    3 hours per week

    • Week 1

      An Introduction to Microsoft Office 365 for Educators
      • Welcome to the course
      • What is Microsoft 365 for Education?
    • Week 2

      Online Storage & Creating Documents
      • Online Storage
      • Creating and Managing Documents
    • Week 3

      Sharing Documents & Working online
      • Sharing Documents
      • Working online
    • Week 4

      Office 365 online apps
      • Office 365 online apps
  • Course 2

    Learn how to integrate Microsoft Forms into your teaching practices to strengthen your lessons with improved assessments.

    3 tests

    1 peer-graded assignment

    3 weeks

    4 hours per week

    • Week 1

      What is Microsoft Forms
      • What is Microsoft Forms?
      • Creating a Form
    • Week 2

      Do more with Forms
      • Do more with Forms
    • Week 3

      Reviewing Responses
      • Reviewing Responses
  • Course 3

    Discover the different accessibility tools within Office 365 and Windows to help you support learners with a range of needs.

    3 tests

    1 peer-graded assignment

    3 weeks

    2 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Immersive Reader & Live Captions
      • Immersive Reader
      • Live Captions
      • Checkpoint
    • Week 2

      Accessibility Checker & Office Lens
      • Accessibility Checker
      • Office Lens
      • Checkpoint
    • Week 3

      • Dictation
      • Checkpoint
      • Course Wrap-Up

Prove you're job ready

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  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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I'm an edtech enthusiast with 30+ years experience in education, 20+ years as a teacher and school leader. I'm a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Innovative Educator Master Trainer.

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