Office365 Applications

 

 

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

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Office 365 is Microsoft’s “cloud-based” applications suite making files and applications accessible online in a web browser or via applications on portable devices.

Account Offerings

One of the most impressive things with the offerings from Office365 is that they work so well on iPads. The online versions of documents are very versatile and the apps add a more powerful experience again. With the most recent update to the OneDrive app you can now access files Sharepoint site through the app. Both students and staff can collaborate efficiently with the apps and browser version as well as submit files through LMS (Schoology) directly from the app.

Access and Accounts

Access is via portal.office.com  Students and staff generally have access to full accounts through their organisation otherwise anyone can sign up at onedrive.live.com for a free account with 15GB storage including access to online documents and the ability to log into apps on mobile devices. Applications for OneDrive, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote can be downloaded from the Apple App store.

Click through to the individual pages to see more information along with tips, tricks and ideas for use in learning.

ONEDRIVE

onedrive tpOneDrive is ‘cloud based’ personal storage which allows you to synchronise files which can then be accessed from a browser or app. Learn how to store and share files here.

MICROSOFT WORD

Word TPMicrosoft Word allows users to generate types documents that can be saved and printed. With the Office 365 application, users can collaborate and share documents for publishing, editing and viewing. Learn how to create, save and share Word documents here.

ONENOTE

ON TPOneNote enables free-form information to be gathered and allows for multi-user collaboration. Users can gather notes in the form of typed and hand written text, drawing, clippings, audio and video. Learn how to create, share and save OneNote notebooks here.

MICROSOFT EXCEL

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Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application to enable users to collect data using calculation, graphing and pivot tables. The Office 365 application allows users to create Excel Surveys which enables surveys to be created in order to collate and analyse data. Learn how to create, share and save Microsoft Excel Documents and Excel Surveys here.

POWERPOINT

PP TPPowerPoint allows users to design multimedia slide show presentations. Typing, audio, video, graphs, links, graphics and gifs can be embedded to create a powerful presentation. Learn how to create, share and save PowerPoint presentations here.

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Office365 and OneDrive are offerings from Microsoft that brings storage, access, sharing and collaboration to all devices and online.

Access and Accounts:

Access is via portal.office.com  Students and staff generally have access to full accounts through their organisation otherwise anyone can sign up at onedrive.live.com for a free account with 15GB storage including access to online documents and the ability to log into apps on mobile devices.

Account Offerings:

Microsoft has refined this product massively and now have an impressive product with Office365. Their development cycle over the start of 2015 alone has been impressive especially in relation to the offerings for the iPad with massive leaps being taken here to leapfrog Google in making things work nicely on all devices. Read more about the specifics on each of the pages below.

  • OneDrive: personal cloud storage, access
  • Word Online: Edit word documents in the browser
  • Excel Online: Edit spreadsheets in the browser
  • PowerPoint Online: Edit PowerPoint in the browser
  • OneNote Online: OneNote Notebooks in the browser
  • Sites: SharePoint collections with generic ownership
  • Outlook and Calendar: mail and calendar online

What Is on Offer across devices?:

One of the most impressive things with the offerings from Office365 is that they work so well on iPads. the online versions of documents are very versatile and the apps add a more powerful experience again. Click through to the individual pages to see more information along with tips, tricks and ideas for use in learning.

 

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