Office 365 (O365) is a package of services offered by Microsoft as part of its Microsoft Office products, including Forms, OneDrive, Teams, OneNote, Sway and Whiteboard. There are many other services on offer when logging in with your University of Liverpool account. For more information, please visit CSD’s technical guide to Office 365 apps.
So why use Office 365 in your teaching and learning design? Although every context across the university is different, it is likely you need to set up a collaborative project for students, communicate with students, and want assignments and assessments submitted in one easily accessible online platform. Teams and Canvas integrate well with each other. Link out to Teams from Canvas or vice versa. Use what you need from each and create a connected experience for your students. Office 365 apps are designed for their users to intuitively navigate the basic functions, and with a little bit of innovation, you can make the best use of these tools for education while also improving the digital capabilities of your students through opting to use software many will encounter as graduates.
For more information on using Teams in education, see the:
We have created a short guide on how Teams and Canvas compare, to help you see what each tool offers:
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