Office 365 for learning and teaching
Office 365 is a Microsoft subscription service that includes access to Office applications and online productivity services. The Office 365 package is available to all staff and students at the University of Bath. Most of the Office 365 suite of applications can be used across multiple devices such as PC, Mac, phones and tablets. Commonly used Office 365 applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Other applications such as Teams, Sway, OneNote and Forms can be used in a variety of ways for learning and teaching.
Office 365 overview of tools for learning and teaching
|Office 365 application||Summary||Uses for learning & teaching|
|PowerPoint||A package designed to create electronic presentations consisting of a series of separate pages or slides.||
|Teams||Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration platform with document sharing, online meetings, and application integration.||
|Forms||Create surveys, quizzes, and polls, and invite others to respond to them using almost any web browser or mobile device,||
|OneNote||OneNote is a digital notebook for individual use or sharing with colleagues. Class Notebook is a version of OneNote for use with cohorts of students.||
|Sway||Sway is a creative online presentation tool that can be used to share reports, presentations and digital stories.||
|OneDrive||OneDrive is the Microsoft cloud service that connects you to all your files. It lets you store and protect your files, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere on all your devices.||
Office 365 has a range of built-in accessibility features to create a more inclusive learning environment. These include:
- A built-in accessibility checker in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other applications to review your content and make it more accessible.
- Immersive reader to aid reading and writing within Office 365 applications.
- Live closed captioning in Microsoft Teams.
- Dictate into your documents instead of typing.