Digital Learning: Office 365

Overview

Office 365 includes a large suite of software applications, many of which - such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint - are familiar to many. In addition, applications such as Sway, OneNote, OneDrive, and Forms are useful for collaboration, data collection, and content creation.

Sway

Microsoft Sway makes it easy to create and share interactive content that is accessible. You can convey concepts quickly, easily and clearly.

  • Share course content

  • Create presentations

  • Create interactive reports

  • Integrate other Office 365 applications

Screenshot: The structure of a student presentation on Lyme Disease using "MS Sway"

Teaching Spotlight

Angie Dukelow, Professor, Personal Support Worker - Brockville

"The ease of learning SWAY took the fear away from trying something new. SWAY allowed the PSW students to tell their story using a tailored one of a kind presentation. They used the application to present interactive and engaging communicable disease projects to their fellow classmates. This format not only looked great,but it allowed students to embed informative videos, pictures, charts and educational learning materials. One student commented, “that once you add all of your desired material and hit the design button the project takes on a life of its own”. Super fun and will definitely use it again."

Forms

Microsoft Forms allows you to create surveys, quizzes, and polls. You can send your Form to anyone within or outside of your organization. As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses

One Note

OneNote allows multi-user collaboration. OneNote allows you to create notes, drawings, screen clippings audio commentaries and more.

  • Record notes

  • Add visuals and image

  • Create hand-drawn notes

  • Integrate other Office 365 applications

One Drive

Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service that allows you to upload and sync files to the cloud and then access them from a web browser or your mobile device.

  • Upload documents and files of any sort

  • Share files with users both within and outside of the college

  • Mirror files stored in the cloud locally on your computer