Using Office365 in teaching

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There are many ways you can use Office365 tools in your teaching. Office365 allows you to create interactive lessons, produce, share and store information, work in teams and have discussions. 

The following Office365 software are available to the staff at the University of Helsinki. For more information, please see the Helpdesk page


Skype for business A real-time instant messaging application that also indicates the presence of users. All users can establish a web meeting quickly and easily when needed; you can participate in web meetings using your own device (computer, phone, tablet).
Yammer “The university’s internal Facebook”, provides opportunities for sharing information in new ways, participation, discovering competencies and sharing knowledge.
Teams  Organise discussions, manage tasks and cooperate with students to create customised learning environments that meet the individual learning and development needs of your students. Plan your teaching together with your colleagues and/or participate in professional cooperation with different groups

Planning your own work

Outlook e-mail and calendar application 


Planner With Planner, you can compile a work plan, gather a team, define tasks and keep track of progress. 
OneNote OneNote is notebook software that collects your notes in a single location. You can create separate notebooks for different things (work, travel, hobbies, etc.). Instructions

Sharing information

OneDrive Used for cloud storage, such as sharing files with other users instead of using e-mail attachments. 
Class Notebook The OneNote Class Notebook application lets a teacher quickly set up a personal workspace for every student, a content library for sharing learning material and a collaboration space for lessons and tasks. 
Staff Notebook OneNote Staff Notebook Creator allows you to set up a OneNote notebook for staff members and use it for processing and sharing information in many ways.
Sway Sway’s online canvas allows you to create presentations and add images, text, documents and other content to them.
Forms Create forms easily to, for example, collect course feedback