Office 365 provides the perfect platform on which to build:
- Virtual Learning Environments
- Intelligent CPD Management
- Secure Storage for Students
- Collaboration and Sharing
- Preparation of Learning Resources
In deploying Office 365 for education, students benefit from individual secure, Cloud-based document storage environments in OneDrive from which they can store and access work, as well as manage teacher access for fast coursework submission.
Skype for Business can transform communication between students and teachers giving them the ability to send instant messages, speak and have video conferences at any time from school-owned or personal devices; directly impacting student engagement, support and results.
Equally, it enables students to have real-time two-way conversations with other students from partner schools across the globe, using video conferencing and screen sharing to interact, immersing themselves in other cultures and broadening their learning experiences.
SharePoint is the ideal platform on which to build an extensive ‘Virtual Learning Environment’ used by staff and students to post documents, videos, blogs, learning materials and coursework, as well as provide valuable two-way feedback on classes.
Such is the versatility of SharePoint that it can be used to develop HR and CPD tools, and also provide a mechanism to communicate with parents and guardians.
Modern Office 2016 applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel are used extensively by teachers and students alike for preparation and delivery of all class work.
A powerful add-on to PowerPoint, we’re confident that Office Mix will be an invaluable tool for the preparation and delivery of media-rich learning resources. It’s a great example of the innovation Microsoft continue to develop.
‘Single sign-on’ through Active Directory Federated Services ensures users enjoy fast access to all applications and tools from any device without having to enter login information multiple times.