Using Sites for Collaboration

Using sites for student and staff collaboration

Sites are one of the most useful features of Office 365 for Education for communication and collaboration. Teachers can quickly and easily share news, resources, etc. with their classes. Students can work collaboratively on documents (in real-time) and hand in their homework. Teachers and students can contribute to Discussions, Blogs and Wikis, and much more.
We will show you the basics, so you can quickly get started – you can create a working site in less than five minutes! We will also show you some of the advanced features of Sites so you can extend and personalise the learning experience for your students.

We can tailor Office 365 courses to suit your school requirements, or you can book our standard Using Sites for Collaboration course, outlined below.

Who is it for?

This course has been designed for K-12 teachers. It is a great introduction for teachers new to Office 365, with simple ideas to get started using Sites with their classes.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
· Develop skills in using collaborative features of Sites in SharePoint;
· Be able to quickly create online resources in Office 365 that can be easily shared with students and staff.

Course Content

· Learn how to use the standard features of Sites: Notebooks, Documents, Images and Videos.
· Use a range of built-in tools: Discussions, Blogs, Wikis, Mailboxes.
· See how staff and students can collaborate in real-time using Office Web Apps – whether on a PC, Mac or tablet.
· Discover different ways that Office 365 can be used for planning, homework and assessment.
· Learn how you can easily communicate and collaborate with parents – as well as teachers and students across Australia and overseas.

Duration: 2.5 hours (suggested)
We can also offer Office 365 sessions for staff as whole day or twilight workshops to fit in with your requirements.

Useful Office 365 Links

Office 365 Education Plans and Pricing
Current details and plans from Microsoft Australia
Office 365 for Education eBook
From Microsoft UK – lots of examples of O365 in practice in schools
Student Advantage and Office 365 ProPlus FAQ
Get Office ProPlus for your students at no additional cost
Office 365 Community
Blog, help and support forums from Microsoft

Why Standout Education?

We only work with schools and know each school is different. We listen to what you want to achieve and support you each step of the way by helping you to plan and implement an Office 365 solution that meets your school’s requirements.
We have over six years’ experience in supporting schools to use SharePoint technology to enable effective and engaging learning to take place. Use our expertise to get up and running quickly and discover new ways to enhance learning and teaching, improve communication and cut costs.