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Making the Most of Office 365 as a Student

This year, more than ever, we have had to rely on modern tech to stay connected. Here is a quick refresher from Queen’s IT Training Unit on making the most of Microsoft Office 365.

While you are a student at Queen’s, you will have access to Microsoft Office 365 for free. It includes Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote (which are hosted in the Microsoft Cloud). 

When you use Office 365, you can access your files stored on OneDrive for Business from virtually anywhere—by using a PC, a Mac, and even select mobile devices. You can also share files with others or synchronise OneDrive with your laptop or home PC. 

Below you will find a list of the features included in Office 365 and how to use each to its fullest: 

A list of applications is presented below 

OneDrive – Personal storage space with the option to share files or folders.
You can access your files like another drive on your device. The files are stored in the Microsoft Cloud.

OneNote – OneNote is a digital notebook that provides a single place for all of your notes and information (and you can create notebooks to share with other colleagues). OneNote saves as you type.

Teams – Teams facilitates chat-based working with other students and includes file sharing and other tools that help teams work collaboratively.

Forms – Forms are easy to create – surveys for people, inside and outside Queen’s. Forms produce charts and an Excel file stores all the responses.

Sway – Sway is a web-based way of putting across ideas, through text, imagery and animations. These can be used to persuade or inform.

Planner – Planner is a way of allocating and scheduling tasks. And can be associated with Teams

Word, PowerPoint and Excel – These are available as a subset of the Office 2016 equivalents and they can be used via a browser on any device connected to the Internet (whether or not you have Office 365 on the device).

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