Office365 as a learning technology

What is Office 365? 

Office 365 is a bundle of apps, each one individually applicable in a curriculum. Office 365 contains well known apps like Word, PowerPoint and Excel, but new apps have been added – for example Forms, OneNote and Teams. The different apps can be used for anything from real-time connected writing to project work and peer-feedback, PowerPoint-presentations, and virtual supervisor-meetings if the students or the educator lives far away. 

Pedagogical and didactic advantages 

Office 365 is apps for production and cooperation where students and educators can interact at the same time. The possibilities for how and where Office can be utilized in the curriculum are plenty. For example, as an educator you can utilize OneNote before the lectures to produce a notebook for the students to - in collaboration – note doubts, questions, and reflections occurring in the lectures and pensum. These doubts and reflections can then be taken into account when you plan your curriculum. This way you can revisit the areas challenging the students. Another example are Forms, which can be utilized directly in the lectures. Forms can help to give the students variation by putting in small quizzes or polls, or questions for the students to answer. Thus Forms can provide interaction between the lecturer and the students. 

Access 

You can gain access to Office 365 here. You must use your AAU-login to log in. 

GDPR 

Office 365 is used at Aalborg University and approved by Kontraktenheden. This means that you can safely use Office 365 in learning situations.

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Guides: Learn how to use Office 365

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    A tour in Office 365

    You can have a guided tour in Office 365 by watching the videoguides on this page. You will be introduced to the different apps in Office 365, especially the ones suited for educational purposes and project work.

    VIDEO 1: THE TOUR OF OFFICE 365 AND TEAMS FOR THE PROJECT GROUP

    This video presents the possibilities in Office 365 and the many different apps it contains. The tour have a specific focus on the functions in Teams.

     

    VIDEO 2: THE DIGITAL COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION OF THE PROJECT GROUP

    This video is relevant for someone wanting to better the communication and cooperation in the project group, both online and during physical meetings. You will be presented for the advantages of utilizing Teams for this and how to create a digital workroom for you and your project group in Teams.

    VIDEO 3: THE MEETINGS AND TYPES OF MEETINGS IN THE PROJECT GROUP

    Are you experiencing doubts about which type of meeting you and your group needs right now, and how best to plan it? This video can help! In this video you can find information about meetings in general, specific types of meetings and when to choose what, whether you and your group chooses to meet digitally or physically.

    VIDEO 4: THE PROJECT GROUP´S SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE AND MATERIALS

    Watch this video to gain knowledge about how to work more efficient in the group by strengthening the sharing of knowledge – both in the physical meetings and when you are not in the same room. This video introduces different methods for knowledge and materials sharing and shows how Teams helps to the optimal product.

    VIDEO 5: THE DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TIME PLANNING OF THE PROJECT GROUP

    This video shows how you and your project group can structure the project work and manage time in the best way. Methods and tools usable in all projects are presented.

    VIDEO 6: THE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE PROJECT GROUP AND THE SUPERVISOR

    Do you want to strengthen you and your project group´s cooperation with the supervisor? Watch this video to see how to exchange materials in other ways than by email and how to arrange both physical and digital meetings that gives the best outcome.

    VIDEO 7: THE MEETING INVITATIONS OF THE GROUP

    This video is relevant for you, who wish to know the fancy details that makes meeting invitations easy, both for you and for the invitees. The video shows different methods for creating meeting invitations in both Outlook and Teams, and provides help for both group meetings and supervisor meetings.

     

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    Guides for the different apps in Office 365

    Microsoft have excellent guides on their different apps. You can find these guides HERE and look at the specific guide for the app you are interested in.

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