Office 365: an introduction
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: C365A
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
MS Office 365 applications is the latest MS Office package which incorporates a number of commonly used applications for both home and office use. The course will cater for those using Office 365 for business or personal use. It will help you understand the difference between working on a cloud-based rather than localised system. You will learn how to access emails, contacts, calendar and other office apps like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote over the internet and take advantage of cloud-based, collaborating Office applications and other productive services that you can subscribe to based on your need.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• how to create an Office 365 account
• how to log-in and update the application version
• how to store information both locally and on the cloud using One Drive
• how to use Teams to work collaboratively for meetings, messaging and storing of files
• how to use a note taking application (One Note) to record important tasks that need urgent attention,
• how to communicate privately within an organisation using Yammer, a social networking service
• how to use video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with other people using Skype.
• how to use key features of MS Outlook as an email application.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• create an Office 365 account
• log-in and update the application version
• store and retrieve files online using One Drive
• use Teams - to work collaboratively with colleagues keeping chats, meetings, files and apps together in one place.
• make notes using One Note
• use Yammer for social networking
• use Skype to make video and voice one-to-one
• use MS Outlook as an email application.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course to Office 365. However, you should already be familiar with Word and Outlook and be comfortable using a PC for daily tasks. The course is aimed at those who are transitioning to the cloud-based package. You may find our Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating helpful before starting this course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks and functions, with guidance from the tutor. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can achieve challenging aims in an enjoyable and productive way. You will have lots of opportunities to practise as well as understand what you are doing and why. Everyone will be encouraged to participate and interact in a way that is best for them, including working in pairs and groups, as well as on your own. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to bring a pen, paper and folder to class. A memory stick may also be helpful.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We run a range of courses in Microsoft Office programs specifically designed to help you in the workplace. You may also be in interested in our administrator courses - How to be an administrator: the essentials, How to be an administrator: time management skills, How to be an administrator: the paperless office.
Your tutor will advise you on the best courses for you and which level you are at. You can also call our administrator on 0207 492 2511 to arrange an assessment with one of our course advisor.