Microsoft 365 teacher academy

K-12 Educator
School Leader
Microsoft Teams
Office 365

Microsoft 365 provides the right environment for better learning outcomes. This learning path helps educators become more innovative with cloud-based tools, regardless of the devices they use. Also addressed are the basic features of Microsoft 365 including Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Sway, Microsoft Forms, and OneDrive.

Learning objectives

  • Describe how Microsoft 365 tools can be used create an environment for better learning outcomes. * Explain advantages of cloud-based tools in the classroom. * Identify the basic features of Microsoft 365 tools.



Modules in this learning path

Besides the people, what makes up a team in Microsoft Teams? We examine the structure and components of a team that make Teams such an efficient place for Class, Staff and PLC Teams.

Class Teams have all the tools educators need from course curriculum, down to daily lesson content, right to the details of the assignment workflow. Put another way, from introducing a topic to assessing it, everything has a place in Microsoft Teams. This module will demonstrate creating, distributing, collecting, and grading assignments. Microsoft Forms offers assessments built right into a Class Team. The feedback process in Teams is efficient for educators and meaningful for students. The grade book in Teams can integrate with many external grade book apps. Teams also offers Insights to track trends in students’ work and online behaviors. Those trends can include SEL components thanks to the Reflect app that can be added to Class Teams as well.

Microsoft Teams in educational settings is a hub for content and the centerpiece for collaboration. Teams facilitates communication between educators and students, families, colleagues, and the larger school community.

Make learning more powerful and dynamic with Microsoft OneNote digital notebooks. Use OneNote to compile and organize information, research, and content; support research, collaboration, note taking, journaling, and reflection.

OneNote Class Notebook is platform for teachers to prepare instructional material and collaborate with students. Create a Class Notebook and build instructional content to use with students.

Use PowerPoint Recorder to flip instruction, provide content for students outside of class, and help improve student outcomes.

Use Microsoft Forms for surveys, quizzes, and polls in classes to increase student engagement and voice. Office 365 helps streamline and save time managing learning assessments with Forms

By allowing teachers and students to focus on content and not worry about format, the Digital storytelling with Microsoft Sway module shows how Sway can be used to capture and share digital stories that need to be told in and around classroom activities.