Category: Office 365

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Canvas Office Cloud Assignment Tips

For those of you who love Teams and the ease of creating cloud assignments for your students, never fear, Canvas has a similar ability. Here are some of tips I’ve gathered from working with you all the past few weeks. You asked, we are answering, here are some tips for using Office in Canvas Question: ...

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Canvas External Tools Rubric Workaround

You want the best of both worlds – to use an external tool integration for your assignment, but to grade it with a rubric! I am hoping with voting up, this will soon become a seamless work path in Canvas, but until then, there is a workaround. Thank your summer instructors Erin Kwok and Chris ...

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What to do with those pesky PDFs?

As we have moved to a remote learning environment, you may be straddled with a curriculum full of PDFs. Unfortunately, these are not as easy to navigate in the online world without a hefty knowledge of Adobe. Well, we have some awesome workarounds for getting students to interact with those pesky PDFs. Option 1: Convert ...

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Collect Files in Forms

A great new feature has been added to Microsoft Forms, you can now collect files! Many teachers have had students submit links to files, but this new feature means that students can now submit their completed files as an attachment directly to a folder in your own One Drive. Here is a quick video to ...

Flipgrid + Immersive Reader = Access for All!

  Flipgrid is taking on the ISTE standard of “Empowered Learner” to an entirely new level, by incorporating Microsoft’s Immersive Reader tool. This way, not only are students encouraged to use their voices to post their own videos, but there are built-in supports for them to listen to the initial prompt. By incorporating Immersive Reader ...

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Microsoft Inclusive Math Tools

One Note (Class Notebook) offers several inclusive features to support student learning including  Math Tools. This inclusive feature allows students to solve math problems, see how the problem was solved, graph the problem, and interact with the graph. They can also create their own practice quiz, use the Immersive Reader tool to read the problem aloud, ...

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Create a Form from Excel (To Keep It Linked)

One of the ways in which Microsoft Forms is different than Google Forms, is that if you create a Form from the Forms web app, there is no Excel sheet attached. This creates an extra step if you want to play with the data collected from a form. Another difference is that when you do ...

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Personalizing your O365 Dashboard

Office 365 allows several ways to personalize your dashboard (launcher), whether through changing the theme or adding apps. First, to personalize your dashboard use the settings icon (gear) in the upper right corner when you are logged in to Office 365. Choosing this will immediately show different theme options. Recently added are more elaborate themes ...

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Teams vs. Class Notebook

So, what is the difference between Teams and Class Notebook? More and more we are hearing about Teams, but why should a classroom teacher consider making the switch? Both teams and Class Notebook serve their own purpose and a teacher might consider using both in their class or choosing one depending on how they see ...

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Creating Fillable Templates with Word

Did you know that you can make Word templates that are editable and protected at the same time! One aspect that I love about my job is being asked to try something new. Like many teachers, I love learning, so it always provides the opportunity to try something new, here are the steps in creating ...