Beginner's guide to Office 365 for DoE schools (online)

Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of cloud based tools available to NSW Department of Education schools that integrate well-known Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. These tools extend the possibilities of the traditional Microsoft Office, enabling real-time collaboration, sharing, feedback, digital learning design, cloud based storage, course and project management, media creation and professional networking.

Registered hours8 hours
Level of registrationProficient
Delivery modeOnline
AudienceK-12 teachers
Prior knowledgeNo prior knowledge required


  • 45 minute Adobe Connect session workshop.
  • Explore the core Office 365 applications including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint OneNote, OneDrive, Class Notebook and Office Mix.
  • Examine a range of online only applications including: Sway, Planner and Yammer.
  • Demonstrate examples of classroom applications, such as; online storage and sharing,  interactive and multimodal presentations, online course and content management, project management and professional networking.

Follow-on components

  • 7 hours and 15 minutes of follow-on components work across 4 weeks.
  • Design and deliver a lesson using one or more of the Office 365 applications.
  • Share the lesson to an online community and interact with other teachers.
  • Complete a personal reflection piece and an online course evaluation.

This course is also delivered face-to-face Beginner's guide to Office 365 for DoE schools (Blended).

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Completing 'Beginner’s guide to Office 365 for DoE schools' will contribute 8 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2, 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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