Monday, 27 July 2015

Exciting news from Microsoft - New Online Teacher Academies are available #1

Microsoft has announced that they are making four Teacher Academy online courses available both at Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) and IT Academy. All the courses are designed to empower educators with the ability to effectively integrate Microsoft’s tools in their classrooms. The online courses, 3 hours each, are based on Teacher Academies face-to-face courses (originally developed in the US). Courses are highly interactive, and include text, voice, video, simulations, quizzes, “do-it-yourself” sections and assessments.

We will feature each of the four Microsoft Virtual Academy courses in four blogposts starting today with the first one:

#1 Teacher Academy: 'In the Cloud: File Storage, Collaboration and Communication with Office 365'

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In the Cloud: File Storage, Collaboration and Communication with Office 365 is an online course developed for educators with basic knowledge about Microsoft's cloud-based communication and collaboration tools, such as Outlook, OneDrive, Skype for Business and Yammer. The course is designed to: increase awareness about Microsoft cloud-based tools, their capability and functionality, and empower educators with knowledge and skills to use these tools and services effectively in their classroom. With this online course, educators will be able to: communicate using Outlook Online, use OneDrive for Business to store and share files, conduct online meetings, and communicate with students, their parents and colleagues using Skype for Business and engage students parents and other people in their network using Yammer.

Link to the course:
MVA: https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/en-US/training-courses/teacher-academy-in-the-cloud-file-storage-collaboration-and-communication-with-office-365-11320

To summarise:

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