Introduction to Microsoft Office 365 Education

(Grades K-12) / Flex Course

PDI Course Number: 109T02 / UCSD Course Number: EDUC40406


Course Description

Does your school use Microsoft Office 365 Education? Are you looking for ways to integrate Office 365 apps in the classroom to improve teaching and learning? This online course is designed to help teachers master the Microsoft apps that are part of Office 365 Education. Teachers will be introduced to the basics of each app, as well as specific ways each app can be used to enhance teaching, learning, and student collaboration. The course begins with an introduction to the general interface of the Office 365 apps. From there, teachers take a deep dive into how the apps can be used within an educational context to enhance teaching and learning of content curriculum. In addition to the most common Microsoft apps such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, additional apps covered in detail within the course include Office Online, OneDrive, OneNote, OneNote Class Notebook, Forms, Whiteboard, Sway for digital storytelling, Stream, Teams, SharePoint, and Lens for digitizing documents. Teachers will also learn how to use Microsoft Learning Tools to help students achieve greater success in the classroom. By the end of this course, teachers will feel more confident in their quest to integrate Microsoft Office 365 Education apps into their own teaching practices. By the end of this course, teachers will feel more confident in their quest to integrate Microsoft Office 365 Education apps into their own teaching practices. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units (50 hours of training) from University of California San Diego (UCSD) Division of Extended Studies. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

I enjoyed this class and learned several things on Microsoft 365 and how to use it better during my classes throughout the day. - Kim Dever

Enrollment Options

Course Only

$124 with the discount

Course with Credit from UCSD

$329 with the discount

This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units or 5 quarter units of graduate-level credit from UCSD.

You have up to one year from the date you are enrolled to complete a flex course.


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UCSD Course Number: EDUC40406
Unit One
  • What is Microsoft Office 365 Education?
  • Signing in to Office Online
  • Exploring OneDrive
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1
Unit Two
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Integrating Word in the Classroom
  • Teaching with PowerPoint
  • Teaching with Excel
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2
Unit Three
  • OneNote - The Digital Notebook
  • OneNote Class Notebook
  • Microsoft Forms
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3
Unit Four
  • Microsoft Whiteboard
  • Digital Storytelling with Sway
  • Microsoft Stream
  • Test #4
Unit Five
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Test #5
Unit Six
  • Microsoft Learning Tools
  • Microsoft Lens
  • Assignment #4: Create lesson plans using Microsoft apps
  • Assignment #5: Course Reflection

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