Microsoft

Office365

Students may log into Office 365 using this username format:

  • johnsmith001@my.cusd.com
  • standard password for everything they use in CUSD

Students can access Office 365 via the Office 365 app in Clever. No password is needed if they enter via Clever.

Office 365 doesn't play nicely with Mac computers just yet. They say it should be ready to go soon. You can also download desktop friendly applications as well. you will see those notifications pop up when you are in that tool.

OneDrive

Students may log into Office 365 using this username format:

  • johnsmith001@my.cusd.com
  • standard password for everything they use in CUSD

Students can access Office 365 via the Office 365 app in Clever. No password is needed if they enter via Clever.

Office 365 doesn't play nicely with Mac computers just yet. They say it should be ready to go soon. You can also download desktop friendly applications as well. you will see those notifications pop up when you are in that tool.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the equivalent to Google Classroom, yet it has more diversity and more features. Plus, if you design something in Word, you don't have to convert the file. It's ready to go as is. Check out this video for more information.

Microsoft Teams (shorter)

Here is a shorter introduction to Microsoft Teams.

Sway

Sway is available in Office 365. This is a smooth, not-so-traditional presentation tool. It isn't like Google Slides and it isn't like Microsoft Power Point. It is its own presentation method. Smooth. Easy to manipulate. Ready-to-go templates are waiting for you.

Sway (another one)

Here is another Sway video. Hopefully this will showcase more tools, tricks, and presentation tips to get you started.

OneNote

OneNote is a digital notebook that can be shared out with other people. Grade level. Office staff. Like employees across the district. You can set up different sections and unique pages for each section. All shareable at the same time. Live. For everyone who has permission to access/edit.

OneNote (as a student)

What does it look like to use OneNote as a student? This tutorial will show you how easily it is to use this note-taking tool as a student.

PowerPoint

PowerPoint. This presentation is reasonably-sized. It's not too long nor is it excessively exhaustive. Yet, it gives you a taste of how to use this tool. You can either use this from your desktop, or you can use it online in Office 365.

PowerPoint (complete tutorial)

PowerPoint (Complete Tutorial). If you want an extensive tutorial, this is the video for you. It's over 2 hours long. You will see many features that will put your project in a league of their own.

Personally, I watch videos like this in 2.0 speed. It takes me half the time to digest the same amount of content. I cannot do this with all videos. Sometimes the content is beyond my skill level. For those, I watch and re-watch parts of the video until i understand the concepts being presented.