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Course: The ultimate real-life Office 365 productivity course

The ultimate real-life Office 365 productivity course

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
About this Course

Office 365 holds the key to a new way of work - a true digital workplace, accessible from anywhere on any device. But many people who have an Office 365 subscription continue to work the way they always have. To change behavior - it's essential to focus on the value and the benefits.

This course is unlike any other traditional e-learning course you have come across before. In this course, you will be taken on an eye-opening journey through the Office 365 jungle, guided by Productivity Coach and ex-Microsoft employee Ulrika Hedlund. In a unique concept of story-based tutorials, you will see real life scenarios of "what you need to know" to effectively use these tools to work smarter. 

Basic knowledge
  • This course is designed for users that have an Office 365 subscription
  • In most lectures, the course will be based on the assumption that you have a subscription where you can use Office on a computer, the web and the mobile. But even if you have another type of license, you will still benefit from many of the apps that are available in all subscriptions
  • Users who have Office 365 on a Windows based computer will benefit the most from this course
What you will learn
  • A full understanding of how the tools in Office 365 can effectively be used in real life
  • How to access your Office 365 digital workplace from anywhere on any device
  • Work smarter with cloud-based documents using OneDrive and SharePoint, and understand when to use what
  • Master the ins and outs of Skype for Business to effectively communicate and meet online
  • Take better control of your inbox by leveraging email management best practices and by knowing how to effectively use Outlook across devices
  • How to get better organized using digital notebooks in OneNote - saved to the cloud and accessible from anywhere
  • How to use Sway and PowerPoint effectively to tell powerful stories
  • Insights into how you can enhance teamwork using modern apps like Teams and Planner
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 17
Total Duration: 02:50:13
Kick-start your Office 365 usage
  • Kick-start your Office 365 usage  

    In this introduction video, users are encouraged to work smarter using the tools they have at hand. After watching this video, users will:


    • Be familiar with the instructor and the video series
    • Understand the breadth of the Office 365 toolset
    • Be excited to start using more of Office 365 to increase productivity
  • Get more out of Office 365  

    In this video, users will be given step-by-step guidance on how to start using Office 365 across devices. After watching this video, users will:


    • Know how to access Office across devices
    • Be familiar with the online version of traditional Office applications
    • Have a better understanding of the Office Pro Plus experience
    • Know how to access Office 365 apps on a mobile device
  • Office 365 Fundamentals  
  • Office 365 in real life  
Connect and Communicate
  • Connect and Communicate using Skype for Business  

    Microsoft recently announced that they will no longer continue to add new functionality to Skype for Business and they encourage users to transition to Teams. With that said, many organizations will continue to use Skype for Business for quite some time. If your organization is using Skype for Business, learning how to use it effectively is essential.


    In this introduction video, viewers are given a quick overview of the benefits of Skype for Business and shown how to get started using it.


    After watching this video, users will:


    • Understand the benefits of Skype for Business
    • Know how to access Skype for Business across devices
    • Be able to change their profile picture and get started using the tool
  • Easily Connect using Skype for Business  

    In this story-based tutorial, users will see how Skype for Business can effectively be used in real life to quickly solve issues by collaborating with co-workers and external business partners using Skype for Business. The story-based tutorial is designed to inspire, motivate and educate users.


    After watching this story-based tutorial, users will know how to:


    • Use presence and permissions
    • Add contacts and create groups
    • Tag people for status changes
    • Connect with external business users
    • Review conversation history
  • Meet Online using Skype for Business  

    In this story-based tutorial, users will see how Skype for Business can effectively be used in real life to collaborate online, make video phone calls and conduct online meetings. The story-based tutorial is designed to inspire, motivate and educate users to increase their productivity.


    After watching this story-based tutorial, users will know how to:


    • Respond to email via instant messaging
    • Make voice and video calls
    • Share screens
    • Schedule online meetings
    • Prepare and conduct Skype for Business meetings
  • Skype for Business fundamentals  
  • Skype for Business in real life - Part 1  
  • Skype for Business in real life - Part 2  
Work Smarter with Documents
  • Work smarter with documents  

    In this introduction video, users are given a quick overview of the benefits of using cloud-based documents using OneDrive for Business and SharePoint document libraries.


    After watching this introduction video, users will:


    • Understand the benefits of cloud-based documents in Office 365
    • Know when to use what
    • Master the steps of getting started using OneDrive for Business
    • How to get started using SharePoint document libraries
  • Work on the go using OneDrive for Business  

    In this story-based tutorial, users will see how OneDrive for Business can effectively be used in real life to access documents from anywhere on any device. The story-based tutorial is designed to inspire, motivate and educate users to increase their productivity in an upbeat, engaging manner.


    After watching this story-based tutorial, users will know how to:


    • Set up OneDrive for Business
    • Copy files to OneDrive for Business
    • Access OneDrive for Business on mobile devices
    • Share and co-author documents saved to OneDrive for Business
  • Better document collaboration using SharePoint libraries  

    In this story-based tutorial, users will see in real life, how a SharePoint document library can be used to collaborate on a document across organizational boundaries. The story-based tutorial is designed to inspire, motivate and educate users to increase their productivity in an upbeat, engaging manner.


    After watching this story-based tutorial, users will know how to:


    • Create a document library in SharePoint
    • Upload documents to a document library
    • Add descriptive information about the documents using columns
    • Share documents with co-workers and external business partners
    • Receive updates on changes made to the documents in the library


  • Cloud-based documents fundamentals  
  • OneDrive in real life  
  • SharePoint in real life  
Take Control of your Inbox
  • Take control of your inbox  

    In this introduction video, users are given a walk-through of the various versions of Outlook – on a Windows computer, on the web, and on a mobile device. Users are given an overview of the key highlights as well as best practices for effective email management.


    After watching this introduction video, users will:


    • Be familiar with the Outlook experience across devices
    • See how new enhancements in Outlook can improve email processing
    • Know about best practices for effective email management
  • Effectively manage your email using Outlook from anywhere  

    In this story-based tutorial, users will see how productivity expert Ulrika Hedlund uses Outlook across devices throughout her day to stay on top of her inbox and effectively communicate from anywhere. The story-based tutorial is designed to inspire, motivate and educate users.


    After watching this story-based tutorial, users will know how to:


    • Use the Outlook mobile app to archive and follow up on messages
    • Set up a system to manage email
    • Use @mentions to communicate more effectively
    • Use Outlook groups for group conversations
    • Use “Quick Steps” to quickly prioritize and categorize email
  • Outlook fundamentals  
  • Outlook in real life  
Get Organized
  • Get organized  

    In this introduction video, viewers are given an overview of the benefits of OneNote and shown how to get started using it across devices.


    • Introduction to OneNote
    • How to set up OneNote to synchronize across devices
    • A quick walk-through of OneNote
  • Declutter your life using a digital notebook in OneNote  

    In this story-based tutorial, users will learn how OneNote can effectively be used in a real-life scenario to be better prepared and have more effective meetings.


    After watching this tutorial users will know how to:


    • Gather and organize various types of information
    • Prepare for a meeting
    • Take effective meeting notes
    • Search and share notes
    • Access notes from anywhere
  • OneNote fundamentals  
  • OneNote in real life  
Tell Powerful Stories
  • Tell powerful stories  

    In this introduction video, viewers are given an overview of two of the main applications in Office 365 for creating and sharing stories – PowerPoint and Sway.


    • Introduction to storytelling apps in Office 365
    • A quick overview of Sway and PowerPoint
    • How to get started using Sway and PowerPoint
    • Best practices for when to use what
  • Spread eye-catching stories using Sway  

    In this story-based tutorial, users will see how Sway can be used to create a story that is shared with people all over the world. The story-based tutorial is designed to inspire, motivate and educate users.


    After watching this story-based tutorial, users will know how to:


    • Create a Sway from a document
    • Customize the design
    • Insert and manage the layout of rich media
    • Collaborate on a Sway
    • Share a Sway with the rest of the world
  • Captivate your audience using PowerPoint  

    In this story-based tutorial, users will see how PowerPoint can be effectively be used to create an eye-catching presentation that will captivate the audience. The story-based tutorial is designed to inspire, motivate and educate users.


    After watching this story-based tutorial, users will know how to:


    • Collaborate on a joint presentation
    • Apply a design using a template
    • Leverage the image tools
    • Insert video into the presentation
    • Use animations and transitions to add effects
  • Storytelling fundamentals  
  • Sway in real life  
  • PowerPoint in real life  
Enhance Teamwork
  • Enhance teamwork  

    In this introduction video, viewers are given an overview of different ways to work smarter together using Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams.


    • Overview of Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams
    • How to set up an Office 365 Group
    • How to get started using Microsoft Teams
    • Best practices for when to use what
  • Accelerate results using Teams  

    In this story-based tutorial, users will see how productivity expert Ulrika Hedlund and her team use Microsoft Teams to quickly communicate and collaborate with each other to deliver on their commitments. The story-based tutorial is designed to inspire, motivate and educate users.


    After watching this story-based tutorial, users will know how to:


    • Navigate the Teams app
    • Stay up to date on team activities
    • Communicate 1-1, or 1-many using Teams from any device
    • Meet online via Teams
    • Share documents via Teams
    • Create tabs and connectors to streamline information
  • Smarter Teams Fundamentals  
  • Teams in real life  
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