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Office 365

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 Using Microsoft Office 365


Level 1 Tool:

Tools that are essential to curriculum and are under contract with BCPS.







This information last checked: 10/21/2016



Getting Started 


Office 365 gives you access to the full suite of Microsoft Office products like Word and PowerPoint.  Because Office 365 is online it is great for for productivitycollaboration, and presentation .  Microsoft Office 365 also allows for sharing and collaboration on documents and files.  


Learning How 


1. Access Office365 through OneDrive at www.bcps.org/Onedrive

2. Log in using your BCPS username and password.

3. Click the "+New" button and select the type of file you want to create.  You can create a Word document, Excel workbook, PowerPoint presentation, OneNote notebook, or Excel survey. 




4. Once you make your selection the file will open and you can use it just as you would the "traditional" version of that program.  The online versions do offer less features.  To open in the full version of the program click the "Open in..." option at the top of the screen.



5. To name your file click on "Document" and name your document.



6. To share your document select "Share" in the upper right corner.



You can share two ways: 




To stop sharing: 



7. To return back to your OneDrive or to make another document, select the 9 square icon in the upper left corner.



You can find specific information for creating online versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint on those pages.



Ideas for Use  


  • Collaborate on a lesson plan/lesson study using Word Online
  • Have your students create a shared presentation using PowerPoint Online
  • Survey your students at the beginning of the year using an Excel Survey 
  • Have students develop a budget and update it in real time using Excel Online 




Provide multiple means of

Representation (Content)

   Students work in groups to develop a shared presentation 

Provide multiple means of

Action and Expression (Product)

  Survey your students learning styles using an Excel Survey     

Provide multiple means of

Engagement (Process)




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