There are a number of applications in the Office 365 suite you may find useful. It is probably most helpful to start with OneDrive, online Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. As you become comfortable with these applications, you may want to explore the other applications available to you. Keep in mind features are limited when using Office 365 applications versus the full Office 365 version.
The full desktop version of Office 2016 is available to all Walden students at no cost. As a reminder, you can only use Office 2016 on one computer, but the full version allows you utilize all features of the software. Using the full desktop version of Office 2016 is highly recommended as the features of the software will work best to complete your coursework or capstone project. For more details on Office 2016 please view the Customer Care website Office 365:Office 2016. If you decide to proceed with the installation process of Office 2016 please seek assistance from Microsoft Support.
Office 365 has a calendar program that integrates into Mail, allowing you to schedule meetings with anyone. It is similar to Google Calendar.
Click the Calendar icon in the lower left corner of the window.
Skype is the Office 365 version of Google Hangouts. It is a great tool for collaborating with your colleagues or your faculty. Skype has chat, voice call, and video call. You can chat, call, or video call anyone in the organization, and even people outside of it.
You may use Skype in your personal life, or are already using it with students. Office 365 Skype is just the same.
OneDrive is the Office 365 equivalent of Google Drive or Dropbox. You can store all kinds of files on OneDrive, making them accessible anywhere you have an internet connection. You can also share your files with others, and collaborate on documents together.
Do you need to find out who else has access to your files? A tool called Who Has Access scans your Google Apps and provides a report by user for all shared content.
To get a shared content report:
Now you can share content through O365’s OneDrive with all Walden faculty, staff.
Please note: You cannot share Office 365 with students until they are migrated into O365 mid-2017. If you need to share content with students, continue using Google until they migrate.