Learn about the different applications we use and how the tools and features they offer support you in your studies.
What is Microsoft Office 365?
Office 365 is a service offered by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Office suite. The service allows the use of the Microsoft Office software suite as well as cloud-based software-as-a-service products. The Office 365 service consists of a number of products and services managed through an online portal. These include:
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a video communication and collaboration app that allows the participation in ‘virtual classrooms’ with fellow learners and tutors.
- A chat function: You can communicate and send files to other learners and your tutors through the chat function.
- Document storage and file sharing: Your document library folder will include all files shared across all conversations for easy access.
- Online video calling and screen sharing: Join live virtual and interactive classrooms and tutorials with other learners and your tutors.
Finding your virtual classroom on Microsoft Teams
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Our Virtual Learning Environment has an extensive range of resources including everything you will need to successfully complete a course and additional guidance and links for further learning.
Communications software helps us deliver our courses live in a virtual classroom. Please watch the following video guides to help you understand the different software we use and how to use them.