LO-O365WA: Microsoft® Office 365™ Online (with Skype® for Business)

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About this Course

This course is an introduction to Microsoft® Office 365® with Skype® for Business in a cloud-based environment. It can be used as an orientation to the full suite of Office 365 cloud-based tools, or the Skype for Business lessons can be presented separately in a seminar-length presentation with the remaining material available for later student reference.

Using the Office 365 suite of productivity apps, users can easily communicate and collaborate together through Microsoft® Outlook® mail and Skype for Business instant messaging and online meetings. Additionally, the Microsoft® SharePoint® team site provides a central storage location for accessing and modifying shared documents. This course introduces working with shared documents in the familiar Office 365 online apps—Word, PowerPoint, and Excel—as an alternative to installing the Microsoft® Office desktop applications. This course also introduces several productivity apps—Teams, Yammer, Planner, and Delve—that can be used in combination by teams for communication and collaboration.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for business users and knowledge workers in a variety of roles and fields who have competence in a desktop-based installation of the Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, or 2016 edition of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, and who are now extending Microsoft Office to a collaborative cloud-based Office 365 environment.


At Course Completion

In this course, you will build upon your knowledge of the Microsoft Office desktop application suite to work productively in the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 environment.

You will:

  • Sign in, navigate, and identify components of the Office 365 environment.
  • Create, edit, and share documents with team members using Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, and Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Collaborate and work with colleagues using the Team, Planner, and Yammer apps.
  • Use email and manage contacts with Outlook on the web.
  • Use instant messaging with Skype for Business.
  • Conduct online meetings with Skype for Business.


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Office 365

Topic A: Sign In to Office 365

Topic B: Navigate the Office 365 Environment

 Lesson 2: Collaborating with Shared Files

Topic A: Work with Shared Documents in SharePoint

 Topic B: Edit Documents in Office Online

 Topic C: Collaborate on the SharePoint Site

 Topic D: Work with OneDrive for Business and Delve

 Lesson 3: Using Productivity Apps

Topic A: Work with Productivity Apps in Combination

 Topic B: Broadcast Messages with Yammer

 Topic C: Collaborate with the Teams App

 Topic D: Manage Tasks with the Planner App

 Lesson 4: Using Outlook on the Web

Topic A: Send and Receive Email

 Topic B: Manage Contacts

 Topic C: Schedule Appointments

 Topic D: Personalize Outlook on the Web

 Lesson 5: Communicating with Skype for Business

Topic A: Overview of Skype for Business

 Topic B: Use Instant Messaging

 Topic C: Make Voice and Video Calls

 Lesson 6: Using Skype for Business Meetings

Topic A: Initiate Meetings

 Topic B: Use Meeting Controls and Options

 Topic C: Customize Skype for Business

 Appendix A: Interacting with Mobile Devices


To ensure your success, you will need to be familiar with the Windows operating system and a web browser. You also need competence in using the locally installed version of Microsoft® Outlook for email and calendaring, and should be familiar with at least one of the primary applications in the Microsoft Office suite (Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® PowerPoint®, and Microsoft® Excel®).

To meet these prerequisites, you can take any one or more of the following courses:

And any one or more of the following: