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.
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.
- 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: