Course Length: 1 day

This course builds on your foundational knowledge of the Microsoft® 365 core apps and takes a deeper look at some of the productivity apps beyond Microsoft Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint®. Knowing that productivity often begins with assembling the right people, this course starts with the Teams® app that is used to collaborate on shared files and conduct online meetings. The connection between Planner and Teams is established to keep the group's work on schedule. The Forms app is introduced as a tool for collecting information that can be used to help determine your next course of action. The apps designed to handle media assets are introduced: Stream to manage video resources and Sway® to create digital stories. Finally, the power of automating your work processes is introduced in Power Automate, with students using the built-in templates as a starting point. For those interested in the Power BI® and Power Apps® features, a brief overview of these apps is included in an appendix.

Important Note About Prerequisite Course: This course is designed to be the second course in a series. The first course is Microsoft® 365 Office for the Web (with Teams®). It is highly recommended that you take the prerequisite course before taking this one.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will use the Microsoft 365 productivity apps to work collaboratively with others.

You will:

  • Identify the Microsoft 365 apps.
  • Create a team and conduct online meetings with Microsoft Teams.
  • Create a plan and manage team activities with Planner.
  • Use Forms to create a form and collect responses.
  • Post, organize, and view videos in Stream.
  • Use Sway to create digital stories and content.
  • Automate your workflow by connecting apps with Power Automate.

Target Student:

This course is designed for knowledge workers in a variety of professional situations and fields who have been introduced to the Microsoft 365 Office for the Web productivity apps and want to explore and use the other apps that include Teams, Planner, Forms, Stream, Sway, and Power Automate to collaborate, communicate, and share resources with members of their organizations.


To ensure your success, you will need to be familiar with the Windows® operating system and a web browser. You also need to have a basic understanding and experience working with the core Office for the Web applications, including Outlook® on the Web, SharePoint®, and OneDrive®.

To meet these prerequisites, you can take:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Overview of the Microsoft 365 Apps

Topic A: Navigate the Microsoft 365 Environment

Topic B: Identify How the Microsoft 365 Apps Work Together

Lesson 2: Collaborating with Microsoft Teams

Topic A: Navigate the Teams Interface

Topic B: Create a Team

Topic C: Meet in Microsoft Teams

Lesson 3: Managing Activities with Planner

Topic A: Navigate the Planner Interface

Topic B: Create a Plan

Lesson 4: Gathering Information with Forms

Topic A: Create a Form

Topic B: Share Forms and Collect Responses

Lesson 5: Managing Video Resources with Stream

Topic A: Navigate the Stream Interface

Topic B: Post and Organize Videos in Stream

Lesson 6: Using Sway to Create Digital Stories

Topic A: Navigate the Sway Interface

Topic B: Create a Sway

Lesson 7: Automating Your Work with Power Automate

Topic A: Navigate the Power Automate Interface

Topic B: Create and Share a Flow


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