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