Course Length: 1 day


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.

Course Objectives:

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.


To ensure your success, you will need to be familiar with the Windows operating system and a web browser.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Office 365

Lesson 2: Collaborating with Shared Files

Lesson 3: Using Productivity Apps

Lesson 4: Using Outlook on the Web


Lesson 5: Communicating with Skype for Business

Lesson 6: Using Skype for Business Meetings