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Remote learning with Office 365 for students

Whether you're learning at home for long periods of time or just outside of class, access Office 365 for free, stay connected, and learn in a way that's right for you.

Get set up

Students at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free. That means access to apps like Word, PowerPoint, and Teams from any web browser. Plus, all the work you create will automatically be saved and backed up in the cloud.

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Work together as a class or group

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. If your classes are using Teams, you’ll be able to connect with your classmates, ask your teacher questions, work on your homework, and track the work you've got coming up. Not part of any teams yet? No problem! You can create your own to work on group projects and keep in touch from your computer or phone.

  • Join virtual meetings set up by your teacher and even blur your background.

  • Follow best practices if you have low internet bandwidth.

Download Teams for desktop or mobile | Collaborate in a class | Create a team for group work | Meetings in Teams | Turn on background blur

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Stay organized and on top of your assignments

Use Teams to organize your files and group work. See work you’ve been assigned, work on it, turn it in, and see your grades without leaving Microsoft Teams.

Navigate your assignments | Turn in an assignment | View grades | Teams on mobile

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Manage your time while using remote learning tools.

Time management 

Manage your schedule to stay on top of everything.

  • Set out a timetable for your schoolwork each week.

  • Block out time to read class materials, join class calls, and work offline.

  • Use a timeline to work toward exams and projects.

  • Build out a calendar with reminders.

Ask for help and communicate with peers.

Communication

Don't be shy! Ask for help when you need it and stay connected to teachers and classmates online.

  • Check in with your teacher during the week.

  • Ask early when you have questions so your teacher has time to respond.

  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with teachers and peers.

Create effective study habits.

Study habits

Set up a pleasant workspace to study, complete your assignments, and keep a schedule. 

  • Arrange a distraction-free space with the right furniture, lighting, power, and supplies.

  • Use headphones to help with focus.

  • Keep passwords and contacts for teachers and IT support handy.

Find motivation for online learning.

Motivation

Focus on your goals and set yourself up for success. 

  • Turn off emails, messages, and notifications during focused work sessions.

  • Give yourself short breaks every 30-40 minutes and take a stretch or walking break every hour.

Balance class time.

Academics

Balance each class and look for ways to develop your tech skills. 

Use technology to help you learn.

Technology

Use tools to help with file management, get to know different media types, and Office tools. 

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