Get the system ready
Before school starts, make sure your systems are prepared for creating, distributing, and storing your class materials. Update your programs, create groups and folders to share and store resources in, and more.
Check with your IT admin support and leadership to confirm all your Microsoft 365 programs are up to date. This will prevent potential technical issues or confusion you might encounter by trying to use and find features in older versions of M365 programs.
Microsoft tools and resources offer countless ways to build and organize your future class structures. Check out these blended approaches for a modern learning environment, then get started!
Set up files, channels, tabs, and OneNote Class Notebook with instructional materials for students
Organize OneNoteand Class Notebook using best practices to work offline, as well as collaboratively online.
Organize and set up Microsoft Whiteboards that can be used to structure class materials.
Check in with the leadership team, colleagues, and internal teams to set up or add Microsoft Teams for Education to collaborate, communicate, and share files.
Create a Microsoft Edge profile to start building a collection of educational resources.
Create SharePoint pages to add as a home tab in class teams to share materials, content, and supplemental resources.
Learn safety guidelines
Review any safety and compliance policies by your institution or governing agencies that apply to working online with students and other faculty.