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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 each class and look for ways to develop your tech skills.
Use tools to help with file management, get to know different media types, and Office tools.
Keep notes as you work in a single place.
Organize your work files in one digital drive that you can access anywhere.
Create folders and name them so you can easily find your files.