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It is no longer news that COVID-19 has forced individuals and businesses to adapt to new ways of surviving. Remote working is the new culture Nigerians are imbibing over the past few weeks. Schools that need to resume activities are now at the point where they need to imbibe digital tools to connect teachers with students and facilitate virtual learning.
To this end, Microsoft is offering a version of its Office365 product suite called Office365 A1 to help schools adapt to the COVID-19 situation without affecting their learning schedules.
Office365 A1 is a cloud-hosted version and as such, you do not need to download any huge software at all.
It works on every major device and it is optimized for everyone within your school environment.
Below are some of the most important values you can get from Office365 A1 for your school.
What is the value for students and teachers?
Enable students to work on documents together in real-time like they are in class, autosaving, and sharing easily through popular Microsoft web apps; Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Students can have access to email with Outlook for the web and a 50 GB mailbox which facilitates quick and instant communication.
Leverage Microsoft Teams, a digital hub that integrates the conversations, calls, content, and apps your school needs to be more collaborative and engaged.
Improve learning outcomes with built-in accessibility features and Learning Tools that support reading, writing, math, and communication.
Stay organized with OneNote, a digital notebook.
Stay connected with Class Teams and OneNote Notebooks.
Take authentic class tests or assessments with Forms.
Enable digital storytelling with Sway.
Never run out of space with unlimited personal cloud storage
What is the value for faculty and staff?
Inform and engage with communication sites and team sites throughout your intranet using SharePoint.
Support compliance with solutions from the unified eDiscovery center.
Stay protected with rights management, data loss prevention, and encryption.
Create, manage, and share videos securely across your school with enterprise video service.
Develop apps without writing code to extend business data quickly with custom web and mobile apps.
Utilize workflow automation across apps and services to automate business processes without writing code.