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Gannon and Microsoft 365 - New Features, New Tools, Same Office!

Reimagine the way you work, teach and learn with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.


About Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a bundle of services that included Office 365 and others like OneDrive and Teams available from any device or web browser.
 
  • Office 365 brings you the newest version of all Office apps (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) 
  • OneDrive cloud storage
  • Applications like TeamsTo Do, Planner, and more
  • Email Encryption and Sensitivity - Safely communicate sensitive information to non Gannon contacts. Details here
  • Check out this 365 video from Microsoft. (Video)
An introduction and benefits are listed here
 

Microsoft provides a full range of resources including guides and video tutorials that provide you with the most current information about all the 365 products available. 
 
  • Cheat Sheets Here 
  • Quick Start Guides Here
  • Full Tutorials and Guides Here  
Here are some sample topics: 

Powerpoint Icon PowerPoint Tutorials
Embedding Audio and Video:
 
 

Office:

Outlook Icon Outlook   Word Icon Word   Excel Icon Excel   Powerpoint Icon PowerPoint   OneNote Icon OneNote

Apps and Services:

See the source image OneDrive - OneDrive offers secure, cloud-based storage that lets you seamlessly collaborate and access files from anywhere in the world, at any time. With options to view files on both desktop and mobile, OneDrive helps you stay connected no matter where you are.

 ​​​​​​See the source image Teams - Teams provides a chat space for colleagues to share and discuss ideas both through threaded chats and integrated video and voice conversations. Working alongside other Office 365 applications, Teams can bring in documents or projects from other applications to be viewed and discussed. NOTE: There is no current plan to replace Zoom with Teams through next year. 

See the source image Forms - Easily collect data through surveys, quizzes, and polls using Forms. The application automatically generates graphs using responses and can be exported to Excel for more in-depth analysis.

See the source image Bookings - Bookings allows you to customize appointment details, booking requirements, and specify service providers to streamline the booking experience. Integration with staff’s Office calendar helps to quickly find available time to avoid double-booking, and an easy to navigate webpage lets your customers find and book appointments around the clock.

Image result for Microsoft whiteboard icon Whiteboard - Collaborate in real time, wherever you are Bring your team together on the same virtual canvas, around the world and across devices. Brainstorm simultaneously in the Whiteboard app or from your browser window.

Project and Planning Resources - When to use To Do, Lists, and Planner.  

See the source image To Do - Set yourself up for success with My Day, intelligent and personalized suggestions to update your daily to do list.

Image result for microsoft lists icon Lists - Build and share lists to help you track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory, and more.

See the source image Planner Planner lets teams manage projects by creating plans, organizing and assigning tasks, sharing files, and chatting with coworkers.
 

Support:

Have questions or problems?
 
  • Create a ticket with ITS here
  • Call: 814-871-7501
  • Microsoft Support Page here
  

"Bookings provided the Registrar’s office a creative way for our team to seamlessly set up meetings with students to provide the same quality service while considering everyone’s well-being during a global pandemic."

Zachary Hopkins
Registrar and Assistant Director for Research

"MS Teams has become an integral part of the COVID Response Team’s communication. We share highly confidential information through streamlined channels and are able to organize our materials more efficiently than through email. Teams has provided a mechanism to confidentially share information and receive the fastest response possible."

Ashley Caldwell
Honors Program Assistant and COVID Care Coordinator


Updated 8-18-2021