Quickly adapt school systems to distance learning with resources from Microsoft Education. While there’s no equal to the physical classroom and in-person connections between educators and students, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, and other app experiences like Flipgrid can enable online connections and key learning outcomes when the physical classroom isn’t an option.
Office 365 and Teams can help bridge the communication gap between educators, students, parents, and guardians by enabling virtual classes and access to assignments using at-home devices. We’ve designed a three-phase approach for school leaders and IT Admins to help schools shift to this secure and inclusive online environment that protects the data of the entire school community.
Already have Office 365 provisioned? Skip Step 2 within Phase 1.
Download a PowerPoint template outlining these steps. Adapt as needed.
Step 1: Establish a core team of educator leaders to determine a timeline and current needs.
Step 2: Set up Office 365 and Microsoft Teams.
Step 3: Establish communication cadence with students, parents, and guardians.
Step 4: Create staff teams and deliver Teams training.
Step 5: Educators can set up and structure their class teams.
Step 6: Prepare students and families with resources on Office 365 and Teams.
Step 7: Establish schedules and online community spaces.
Step 8: Add actionable data views to class teams.
Step 9: Ongoing professional development, collaboration, and other training
As you develop your distance learning strategy and adopt Office 365, you can find support and quick answers for all education apps at support.office.com/education.