University of Houston-Victoria

Information Technology

Office 365 Product Information

Office 365

Class Notebook – This product functions like OneNote, but targeted more towards faculty. Class Notebooks make it possible to have a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities. Your lesson plans and course content can be organized within your own digital notebook and shared with your students.
 
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Tutorial for Creating and Using Class Notebook 

Forms Allows you to quickly and easily create custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more. You can invite others to respond to your created and you can view results using built-in analytic tools. You can also export the results to Excel for additional analysis in tools such as SPSS.  

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Newsfeed – Newsfeed works in conjunction with SharePoint where social interactions can be summarized. Community conversations and micro blogs can put this social information in one easy to navigate location. The Newsfeed can be used to post news and information and even collaborate with others.

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OneDrive for Business – This product provides space in the cloud where you can store, share and sync your work files. You can update and share your files from any device with OneDrive for Business and even simultaneously edit and collaborate on Office documents with other users. 

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OneDrive for Business Frequently Asked Questions

OneDrive for Business Usage Guide

OneNote – Intended for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. Allows you to gather notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries into ‘pages’ organized into ‘sections’ within ‘notebooks’. OneNote notebooks can also be shared with other OneNote users. 

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Planner** This product allows you to create task or job related plans that help you to organize and assign tasks, share files and get updates on the progress through a particular plan. Within a particular plan you can attach files to tasks and even collaborate with others on those files. 

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Getting Started with Microsoft Planner 

**Due to some ‘behind-the-scenes’ actions that occur when a new Plan is created, Technology has currently restricted the creation of new Plans to a small and select group. If you wish to be able to create plans, or if you want Information Technology to create one for you and others to use, please email your request to Application Services.  

SharePoint OnlineSharePoint is used to create websites where workgroups can store, organize, share and access information relevant to a particular job or task. The SharePoint Online product gives you the same abilities that an on-premises SharePoint server does, only it is cloud-based. 

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What is SharePoint? 

Getting Started with SharePoint Online** 

**Information Technology staff handles the creation of SharePoint (on premises) and SharePoint Online sites. Please email to inquire about setting up a SharePoint site. 

Skype For Business - lets you connect with colleagues at UHV and other UH Campuses. Please note that Skype for Business may not yet be deployed at all UH campuses.  With Skype for Business you can start conversations with IM, voice or video, join a meeting with one click, see when your contacts are available online, in a meeting or presenting and present your screen during meetings or give control to others.

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Video Tutorial for Skype for Business

Sway – A creative and interactive way to share reports, presentations, newsletters and personal stories.

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Example of Sway Creation

Video This product allows for a place where you can view, store or share videos. 

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Introduction to Office 365 Video 

Word, PowerPoint, Excel - These Office 365 products are online versions of the applications that run locally on your work or personal devices. The functionality is the same and files created and edited within them are automatically saved onto your OneDrive for Business unless you specify an alternate save location. 

Yammer Yammer is a private, secure social network that allows people to collaborate securely across departments. It helps to communicate company-wide information and to increase team efficiency.

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Most importantly, you can access any of these products anywhere that has an Internet connection. 

You can login with your UHV username and password to access Microsoft Office 365 and its associated products from the following website: http://office.uhv.edu  

Need more information?

Microsoft Office Training Center

OneDrive for Business

Office 365 for Home Use