Office 365, the world’s most popular productivity solution, has been integrated with popular educational open source software such as Moodle and Open edX. Office’s open REST APIs make it possible for teachers and students to take advantage of Office’s rich authoring capabilities to create content, submit assignments, provide feedback, and manage class schedules, all within a single sign-on (SSO) experience enabled by Azure Active Directory.
When Microsoft launched Skype for Business earlier this year, we said we’d deliver new Skype for Business voice and meetings capabilities in Office 365 that will enhance the existing Skype for Business experience, and allow us to offer a complete, enterprise-grade communications solution at global scale as part of Office 365. We’re pleased to announce technical previews starting today: Skype Meeting Broadcast, PSTN Conferencing and Cloud PBX with PSTN Calling.
Today, we are delighted to announce that OneNote Class Notebook support for the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard is now available for public preview. This means that instructors will be able to use OneNote Class Notebooks with any LTI-compliant Learning Management System (LMS). This integration streamlines the notebook creation process even further, and makes the Class Notebook easily accessible alongside other learning materials within the LMS.
Mystery Skype can bring this atmosphere to the classroom—a classroom that can include any age group, culture, race and country across the world. A wonderful and impressive resource is now available to document the skills and knowledge required and gained when using Mystery Skype in the classroom. Mystery Skype OneNote Notebook is now available for use on this brand new website: mysteryskypeonenote.com.
Today Angela Maiers and Choose2Matter, Inc. announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft to bring authentic, passion-driven learning to classrooms and communities around the world. Microsoft is excited to help accelerate Angela Maiers’ work to advance passion-based learning in schools and to celebrate the unique genius of every individual has had a profoundly positive impact on so many students and educators.
Sway Preview began by ensuring that anybody could create and share polished, interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more by using Sway’s rich web experience in any modern browser. Today we’re excited to share more news and a roadmap for Sway native apps on more platforms and devices.
Today we’re announcing the general availability of the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phone. These join our previously released Office apps for Android tablets to complete the Office experience for the millions of Android users around the world. Download Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your Android phone today to get started.
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) support for Office Mix and the addition of Microsoft to the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Contributing Member. In this role, Microsoft represents the needs of our users as we participate in future standards development work.
Certiport provides teachers an opportunity to prove mastery of OneNote by offering their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) OneNote certification. According the blog by Certiport last week, “Microsoft certifications are valuable credentials to increase competence, productivity and credibility, while preparing teachers for success in the classroom.” The OneNote team is dedicated to furthering these goals by providing training and certification complimentary at the upcoming ISTE 2015 conference.