Today we are taking a big step forward for Mac users—Office 2016 for Mac is now available in 139 countries and 16 languages. Based on feedback from the great Mac Office community, we’ve made major updates to each of the apps, and we couldn’t be more pleased to deliver it first to our Office 365 customers.
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.
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.
Last month, we announced the summer rollout of a number of top requested features for OneNote to Office 365 customers. That’s why today we put the OneNote Class Notebook app in the My Apps page for every teacher with Office 365 Education in the U.S. and made it accessible to them via a simple link with additional resources at onenote.com/classnotebook.
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.
Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled Surface Hub, a new large-screen collaboration device that harnesses the power of Windows 10, Skype for Business, Office, OneNote and Windows universal apps to deliver a new kind of productivity experience for groups. Today, the Surface Hub team announced more details on how Surface Hub will come to market, including pricing and market availability.