In this post from Leila Gharani, you’ll learn how to successfully teach online with Microsoft Teams. You’ll keep your students engaged and as teachers you can stay organized. Also if you’re thinking of taking your classes online, make sure you go through my list of important tips. The list of Teams tips is based on what I learnt teaching classes online. This will make distance learning more fun and easy to manage.

If you’re a teacher and you use Microsoft Teams for distance learning these tips will help you keep your students engaged and to stay organized.

Time Stamps

  • 00:00 Top Tips for Teaching Using Microsoft Teams
  • 00:34 Launch Polls from a Teams Meeting
  • 02:52 Use Together Mode in Microsoft Teams
  • 03:42 Disable Chat During a Teams Meeting
  • 04:37 Annotate Your Screen in Teams With ZoomIt
  • 06:30 Use 2 Devices to Check Student’s Experience
  • 07:29 Download the Attendance List in Teams
  • 08:02 Use the Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams
  • 09:01 Check Assignment Options in Teams
  • 11:24 Change Default Assignment Settings in Teams
  • 12:18 Hide Student Names for Anonymous Grading in Teams
  • 13:01 Wrap Up

Kevin Stratvert explains all about Microsoft 365.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription plan that includes the Microsoft Office suite (which includes apps like Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), 1 TB of additional OneDrive storage and access to OneDrive Personal Vault, and 60 minutes of Skype calls per month.

Leila Gharani shows us how to use Microsoft Power Automate to easily automate repetitive and boring tasks.

With Power Automate you create automated workflows that can be triggered based on an event, a schedule or manually triggered by you.
Not only does Power Automate save time, but it can generate reports that help you and your team be more productive and streamline business processes.

This Power Automate tutorial is great for beginners!

In this step-by-step tutorial, Kevin Stratvert demonstrates how you can use Microsoft Power Automate Desktop to automate repetitive and mundane tasks.

Free your team from mundane, time-consuming, repetitive tasks so they can focus on higher-value work with robotic process automation (RPA) in Power Automate which includes a new, easy-to-use, desktop version—Power Automate Desktop.

Jon Levesque Tech shows us Microsoft Lists and Power Automate & how to use a list to power your flow to build an automated set of follow up emails.

Content index:

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 03:03 – Looking at the scenario
  • 03:56 – Take a look at Microsoft Lists
  • 04:30 – New List Menu
  • 05:40 – Adding a column to a list
  • 06:15 – My list for this solution
  • 08:10 – The first flow
  • 11:25 – Testing the first flow
  • 12:26 – The second flow
  • 17:01 – Testing the second flow
  • 18:25 – Conclusion and wrap up

Microsoft Mechanics shares this working from home tip: how to change default Outlook meeting length in the desktop app to give others – and yourself – a little time between meetings.

By default, meetings in Outlook are set to 30 minutes, but did you know you can set them to end earlier – as a default when creating future meetings? You can; and we’ll show you how to end meetings 5 or more minutes early for everything you schedule in the future.

For more tips like this, check out the working remotely playlist at https://aka.ms/WFHMechanics

I’ve been a fan of OneNote since I was a Tablet PC MVP, which was quite a long time ago.

However, I never feel like I’m getting the maximum benefit from the tool.

Leila Gharani share her top OneNote productivity tips.

Most of us take notes in some way or another – on a piece of paper, in a notebook, or with some app. But are your notes always readily available when you need them? And more importantly, can you easily find a specific note you’re looking for?

I tried a lot of note-taking systems in the past and I can’t tell you how many great ideas were lost over the years because I just couldn’t find the piece of paper anymore, I scribbled some notes on. It wasn’t until I found a way to use Microsoft OneNote effectively that it changed for the better. Many people don’t know that OneNote is much more than just a digital notebook.

In this OneNote tutorial (in 2020), I explore how you can take full advantage of OneNote, and share my 5 personal OneNote tips and tricks on how you can become more organized.   

Time index:

  • 01:46 Use Hierarchies to Get Organized
  • 04:37 Use Tags to Find What You Need
  • 07:04 Capture Ideas Anywhere With Sticky Notes
  • 08:23 Extract Text From Images
  • 09:35 Focus With Immersive Reader
  • 11:04 Additional features in OneNote you may find helpful (Ink to Shape, Ink to Text, Ink to Math)