Microsoft Office 365 Tools

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Do more with the tool you already know. Discover and connect to data, model and analyze it, and visualize insights. With Excel for the web running in your web browser, you can: share your workbook with others and collaborate on the same file at the same time, add tables and charts to make your data visual, create a survey, filter a table, and/or use AutoSum to quickly add totals.


Create surveys, quizzes, and polls in minutes. Then share them quickly with your audience via URL or QR code.

Organize the results in familiar spreadsheets and workbooks, with all changes saved automatically. Create modern visuals that turn numbers into valuable insights. Work together in real time knowing that everyone is on the same page.

Visit our Forms Resource Page


Store and organize all your data in one centralized location, accessible from any internet connected device.

OneDrive connects you to all your files in Office 365 so you can share and work together from anywhere while protecting your work.

Visit our OneDrive Resource Page


Capture notes by typing, drawing, or writing.

OneNote lets you organize and reuse your notes across all your devices. You can use OneNote to organize lesson plans in searchable digital notebooks, and staff can create a sharable content library. Encourage students to handwrite notes and sketch diagrams.


Planner makes it easy for your team (or students) to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress. This tool is ideal for fostering group collaboration skills.


Turn your ideas into compelling presentations using professional-looking templates. Use animations, transitions, photos, and online videos to tell one-of-a-kind stories. Coauthor team presentations at the same time, from anywhere.

Visit our Powerpoint Resource Page


Share videos of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos with students, faculty, and staff of Durham College.

Visit our Microsoft Stream Resource Page


Create and share engaging interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Sway does the design work for you.

Visit our Microsoft Sway Resource Page


A powerful hub for teamwork that brings together chat, video calling, files, and apps into a shared workspace. Use Teams as a component of group assignments; distributing templates, fostering group collaboration skills, and providing formative feedback. Teams can also be leveraged to support program teams, communities of practice, or virtual office hours.

Visit our Microsoft Teams Resources and Setup Page


Craft great-looking resumes, newsletters, and documents while inviting others to review and coauthor in real time. Plus, access free templates, formatting tools for APA, MLA, and Chicago style, and add functionality with free add-ins.

Microsoft Translator

The Microsoft Translator Conversations tool is a free translation and transcription service that allows spoken audio to be displayed as text in real-time. This ensures accessibility for all.

Visit our Microsoft Translator Page


Flipgrid enables teachers and students to create a web - or grid - of video discussions. Educators pose questions or prompts, and students can respond, both to the teacher and to each other. Grids can be kept visible only to class members or made public.

Visit our FlipGrid Page