Introduction to MS Office 365 including OneDrive

Has your organisation recently started to use Microsoft 365? Perhaps you've had it for some time, but haven't had a chance to get to know its features. Or perhaps you just started working for an organisation that uses 365, but you've never experienced it before.

Whatever the case, this course will help you get to grips with the Cloud and collaborative working, using OneDrive and Office 365. We aim to combine technical training with exercises around smarter working and the sorts of behaviour changes that can be prompted by new tools. This course will help you find your way around the online features.

Please note that we will be using Microsoft 365 for Business and not the standard Home version of Microsoft Office.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

  • Public Sector Price

  • Charity Price

  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    0.5 day
  • Class size

    8 approx.
  • Location

  • Requirements

    Learners will need to be confident using a keyboard and mouse. They should already be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Course Overview

This is a half-day course delivered as Live Online Interactive Learning via GoToTraining. It consists of two 90-minute sessions with independent work and breaks in-between. Please ensure you block out time in your diary to get the most out your learning.

Course timetable

Introduction to Office 365 and the Cloud

  • What is the Cloud?
  • Accessing the Portal
  • Understanding the tools available
  • Navigating the Home Screen

Getting started with OneDrive 

  • What is OneDrive for Business?
  • Navigating around the OneDrive Screen
  • Saving and accessing content in OneDrive
  • Synchronisation using OneDrive
  • File Sharing

Working with Web Apps

Word Online:

  • Desktop App vs Word Online (What’s different?
  • Expand the Ribbon
  • Compact the Ribbon
  • Headers and Footers
  • Track Changes
  • Find & Reuse Files
  • Dictating to Word
  • Designer
  • Co-Authoring

Excel Online:

  • Desktop App vs Excel Online (What’s different?)
  • Inserting Functions
  • Filtering
  • Sheet Views
  • Co-Authoring
  • Show Changes

PowerPoint Online:

  • Desktop App vs PowerPoint Online (What’s different?)
  • Simplified and Classic ribbon
  • Limitations of Copy Paste between web apps

Outlook Online:

  • Desktop App vs Outlook Online (What’s different?)
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Delaying Delivery
  • Formatting messages
  • Using @Mentions
  • Calendar Settings

We also offer sessions on OneNote, Yammer, and other tools available in the Microsoft 365 suite. These would be part of a customised course – just get in touch and we can discuss options. We also offer SharePoint training that can support your staff if you are implementing a SharePoint rollout – please see our in-depth two-day SharePoint Essentials course.

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

Find out more

What's it like to learn online with Happy?

In this short video, Rachael explains how Happy makes our Live Online Learning IT programmes just as interactive and engaging as our classroom sessions.

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Introduction to MS Office 365 including OneDrive
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course will run remotely for a half-day consisting of two 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

You will need to ensure you have the relevant software installed prior to starting your course, or you may not be able to join the event. In this case you may need to attend on another date and may be subject to our standard Terms and Conditions.

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

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Did you know...

...every organisation implements 365 slightly differently?

Happy are experienced at 365 rollouts and we can create learning programmes that will help your teams work effectively and make the most of the new tools available. Please contact us to discuss a customised course.

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