4 tips for teachers who use Office 365 for schools


In one of the previous articles I have already studied what tools are provided by Office 365 for students and teachers. Here are 4 more awesome cloud features that will take your studying process to the new level. I’d like to pay specific attention to archiving Office 365 as it is closely related to your online data security.

Tip #1. Drag-and-drop with OneDrive Pro

Uploading new files to the Internet used to be a total nightmare before. You have to click the “browse” button, then endlessly search through the folders to find the file you need. If you needed to upload several files at once, you had to do all this over and over again.

With Office 365 OneDrive all you need to do is to ‘drag-n-drop’ the files from your local folder to the online storage. With 1Tb of free storage that OneDrive gives to schools and universities you can keep all your files online.

Tip #2. Use Lync Online Web scheduler to arrange meetings

Scheduling meetings online has become so easy with Lync Online Web scheduler. You can share the meeting with your colleagues or student’s parents if you want to talk to them online. You can make other participants presenters and give them a word.

Tip #3. Office 365 offline.

If you live in the region where Internet connection troubles are not a rarity you may need to get access to your cloud data when the Internet is off. You can use Office 365 offline just like you do in the cloud online. All the changes you apply to the files will be sent to the cloud just as soon as the Internet is back.

Tip #4. Archiving Office 365.

If you run out of space provided by Office you will simply be not able to create new files and receive new emails. In order to prevent such a situation you can perform Office 365 archiving with third-party applications like Upsafe. The software will archive your online files to another cloud. You will be able to clear them off your main account and still have access to reserve copies.