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Office 365: Overview of Microsoft Office 365 Suite

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Office 365: Overview of Microsoft Office 365 Suite

This KnowledgeBase article will discuss the Microsoft Office 365 online applications available to you. You can download the desktop versions of these applications for free. You can also visit our KnowledgeBase Microsoft Office Folder for even more resources and guides on the Microsoft Office Suite.

You can access the suite at https://portal.office.com/Home or by selecting the Office 365 icon in your MyMC3 space and selecting the "Install Office" drop down available at the top right of the screen. 

Outlook - College Email

Outlook online logo

Outlook provides access to your email and calendar. You may choose to install Outlook to your desktop or use the web-based client. 

 

Outlook is critical to your success as a member of the Montgomery County Community College community because it is where all official College communications and course communications are sent. You are also expected to communicate with the College community through your assigned College email address.  

Resources:

Microsoft Outlook (Office 365): Overview and Usage

 

OneDrive - Web-based File Storage

OneDrive Logo

OneDrive provides a space for you to store, organize, and share files with easy access from any web browser. OneDrive replaces the need to carry around a flash drive to store your files.  

 

You can invite others to view or edit your files to provide top level collaboration. OneDrive can sync with your computer to ensure your files are always backed up and available to you wherever there is an internet connection.  

Resources:

OneDrive for Business (Office 365): Overview and Usage

Word - Web-based Word Processing

Microsoft Word online logo

Word online provides document creation and editing tools. Most of the features you see in the desktop version are available in the online version.  

 

Any Word online files created are automatically stored in your OneDrive for easy access at any time. 

Resources:

Word (Office 365): Overview and Usage

Making your Word documents accessible to people with disabilities

Excel - Web-based Data Processing

Microsoft Excel online logo  

Excel online is a spreadsheet and data analysis tool. Excel may be used at a basic level to keep track of important information or an advanced level to track data and create visual charts and graphs. Most of the features you see in the desktop version are available in the online version. 

 

Any Excel online files created are automatically stored in your OneDrive for easy access at any time. 

Resources:

Excel (Office 365): Overview and Usage

Make your Excel documents accessible for people with disabilities

PowerPoint - Web-based Presentations 

Microsoft PowerPoint online logo

PowerPoint online allows you to create and edit dynamic presentations that can be recorded. Most of the features you see in the desktop version are available in the online version. 

 

Any PowerPoint online files created are automatically stored in your OneDrive for easy access at any time. 

Resources:
PowerPoint (Office 365): Overview and Usage
Making your PowerPoints accessible for people with disabilities

OneNote - Web-Based Notebook

Microsoft OneNote online logo

OneNote is an online note-taking tool that can help you capture, annotate, and organize your notes. Access notes online at any time with an internet connection.  

 

Any OneNote notebooks created are automatically stored in your OneDrive for easy access at any time. 

Resources:

 OneNote (Office 365): Overview and Usage

 Teams - Web-Based Group Collaboration 

Microsoft Teams online logo

Teams is an online collaboration space that allows you to manage discussions and files in one location.  

 

Avoid unnecessary emails by capturing all your conversations and project progress in one convenient space.  

Resources:

Microsoft Teams: Overview and Usage

 

Sway - Web-Based Presentations 

Microsoft Sway online logo Sway, while like PowerPoint, is an interactive digital storytelling application that allows you to create presentations, reports, newsletters, and more in an engaging and fun way.  

Resources:

Sway: Overview and Usage

General Resources:

Office 365 Cheat Sheets

Office Quick Start Guides

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