Microsoft Modern Workplace

Microsoft Modern Workplace

Microsoft Modern Workplace offers a suite of digitial tools that can be used by all University staff. These include familiar apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as a host of other tools which may be less familiar to you. These can assist you with a variety of tasks including scheduling, time management, notetaking, workflow management and more.

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Making Microsoft Modern Workplace work for you

To help you get the most out of these Microsoft tools, the Digital Skills Team has developed Making Microsoft Modern Workplace Work for You - a programme of online workshops and accompanying resources which you can refer to whenever you need.

Resources on Teams

You can access the resources, discussion space, and workshop schedule via the Making Microsoft Modern Workplace Work for You Teams channel. To join the channel, open the Microsoft Teams app, go to the 'Teams' view, and click on the 'Join or create team' button on the top right of your screen. This should give you an option to join a team with a code. Enter code 3jlnqhm to join.

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You can sign up for our workshops via the Course Booking system. All our workshops will be delivered online by the Digital Skills Team and will include demonstrations, discussion and time for questions.

  1. Making Microsoft Modern Workplace work for you - 10:00-11:00, 31 January 2024
  2. Digital wellbeing: managing your digital interactions - 14:00-15:00, 1 February 2024
  3. Digital working day: smart use of Outlook Calendar - 10:00-11:00, 7 February 2024
  4. Effective email: taking control of your Outlook Inbox - 14:00-15:00, 8 February 2024
  5. Time to meet: scheduling meetings with Scheduling Polls and Bookings - 10:00-11:00, 14 February 2024
  6. Digital notetaking: organise, search and share your notes with OneNote - 14:00-15:00, 15 February 2024
  7. Digital Insights: understanding your habits with Viva Insights - 10:00-11:00, 21 February 2024
  8. Creating a digital culture: collaboratively integrating technologies to enhance teamwork - 14:00-15:00, 22 February 2024
  9. Working Collaboratively: effective collaboration and teamwork with Microsoft Teams - 10:00-11:00, 28 February 2024
  10. Collaborative documents: commenting, reviewing and version control in Microsoft Word - 14:00-15:00, 29 February 2024
  11. Smart Workload Management: with Loop components and Microsoft Planner for agendas, tasks and actions - 10:00-11:00, 6 March 2024
  12. Interactive Meetings: creatively collaborate and capture ideas with Microsoft Whiteboard - 14:00-15:00, 7 March 2024
  13. Organising information: finding, sharing and accessing files on OneNote, Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint - 10:00-11:00, 13 March 2024
  14. Top Tips for making Microsoft Modern Workplace work for you - 14:00-15:00, 14 March 2024