Collaborating with Microsoft Teams and Office 365

Microsoft Teams provides a central hub for teams to have conversations, meetings and share files. Teams makes it easy to communicate, you can chat through text, audio or video and on any device – computer, mobile or tablet. Collaboration is facilitated by the integration of Office 365 services – SharePoint Online, OneNote, Forms, Planner & more— are built-in, giving you access to files and tools in one place.

This course explores how Microsoft Teams and Office 365 can be used to improve communication and collaboration for your team - whether it is a project group, a student cohort or a group of colleagues.

Successful completion of the full course leads to the Digital Collaboration with Microsoft Teams and Office 365 digital badge and certificate.

Read on for full course details, or sign-up below


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Target Audience

This course is recommended for all Cardiff Met staff and students.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course, however you might want to explore some of the Office 365 apps that are available (such as Teams, OneNote and Yammer).

To access Office 365, visit portal.office.com and sign-in with your Cardiff Met Office 365 account: [staff number]@cardiffmet.ac.uk or [st student number]@outlook.cardiffmet.ac.uk.  E.g. sm12345@cardiffmet.ac.uk or st20191234@outlook.cardiffmet.ac.uk and your normal Cardiff Met password.

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Course Structure

Please note: There are two versions of this course​: a taster session and the full training course.


Taster Session

The taster session explains what Microsoft Teams and Office 365 are and how they can be useful to your team to improve communication and collaboration. The session suggests potential scenarios for using Teams and Office 365, such as for project teams, for teaching or for students to collaborate on assignments. Key features of the Teams software are introduced. The taster session lasts two hours.


Full Course

The full course explores Microsoft Teams and Office 365 in detail. Learners who sucessfully complete the full course will be able to work effectively as a member of a digital team and make full use of the communication and collaboration tools in Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

The full course consists primarily of two face-to-face training sessions, that are each 2-hours long.


Digital Badge Certification

The Digital Collaboration with Microsoft Teams and Office 365 badge

Successful completion of the full course leads to the Digital Collaboration with Microsoft Teams and Office 365 digital badge and certificate.

To complete the course and gain the digital badge, learners are required to complete the face-to-face training and pass a group assessment. The assessment requires that learners use Teams and Office 365 to collaborate on a series of tasks.

The specific skills learners develop are listed in the learning outcomes section towards the bottom of this page.

Estimated amount of learning time:

  • Classroom teaching:
    • Session I - 2 hours
    • Session II - 2 hours
  • Group assessment project: 1 - 2 hours
For a total of between 4 - 6 hours.


The digital badge is issued by Cardiff Metropolitan University through the Acclaim platform.

Earners of the digital badge are able to work effectively as a member of a digital team and make full use of the communication and collaboration tools in Microsoft Teams and Office 365. They have proven that they are able to: use a range of Teams features to communicate with colleagues, utilise SharePoint to share and manage documents, choose the most appropriate tool for different types of communication & incorporate Office 365 services such as OneNote and Planner into their digital collaboration practices.

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Specific Learning Outcomes

Taster session

On completion of the taster session trainees should be able to: 

  • Use the full range of Teams features to communicate with team members through text, video and audio meetings.
  • Create new Teams and understand the template options that are available.
  • Utilise Teams and SharePoint Online to access, store and upload shared documents, securely.
  • Use OneNote to create, organise and share notes between team members.
  • Identify the most appropriate communication tool (e.g. Teams, Yammer, email) for common situations.

Full Course

On completion of the full training course trainees should be able to:

  • Use the full range of Teams features to communicate with team members through text, video and audio meetings.
  • Create new Teams and understand the template options that are available.
  • Utilise Teams and SharePoint Online to access, store and upload shared documents, securely.
  • Use OneNote to create, organise and share notes between team members.
  • Identify the most appropriate communication tool (e.g. Teams, Yammer, email) for common situations.
  • Use Yammer to connect to your “outer loop” of contacts; to discuss ideas, initiatives and updates.
  • Make use of SharePoint Online features, such as real-time collaboration and version history to enhance the way documents are managed.
  • Identify the most appropriate document storage platform (e.g. OneDrive for Business, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online) for common situations.
  • Organise and search your Teams, conversations and documents.
  • Utilise other Office 365 "group-based" services that are available when using Teams - such as, Planner (project management), Forms (data capture) and Stream (video hosting).