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Virtual Service Week is Here!


Virtual Service Week runs from today, April 19 to Sunday, April 25. Each day of the week will feature community partner spotlights, service challenges, advocacy activities and donation suggestions based on select themes.

Check out the website to see what activities are happening. In-person service activities are scheduled for Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25.  Please register on our site and participate!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute

Introduction to Microsoft365 and OneDrive

Those using Google Drive to create and share documents and files will be right at home using Microsoft365 to compete similar tasks.

Microsoft365 (MS365) is a powerful service by Microsoft that Canisius College faculty, staff and students have access to. It includes Office365 (web-based, online Microsoft Office and other programs) and OneDrive (cloud-based storage with some Office365 integration).

MS365 is accessible to students and useful for those who primarily use Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. As noted before, MS365 allows access to online versions of these products. The online versions are hardly different from the ones located on the Desktop version.

Another useful tip is to use PowerPoint to record audio or video. Record right on the Office365 version or upload the PowerPoint to Office365 and share it with students without losing recordings. There are many other tools to integrate into courses to make them more interactive for students.

If you are interested in an introduction to and navigating around MS365, view this following video.

For an introduction to OneDrive, view this video.

For tutorials and resources on MS365, click here.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist, COLI