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Category: Office 365

Embedding Slideshows from Office 365 into DX

Teachers use a lot of Powerpoints. And most of those Powerpoints, for us here at ISB, are stored in Office 365/Sharepoint Online. So how can you give access to those Powerpoints to your students in DX without making them download the file? How do you help the students find the resources that they need easily? The answer: Embed them into your unit pages!

  1. Make sure your powerpoint is stored in a folder that has “granted access” to view for everyone except external users. (Note: you could just make this file available to your specific students, but then you need to make sure you do this for every file that you want to embed. By changing this permission at the folder level, anything you add to that folder will be able to embedded easily.)
  2. Open up the PPT and copy the embed code (use ⌘+ C).

  3. In DX, on the materials page add a “link/embed” block and paste (⌘+V) it in. Resize and reposition it as you need.
  4. When the student views the page, it may say that they need to sign in to Office 365. They just need to click the “Sign In” button since we use Office 365 to log in to DX anyway… it will then show.
BTW, this works with other Office Online docs like Word and Excel too…

Scheduling a meeting in Outlook

In last Monday’s TLT, Bec and Clint showed us how to use Scheduling Assistant in Outlook to book a meeting. It is still a bit tricky when making a time with teachers, as class times do not currently feature in calendars, however, this is our recommended method for making a time to meet with specialists… such as Bec and I!

Sam

OneNote Class Notebooks

OneNote Class Notebooks are a great way to distribute shared resources to a whole class of students and oversee/feedback to individual and group responses. Over the coming weeks we will be building more resources that document the specific ways different teachers are using Class Notebooks. It is quite easy to set up and explore, even if you are not quite sure on the degree to which you want to use the tool. If you are interested in setting up a Class Notebook, take a look at the video below and if you would like an Ed Tech Facilitator to run a demonstration 1-1, in a team meeting, or with your class, please be in touch.

Sam

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