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Training for Office 365


Training sessions for Office 365 are offered on a regular basis throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions take place in the basement of the Bulger Communications Center, room 122. Please register for all training at the Cyberquad Workshop Registration System.


If your office or department is in need of training at a time outside of the scheduled sessions, please contact Todd Benzin in Instructional Design & Training at 878-4538.


Currently offered workshops include:


What is Office 365?

  • This session will provide an introduction to the basic features and benefits of Office 365, Buffalo State's new email and calendar solution for faculty and staff.  Frequently asked questions will be addressed, as well as training opportunities and resources. Time will be allotted for questions from participants.


What's new in Mail and Calendar – Office 365

  • This session will provide an overview of the new features in Mail, Calendar, and People in Office 365.  Emphasis will be put on the differences between desktop, online, and mobile versions.


Microsoft Office in the Cloud (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive)

  • This session will outline the features in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel online, as well as OneDrive in Office 365.  New features will be emphasized, as well as where users can look for more information and support.


Delving Deeper into Office 365 (OneNote, Delve, Yammer)

  • This session will take a closer look at some of the applications in Office 365 you may not be familiar with. OneNote (a digital notebook), Delve (a sort of search engine within Office 365 for people, documents, and more), and Yammer (an "enterprise social networking service" for Buffalo State faculty and staff) will be discussed.


Office 365 Groups

  • Get to know the features available when creating a Group within Office 365: a distribution list but also includes a shared Inbox for group email communication, Calendar for scheduling group meetings and events, Library for storing and working on group files and folders, OneNote notebook for taking project and meeting notes, and Planning tool for organizing and assigning tasks and getting updates on project progress.


Several training materials for Office 365 are also available online:

Office 365



OneNote 2013

Word 2013

PowerPoint 2013

Excel 2013

Groups in Office 365


If you interested in earning certificates and badges for training directly from Microsoft,
create a free account with the Educator Community.
Courses include:

  • Teacher Academy Office 365
  • Teacher Academy OneNote
  • Teacher Academy OneDrive/Office Online
  • Microsoft in Education
  • And many more!


Have a suggestion for training you’d like to see?  Please contact the Instructional Design & Training Team!

If you‘d like more information about Office 365, be sure to check out the “Learn your Way Around Office 365” article from Microsoft. It gives a great overview of Office 365 and all of its features.


You can also visit Microsoft’s Office Training Center for more help and training.

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