Office 365

Training classes are offered on various Office 365 topics, including Office 365 Introduction, Microsoft Teams, and How to Manage Your Files.  If you are interested in attending our training, please visit the Training Enrollment System to view the current list of classes and sign up.

We would also be happy to schedule a training session for only your group and/or in your school/department, so please email us!

Microsoft Office 365 — work anywhere, anytime. Office 365 is ready when you are.

Office 365 includes a reliability guarantee of 99.9 percent uptime. Permissions and access control are handled by campus administrators using tools supplied by Active Directory. All Office 365 accounts include five layers of security and proactive monitoring to help safeguard your data. Microsoft Office 365 lets you create, edit, and share from your PC/Mac with anyone in real time.

New to Office 365 and OneDrive? View these three introductory videos to get started!

Want to learn the difference between SharePoint vs. Teams?


Cloud-based storage for UMB-related files. OneDrive is HIPAA and FERPA compliant.

SharePoint Collaborative tool used to share documents, calendars, lists, forms, and content for a group (school, department, faculty/staff, researchers, students, project, class, etc.). Permissions can be defined at a site and/or document library level.
‌‌Teams Chat-based workspace that integrates people, content, and tools; can be used for team of individuals that want to track all conversations and office 365 documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve) for a project and/or department in general.
Skype for Business Online video conferencing tool for up to 250 people; can be used to have mobile meetings, share documents, and/or screen sharing content on desktops
Shifts Shifts lets Firstline Workers and their managers use their mobile devices to manage schedules and keep in touch
Flow tool to create workflow(s) for an application or between several applications (additional license needed)
Forms Simple, lightweight application that lets you easily create forms, surveys, quizzes, and polls
Exchange Online Provides email delivery & anti-spam/virus protection, appointment calendar, contact storage, and task management services.  Web browser access available using Outlook on the web.
‌‌Word Word processing — create/modify documents
Excel Spreadsheet — data analysis
Outlook Email and appointment calendar (Not available for students who have GAE accounts)
PowerPoint Presentations using slides and/or animation or video

Digital notebook for capturing, storing and sharing information on any device

  • Type, write, or draw with free form feel of pen to paper
  • Search and clip from web to picture ideas
  • Collaborate with others and sync to anywhere
Stylus or fingertip can be used; handwritten notes can be converted to typed text and content can be highlighted and include colors/shapes.

Formal presentations that produce professional-looking newsletters, brochures, and booklets.  For additional information and help, visit Microsoft Publisher help.

‌Power BI

Business processing tool used to collect, sort, and present data. (Available upon request.)

Microsoft Power BI Guided Learning is a self-paced online course explaining Power BI in a sequential way so you can build your knowledge from the ground up.  


Create and share interactive reports, presentations, and personal stories via digital storytelling application.  For additional help and information, visit Microsoft Sway help.


Project management tool. For additional information and help, visit Microsoft Planner help.

tool to create workflows for an application or between applications (additional license needed)È

For more information on who can use the applications above, get access, help, and/or training, please contact the IT Help desk.