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Microsoft Office 365 for Business - Level 1

Self-taught course


The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Office 365 - For Business - Level 1 are sufficient to be able to understand how Office 365 works and perform basic tasks.

Target audience

Anyone who wants to learn the basics of Microsoft Office 365 for Business


The course assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

Topics covered

Introduction To Office 365

  • Working In The Cloud
  • What Is Office 365?
  • Office 365 Versus Office 2016
  • Choosing The Right Plan
  • System Requirements
  • Office 365 Apps And Services
  • Additional Office 365 Apps And Services
  • Glossary Of Common Office 365 Terms
  • Understanding Office Online
  • Understanding Desktop Applications
  • Devices

Starting With Office 365

  • Accessing Office 365
  • Understanding The Office 365 Home Page
  • Understanding The App Launcher
  • Using The App Launcher
  • Understanding The My Accounts Menu
  • Delve And The My Profile Screen
  • Understanding Your My Profile Page
  • Editing Your My Profile Page
  • Creating A Blog Post
  • The Office 365 Settings Screen
  • The Settings Menu
  • Changing The Theme
  • Signing Out

Starting With Mail

  • Understanding Mail
  • The Mail Screen
  • Navigating Mail
  • Creating A New Email
  • Creating Additional Emails
  • Formatting Text In An Email
  • Replying To Emails
  • Forwarding Emails
  • Inserting Email Attachments
  • Opening Email Attachments
  • Selecting Emails
  • Sorting Emails
  • Filtering Emails
  • The Search Mail And People Bar

The Calendar

  • The Calendar Screen
  • Navigating the Calendar
  • The New Event Window
  • Creating A New Event
  • Scheduling A Meeting
  • Working With Multiple Calendars
  • Sharing Calendars
  • Printing Calendars
  • Deleting A Calendar


  • The People Screen
  • Navigating People
  • Sorting And Filtering Contacts
  • Creating A New Contact
  • Sending Emails From People
  • Deleting A Contact


  • What Is Yammer?
  • Opening Yammer From Office 365
  • The Yammer Home Page
  • Navigating Yammer
  • Understanding Groups
  • Creating A Group
  • Understanding The Group Homepage
  • Viewing And Joining A Group
  • Posting A Message
  • Understanding Conversation Options
  • Understanding Topics
  • Understanding The Private Inbox
  • Understanding Notifications
  • Understanding Files
  • Uploading A File To A Group
  • Attaching A File To A Post
  • Deleting Posts
  • Deleting Groups
  • Understanding The Yammer Mobile App

The Newsfeed

  • Understanding The Newsfeed
  • The Newsfeed Screen
  • Following People
  • Posting To The Newsfeed
  • Mentioning People In Posts
  • Replying To Posts
  • Liking Posts
  • Managing Posts
  • Understanding Hash Tags
  • Deleting Posts

OneDrive For Business

  • Understanding OneDrive For Business
  • Accessing OneDrive For Business
  • The OneDrive Screen
  • Uploading Files
  • Syncing Files
  • Opening Files From OneDrive
  • Creating A New Folder
  • Editing OneDrive Files
  • Selecting And Moving Files In OneDrive
  • Sorting And Filtering Files
  • Sharing Files In OneDrive
  • Opening A Shared File In OneDrive
  • Using OneDrive Search
  • Deleting Files And Folders
  • OneDrive For Mobile

Starting With Office Online

  • Understanding Office Online
  • Creating A New Document
  • The Office Online Screen
  • Understanding The Backstage
  • Saving A Document
  • Editing View Vs Reading View
  • Opening An Existing File
  • Accessing Desktop Versions In Office Online
  • Using Tell Me What You Want To Do

Working With Mail

  • Emails Required For This Chapter
  • Understanding Folders
  • Working With Folders
  • Creating A New Folder
  • Moving Emails
  • Working With Drafts
  • Understanding Junk Email
  • Categorising Emails
  • Permissions
  • Email And Message Options
  • Understanding Mail Add-Ins
  • Using The My Templates Add-In
  • Adding Mail Add-Ins
  • Office 365 Groups
  • Deleting Emails
  • Printing An Email
  • Mail And Skype For Business

Mail Settings

  • The Mail Options Screen
  • Connecting Email Accounts
  • Connecting A Gmail Account
  • Inbox Rules
  • Setting Up Automatic Replies
  • Creating A Signature
  • Block Or Allow

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • understand what Office 365 is and how it can be used
  • understand how to start working with Office 365
  • create, send and receive emails using Mail
  • use Calendar to manage meetings, events and appointments
  • understand and work with People
  • create and join groups, post and interact with messages, and work with files using Yammer.
  • use the Newsfeed
  • access and navigate OneDrive
  • start working with Office Online
  • perform more complex email operations using Mail
  • configure and personalise Mail settings to suit your needs

Watsonia workbook with 130 topics. Files for the exercises are provided on a CD or can be downloaded here


Approximately 15 hours

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