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Moving to a Virtual Classroom - Office 365

Mar 25, 2020 jjamison

Moving to a virtual classroom

Free for schools and universities, Office 365—which includes Microsoft Teams, gives schools, teachers, and parents all the resources you need to move to a remote classroom with confidence; accessible on either mobile, tablet, PC or browser.


Get your school set up

School leaders and educators can make the most of distance learning with this easy how-to guide to set up Teams in your schools and classroom.

Quick start guide

From setting up a virtual class meeting to creating assignments, this quick start guide will get you up and running in no time.

Best practices

Watch these webinars to learn more about best practices for remote and online classrooms.

Guide for parents

Just for parents, this guide helps ensure students learn remotely—safely and effectively.

Training and support

Build a remote learning practice with community support, practical guides, professional development and step- by- step instructions will help empower educators and students.


Join our community

Connect with other educators and our Microsoft education experts for best practices, tips & tricks, and more.

Office 365 training

Get up and running with Office 365 successfully with these free online training resources.

Talk to an educator

Get expert advice on setting up an online classroom from our friends at FlipGrid.

Commercial / premier support

IT Admins can access training through their Office 365 admin portal.

EDU support

Education support available to teachers, parents, and IT admins.

Deployment support

Move confidently to the cloud with FastTrack.

Student engagement

Driving student engagement and focused learning while outside of the classroom can be a challenge, especially for those that are moving to remote learning for the first time. Both educators and parents will need support from their schools and technology providers to help make this work.


Minecraft: Education Edition

Microsoft extends access to Minecraft: Education Edition and resources to support remote learning.


Flipgrid is social learning for PreK to PhD learners—helping students discuss and showcase what they’re learning.

Skype in the Classroom

Take a field trip, collaborate with other classrooms, and talk to experts—anywhere in the world.

Microsoft Teams

Engage students with virtual face-to-face connections and activities like a virtual science fair, or set up a remote lunch to keep classrooms connected and having fun.

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