Category Archives: updates

OneNote Class Notebook updates include read-only parent or guardian access and Collaboration Space permissions

The following post originally featured on the Office Blog, and details the new updates to the OneNote Class Notebook.

Over the last year, our team has been working with and listening to educators to learn how they are using OneNote Class Notebooks. We are continuously impressed by the passion and creativity of teachers and students who are using our tools. A common theme we heard was how OneNote continues to save teachers time and enhance collaboration in the classroom.… Visit the author's original post

Micrsoft Surface Studio and Windows 10 Creators Update announced

It’s been an exciting week at Microsoft, with the announcement of the Surface Studio taking the headlines at Wednesday’s Microsoft Windows 10 Event in New York. But it wasn’t just the Surface Studio that was unveiled, as a number of other announcements were made, many of which will have a great impact within education.

You can find further details of all the main announcements on this post from the Windows Blog, but to give you a broad overview, here’s what is covered in the post:

  • Surface Studio turns your desk into a creative studio
  • Surface Dial – a new spin on creativity
  • The most powerful Surface Book yet
  • The Windows 10 Creators Update
  • 3D for everyone
  • Office apps to support 3D models and add new inking features
  • Bringing mixed reality to people everywhere
  • Every gamer becomes and in-game broadcaster
  • A faster way to connect and share with people who matter most

The importance of creativity within education is not to be underestimated, and providing an environment in which teachers and student can follow their instincts and easily turn their thoughts and inspiration into tangible outputs is one the key drivers of progress, certainly within the context of the impact technology can have to teaching and learning.

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Announcing OneNote Class Notebook Tools for Mac!

The following post originally appeared on the Office Blog, announcing details of the Class Notebook Tools now available within OneNote 2016 for Mac.

You’ve been asking for it and today it’s here! We’re excited to announce Class Notebook Tools for OneNote 2016 for Mac, which helps teachers work even more efficiently with their Class Notebooks—on the Mac platform some teachers already know and use.

With this update, the Class Notebook tab is visible if you are teacher in a Class Notebook for which you have administrative rights.… Visit the author's original post

Teacher Only spaces, Collaboration Space lockdown, subgroup creation and more with the new Class Notebook API updates

The following post originally appeared on the OneNote in Education section of the Office Blog, and looks at the new features and functionality that teachers are able to enjoy thanks to the OneNote Class Notebook APIs that were announced earlier this year.

With the preview launch of our new OneNote Class Notebook APIs in February, we received a lot of interest and feedback from IT administrators and Microsoft Education Partners. The Class Notebook APIs allow IT admins, Partners and others to automate the creation and updates of OneNote Class Notebooks across a school or district.… Visit the author's original post

New school year brings new security features to Office 365 Education

As schools prepare for the start of another school year and teachers get their classrooms ready to welcome students, we are introducing additional features to meet the needs of schools, teachers and students. Today we are announcing changes to Office 365 Education that will make it easier for schools to meet their security and compliance needs at a time when teaching and learning are becoming increasingly collaborative and cloud-connected.

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Bringing the world into your classroom, updates to Sway and OneNote – all in the MIE Minute

The MIE Minute newsletter was sent out to our Expert Educators all over the world last week, and we’re pleased to be able to share some of the items included within it to our wider education audience.

For those of you unfamiliar with the MIE Minute, it is an email publication sent out to our MIE Experts on a bimonthly basis, including various items of content and activities that they, as Microsoft Expert Educators can act upon to help not only their own students and immediate colleagues, but other teachers in their local area and, through digital channels such as social media, the broader global education community.… Visit the author's original post

First time authoring and publishing enhancements for Office Mix

Last month we published a new eBook – ‘MIXing it up’ – all about using Office Mix to improve learning. As well as introducing the ways that Office Mix can give additional functionality to PowerPoint presentations, the eBook contains some contextual examples and advice specifically for using Mix in education. In the meantime the Office Mix team have been hard at work, and we can now share some of the recent improvements to the editing environment, and new features that make authoring even easier for anyone using Mix for the first time.… Visit the author's original post

What’s New in Certification: MTA and MOS Exam Updates

To help you and your students keeps skills sharp on trending new technologies in 2015, the IT Academy and LeX team are updating a selection of MTA and MOS certifications.


MTA: New and Retiring Courses

We are pleased to introduce new MTA exams for use in conjunction with current additional resources (such as lesson plans, MOAC, Microsoft Press Study Guides, and online learning), designed to better support the core IT Infrastructure area of study and help students prepare for related certifications.These exams will replace a set of exams retiring on July 15, 2015. 

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