Office 365 for Teaching and Learning


Project Description

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is looking for UWM instructors to incorporate Office 365 into their Fall 2016 courses.

UWM currently holds a license for Office 365, which includes several tools—OneNote, OneDrive, Class Notebook, Sway, SharePoint, and Skype for Business—that have the potential for use in online, blended, and technology-enhanced courses. The purpose of this pilot is to explore how these tools may be used in teaching and learning contexts.

This pilot does not prescribe how instructors will use Office 365 but instead invites participants to implement the best tool(s) for helping students meet their courses’ specific learning goals. Potential uses of Office 365 for teaching and learning include:

  • Using OneNote or OneDrive to facilitate group work
  • Using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint to collaborate on documents
  • Using Class Notebook for student journals
  • Using Sway for student presentations

Participation Benefits and Requirements

Participating instructors will receive:

  • $250 (stipend or S&E) upon the successful completion of the pilot
  • Some technical and pedagogical training on the use of Office 365
  • Ongoing support from CETL for the pedagogical uses of Office 365

Participating instructors will be required to:

  • Attend the Office 365 for Teaching and Learning Workshop on Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 1-2:30pm
  • Incorporate at least one Office 365 tool in a Fall 2016 credit-bearing course at UWM
  • Distribute a survey about the pilot to their students
  • Complete a survey about their experiences with Office 365
  • Attend an Office 365 for Teaching and Learning focus group on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 1-2:30pm


To apply, complete the following form by Friday, August 12, 2016:

By August 16, applicants will be informed whether they have been selected to participate in the pilot. Please contact Dylan Barth in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with any questions. Thank you!

The Office 365 for Teaching and Learning project is made possible by funding from UWM’s Advisory Committee on Educational Technology Fees.