• TOW: Sharing a work space using Office 365 Groups

    Assigned to a staff or faculty committee that needs to produce collaborative documents? Tired of emailing competing versions of files back and forth? One strategy is to start using the power of Microsoft’s Office 365 Groups. Groups creates a workspace where you can set up meetings for your committee using the Outlook calendar, monitor a shared discussion board, and perhaps most importantly, collaborate on shared documents in a browser. Groups can be public so that anyone can join, or private by invitation only. Invites can also be sent to non-Trinity collaborators at other institutions. The Groups functionality is part of a suite of apps available through Microsoft Office 365. To…

  • How to Access Office365/OneDrive and Why You Might Want To

    Tip of the Week is a series wherein a member of the educational technology group describes a resource that’s available to the Trinity community, how to use it, and why. Trinity College has a campus agreement with Microsoft, which allows anyone on campus (faculty, students, staff) to do two things: first, you can download and install Microsoft Office on up to 5 computers you control. And second, you can access Office365, Microsoft’s cloud-based version of Microsoft Office, as well as OneDrive, which gives you four terabytes of storage. You can find instructions for downloading Office and for accessing OneDrive on the LITS website; in this post, I want to briefly…