Welcome to the back to school update for Microsoft Education and thank you for being part of our growing community! We’re sharing some new updates for August 2023.
Here’s what’s new this month:
Microsoft has launched Reflect as a new web application. Reflect is accessible from any device and doesn’t require a separate app download. With it, users can create check-ins to gain insights into well-being and build a healthier learning community.
Reflect provides powerful features for wellbeing check-in creation in a user-friendly interface that is accessed via a web browser. It supports any academic or technological setting. Users can share links or QR codes to collect responses. Additionally, it gives users full control over who's invited to respond and what they can see.
Microsoft 365 Education is a suite of cloud-based tools for educators and students. This August, Microsoft has released a number of updates to their Microsoft 365 Education suite, including new features for Microsoft Reflect, OneNote, Forms, Whiteboard, Edge, Flip, and PowerPoint.
Microsoft Reflect is now available as a web application, allowing it to be accessed from any device, such as a desktop, tablet, or mobile, without the need to download a separate app. With powerful features and a user-friendly interface, Reflect makes it easy to create impactful check-ins, enabling users to gain well-being insights and build a healthier learning community.
OneNote has been updated to make it easier for users to create and collaborate on their notes. New features include the ability to collaborate with others on the same page, use the Immersive Reader to improve reading comprehension, and access audio and video recordings.
Forms provides new tools to help educators create and manage surveys and quizzes. It now supports multiple-choice questions, drag-and-drop questions, and the ability to create a quiz from a text file.
Whiteboard now offers improved collaboration and drawing tools. With the new drawing capabilities, users can easily create diagrams and collaborate with others in real time.
Edge has added new features to make it easier for students to access their school resources. It now supports single sign-on, allowing students to sign in to their school accounts without having to enter their password.
Flip has been updated to include new features to help teachers create and manage flipped lessons. It now supports text-to-speech, allowing teachers to create audio versions of their lessons. Flip also supports interactive elements, such as quizzes and polls, to engage students in their lessons.
Finally, PowerPoint has added new features to help teachers create presentations quickly and easily. It now supports themes and templates for teachers to customize their presentations. It also supports new drawing tools, allowing users to draw shapes, add images, and insert diagrams.
These are just some of the updates that Microsoft has released for its Microsoft 365 Education suite. With these updates, educators and students have more tools to help them create and collaborate more effectively.
Microsoft Reflect, OneNote, Forms, Whiteboard, Edge, Flip, PowerPoint