Centre for Continuing Education

Office 365 for Business Course

Microsoft Office. All the office productivity tools you need.

As we all now use multiple devices at multiple locations, it has become increasingly necessary to save and access files via internet/cloud services. A Microsoft Office 365 subscription provides hosting and browser access for your Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and emails, from any device, at any time.

The Business edition of Office 365 also provides collaboration utilities so that all staff can share files and communicate ideas with their colleagues. Indeed, workflows, dashboards and task driven projects can be designed, shared and accessed easily; to boost productivity, teamwork and efficiency.

This course will demonstrate the features and benefits of Office 365 helping you improve the efficiency of your individual job, as well as collaboration with your colleagues.


This course aims to:

  • define ‘the cloud’ and related concepts
  • relay the security risks, and measures necessary to minimise the risk when storing and sharing files in the cloud
  • equip you with the skills necessary to save, open and edit your files in the cloud on any device at any time
  • provide you with hands-on experience to design, configure and operate collaboration tools such as SharePoint, Delve and Yammer
  • help you to improve efficiency and productivity when working with files created in Microsoft applications.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss what Office 365 is and how it can be used
  • start working with Office 365
  • create, send and receive emails using Mail
  • use Calendar to manage meetings, events and appointments
  • start working with People
  • create and join groups, post and interact with messages, and work with files using Yammer
  • use the Newsfeed
  • access and navigate OneDrive
  • start working with Office Online
  • perform more complex email operations using Mail
  • configure and personalise Mail settings to suit your needs
  • start working with SharePoint
  • start working with Planner
  • create and work with Tasks
  • discuss the merits of Delve
  • create and work with Sway
  • discuss what Microsoft Teams is
  • start Office for iPad, or access and work with files in Office mobile apps.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Office 365
  • Starting with Office 365
  • Starting with Mail
  • The calendar
  • People
  • Yammer
  • What is yammer
  • The newsfeed
  • OneDrive for business
  • Starting with Office online
  • Working with mail
  • Mail settings
  • SharePoint sites
  • Working with SharePoint
  • The planner app
  • Tasks
  • Delve
  • The sway app
  • Teams
  • Office for iPad
  • Office mobile apps

Intended audience

Suitable to anyone who uses Microsoft Office applications such MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook in their day-to-day job. Furthermore, any person who requires knowledge and skills to save and retrieve their files via cloud services, and to collaborate with colleagues via cloud services, would benefit from this course.

Specifically, this course would be beneficial to clerical and administration staff, support staff and their managers, business owners and entrepreneurs alike.


This course assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, you should have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending Basic Computer Skills Course and Effective Internet Use before attempting this course.

Delivery style

Presenter-taught computer-based training in a computer lab.

The majority of the course will be hands-on, whereby the instructor demonstrates procedures via a projector and you copy these steps on a PC. There will also be opportunities for you to be individually creative. One course module also includes the use of a portable device such as an iPad and/or iPhone.


You will be provided with a link to access and download your own personalised eBook prior to class.

Additional information

Please bring a USB flash drive to class if you would like to make a copy of your work or any relevant class materials. Alternatively, you can save these to a cloud storage space or email them to your personal email address.


  • $50 repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every participant
  • Small class size
  • CCE Statement of Completion

Apply for the IT repeat discount.

What others say.

  • Our trainer was knowledgeable, helpful and patient. The course provided a great overview of Office 365 and I look forward to putting into practice many of the elements we covered.
  • The tutor was great for all learning levels and explained things very clearly. Would definitely look for more courses run by this tutor.
  • The tutor was highly knowledgeable, gave us lots of great little tips for each of the programs covered and was very patient with students who encountered difficulties in the class.