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Office 365 Productivity Tools:

Forms, Sway, & Yammer

A snapshot of some of the productivity and communication tools available to all UM faculty, staff, and students through Microsoft Office 365.


At a glance:

Office 365 tools – such as Forms, Sway, and Yammer – assist faculty, staff, and students with creating interactive and engaging materials for their personal and professional needs.


Forms:
Office 365 Forms enables you to quickly and easily create basic surveys, questionnaires, and more. View results as they are submitted via built-in analytics, and export data to Excel for additional analysis.

Sway:
Captivate your audience with Office 365 Sway. Create and share dynamic presentations, reports, and personal stories using Sway’s built-in design engine, which brings your content together with beautiful styles – so you worry less about formatting and focus more on storytelling.

Yammer:
Office 365 Yammer is a private social network that provides a simple way for your team to collaborate, share knowledge, and engage everyone across the University. You can join groups organized by project or topic, and interact with colleagues and peers – from any location at any time.

Waffle access:

When you’re logged in to the Office 365 email portal (email.miami.edu), you can easily access these tools and many others by clicking the “waffle” icon on the top-left of the Office 365 portal.

^ Waffle icon (in orange)


Who can use it?:

Office 365 tools are available at no cost for all UM faculty, staff, and students who have been migrated to the Office 365 environment.


Who to contact:

If you have any questions, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or help@miami.edu.


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