DarrellaaS Live | Professional Learning Community Groups and OneNote

Are you a member of a Professional Learning Community (PLC)? Many teachers and schools benefit from the supportive structure of  PLCs, where they can improve their professional learning, work collaboratively on learning goals and lesson plans, ultimately improving learning for all students. But teachers are very busy and running and participating in PLCs can be challenging. Microsoft provide a simplified… Read more →


Conversations about documents in Microsoft Teams

Teams discuss documents. Discussions enrich documents and documents enrich discussions. Discussions refine documents. If you don’t believe me, there is documented proof. I just don’t have it on me at this stage. But “Believe me. It’s true. It’s going to be great.” If you’ve tried Microsoft Teams or have been using it while in Preview, you’ve already figured out that… Read more →


Assigning Microsoft Classroom licenses to multiple users

Rachel Chisnall (@ibpossum) and I had some trouble assigning Microsoft Classroom licenses to multiple users. The preferred way is to use Microsoft’s School Data Sync if you have it in place. But if you don’t and want to make a few quick changes, you’re probably going to assign licenses in the Office 365 Admin portal. Within Office 365 Admin, the experience… Read more →

Team Sites Generally Available in Office 365 Groups

All organizations using Office 365 Groups will benefit from the full SharePoint Team Site experience as it has become generally available and rolls out to all Office 365 tenants this month. This means that group members can create more document libraries, image libraries, lists, or start to use the modern team site experience. One thing the IT Pro and the Power… Read more →


A bad habit turns productive with Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups simplify team collaboration by reducing the friction experienced when changing between collaboration tools. I know that when I start a conversation with a Group email address or upload a document to Group Files, all my team members can access and participate. In the past, I would have used a Distribution List to send an email to all… Read more →