Office 365 Groups in Schools

What are Office 365 Groups
Office 365 Groups connect Users, Content and Conversations across Office 365, providing an integrated experience that links together file storage, calendar event management and email conversations.

  • Files – File storage for Office 365 Groups is accessed through OneDrive for Business, using a dedicated document library connected to the Group.
  • Calendar – Office 365 Groups help you to track all your group events in one place, visible to everyone in the group.
  • Conversations – Group conversations are stored in a single mailbox, separate from individual users’ mailboxes. You can easily start a new conversation with Group members or reply inline to a conversation.office-365-groups-building-blocks

Issue for Schools
The creation and maintenance of Office 365 Groups is a manual process, considerably restricting adoption by schools, especially at Class level, due to the significant volume and regularity of the required updates.

Solution
Ruler Connect can automatically create and maintain Office 365 Groups down to Class level, using the information already held in Capita SIMS.

Benefits
Schools can utilise the powerful collaboration tools of Office 365 Groups, without worrying about the security and user access.

More Information
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