Microsoft 365 apps

About this tool

Microsoft 365 provides anytime, anywhere access to productivity and collaboration tools that can help to improve learning outcomes, enhance classroom efficiencies, achieve goals, and save time. Instructors have access to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, plus exciting new apps like Stream, Teams (including polling), and Forms.

Features and functionality


  • Going from a blank page to a valuable document is easier than ever.


  • Create surveys, quizzes, and polls, invite others to respond to it using almost any web browser or mobile device, see real-time results as they're submitted, use built-in analytics to evaluate responses.


  • Capture notes by typing, drawing, or writing. Organize and reuse your notes across all your devices.


  • Discover and connect to data, analyze it, and visualize insights.


  • Take your presentation to the next level. Design presentations like a professional.


  • Enhance your communications, meetings, and training with a seamless video experience across web and mobile apps. See the Stream FAQ's.



  • Chat, manage projects, and work on documents all in one place. Use the polling feature to get your groups help with a decision or to get feedback on ideas.
  • Teams is available to University of Waterloo employees (i.e. staff, faculty, and graduate students employed by the University).

  • Use the Microsoft Teams request form to request a new Team, or request a Roster synced Team.

  • Teams meetings can accommodate 1,000 attendees.

  • Team Webinars is available for all current University employees and students.


With 5TB of storage, you can store your files in one place, share them (even externally), and access them from any device. See the IST knowledge base to learn more.

Tool guide

Cost No cost
Recommended class size Maximum number of participants is 1,000
LEARN integrations  
Known limitations N/A
Level of support Centrally licensed and managed
Privacy & Security

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"The ability to immediately set up a Team from the class roster embedded in LEARN is an excellent time-saver when delivering online sessions using Microsoft Teams. For Instructors needing to deal with multiple delivery platforms this automated feature really helps the workflow and ability to focus on the core teaching rather than details"

- Jonathan Blay, School of Pharmacy

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