Cloud Design Box is hosting five free virtual events in December and January, especially designed for teachers to help them make the most of Microsoft Teams and deliver outstanding learning to their students.
As Microsoft Global Education Training Partners with CPD-certified courses, we’re delighted to be partnering with two leading technology providers, who specialise in education – Novus and RivaNET.
Novus provides IT services to a wide range of schools, academies and multi-academy trusts, giving them access to market-leading technical services that are proven, dependable and reliable.
Meanwhile, RivaNET specialises in delivering enterprise-grade IT systems to UK independent schools and colleges, enabling them to deliver quality, innovation and excellence.
Below is a description of each event and how you can sign up for free.
Tailored to Secondary Schools and Academies
Best Practices with Microsoft Teams – Tuesday 1 December 2020 1pm-2pm
Delivered in partnership with Novus, our first event has been specially-designed around overworked teachers who are struggling with Teams.
Learn how to eliminate additional work by collaborating on resources in a centralised location.
Department leaders learn how they can free up their staff’s time by using these tried-and-tested best practices.
Centralising Resources and Reducing Workload using Microsoft Teams – Tuesday 19 January 2021 – 2pm-3pm
Focusing on how department leaders can centralise resources in one, accessible location, this session is perfect for those who want to learn more about collaborating in Teams.
The Novus and Cloud Design Box training team guide you through how to best centralise your resources in Teams in a way that reduces teacher workload.
Planning Long Term User Adoption Strategy for Microsoft Teams in Schools and MATs (Multi Academy Trusts) – Tuesday 19 January 2021 – 3pm-4pm
When adopting any new technology, it’s crucial to bring everyone along on the journey with you – not just the tech-savvy members of staff.
Teams is no different. In this session, Novus and the Cloud Design Box training team walk you through how to plan for long-term success with Teams, without leaving anyone behind.
Tailored to Independent Schools
Introduction to Microsoft Teams powered by Cloud Design Box and RivaNET – Thursday 3 December 2020 10am-11am
Blended learning has played a crucial part in providing students with uninterrupted learning this year. The blended approach also provides an effective way of reinforcing face-to-face learning with online resources and interaction.
In this session, discover how to best use Teams to support home learning confidently.
Save time and get more out of Microsoft Teams powered by Cloud Design Box and RivaNET – Thursday 14 January 2021 – 3pm-4pm
For many schools, moving to Teams has been an incredible culture change and also increased the workload of teachers.
This session demonstrates how you can save time and avoid duplicating work when creating quality online resources that can be re-used year after year.
If you sign-up but cannot attend, they will send you a video recording of the session. Feel free to share these links, anyone can sign-up.
Cloud Design Box solutions
In addition to the free events, we have provided some information below about the benefits and features Cloud Design Box add into Teams and SharePoint. If you would like any further information or would like to arrange a demo, visit the website https://www.clouddesignbox.co.uk.
Saving time for teachers
Central Resource areas help teachers reuse department resources from within each class and assignment.
A clear long-term strategy
Our program of rollout, training and follow up provides the school with a long-term strategy to succeed with Microsoft Teams.
Building confidence with new technology
Interactive online CPD certified courses for small groups of staff with a dedicated trainer so staff can gain confidence and embrace a new way of working. Creating and sharing quality resources in the cloud is no longer exclusive to tech-savvy teachers.
A global personalised menu for easy clear navigation into Teams and sites, even for beginners.
Saving costs for schools
Large long-term savings when refreshing hardware and licensing. Potential to replace other third-party software packages into a single system.
Work with your current Teams or build you new ones
Already have Teams?
If you already have Teams and Microsoft School Data sync through another provider, we can integrate with that data directly without additional MIS integration causing no disruption.
Don’t already have Class Teams?
We can integrate with most UK MIS providers to sync class team membership using Microsoft school data sync.
Features in more detail
Replace school network drives
Create long-term storage areas in Teams and SharePoint for non-curricular shares currently on the school network. Saving costs and getting all the benefits of moving to the cloud.
Staff subject analytics
Ensure no one is left behind using the staff assignment analytic tool. Department leaders can track how often each department is setting assignments.
Keep track of departments
Heads of department can easily keep track of the quality of resources being used in classes using centralised resource areas.
One version of the truth
Resources are centralised to avoid duplication of work. No need to upload resources for every class team you teach each academic year!
Students can drop off work
Each student in the class has an individual private folder and the class teacher can provide regular feedback on live documents.
Departmental meetings and chat
A place for departments to meet online and share best practices.
A SharePoint intranet to help you publish resources such as policies and news throughout the whole school.
Manage your own Teams
We provide a self-service tool to create teams and sites.
Contact us for a chat:
Telephone: 01482 688890