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Pins in Microsoft applications work a lot like tacks on a bulletin board. They let you secure frequently used folders, files, and links in easy-to-access places to help reduce the time — and frustration — of searching for them.

Watch Information Technology Services team member Laney McVeity demonstrate how to use pins online in portal.office.com, in SharePoint, and in common Microsoft applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word in this 147-second Tech Talk video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

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Microsoft Forms is best used for the creation of simple surveys, quizzes, and polls. It does, however, offer some more advanced functionality such as display logic and branching, anonymous response collection, and access control.

Watch Office of Open Learning’s student online learning assistant Tariq Al-Rfouh as he delves a little deeper into Microsoft Forms set-up options in this 150-second video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of Information Technology Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

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While Qualtrics remains the recommended tool for data collection and research projects, Microsoft Forms is an option for creating simple surveys, quizzes, and polls.

Watch Office of Open Learning’s student online learning assistant Tariq Al-Rfouh as he introduces the basic features of Microsoft Forms in this 142-second video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of Information Technology Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

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Microsoft Power Automate helps you create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. Its aim is to make your life easier by helping you automate any repetitive, low effort, but time-consuming task.

Watch Office of Open Learning’s student online learning assistant Mohamed Eldabagh as he demonstrates Power Automate in this 150-second Tech Talk video.

If you want more information about using Power Automate, click on the links in the Comments section below the video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of Information Technology Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

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Microsoft Teams now offers breakout room. Instructors can use breakout rooms to divide their class into sub-groups to facilitate discussion and other learning opportunities.

Watch Information Technology Services team member Craig Brown as he provides an overview of breakout rooms in this 136-second Tech Talk video.

For more information about using Teams breakout rooms, click on the links in the Comments section below the video.  A Microsoft resource for instructors and students is also available here.

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.