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New Office 365 Services Now Available!
Office 365 Groups, SharePoint Online & MS Planner

[Updated Mar. 24, 2020] We are excited to announce that three new Office 365 services for staff and faculty are now available.

Office 365 Groups  

Office 365 Groups allows you to create and manage a collection of people with access to the Office 365 tools you use already so you can collaborate with your teammates when writing documents, creating spreadsheets, working on project plans, scheduling meetings, or sending email.

Requesting a Group

Contact the IT Service Desk at or call 905-845-9430 ext. 2150.

SharePoint Online  

SharePoint Online logoSharePoint Online is the latest version of SharePoint being offered in the Office 365 suite and offers many improvements over Sheridan’s existing SharePoint 2010 offering. With the new modern SharePoint Online Team site you get self-serve design and administration interfaces that make it easy for the most novice SharePoint user to design and manage their Team Site.

See the Sharepoint online page for more information.

Microsoft Planner

Office 365 Planner logoMicrosoft Planner is here to take you, your work group or your teams task management workflows to the next level. Planner provides a hub for team members to create plans, organize and assign tasks to different users and to check updates on progress through dashboards. It also provides a centralized place where files can be shared and gives visibility to the whole team. 

Planner is designed in a Kanban board style that visually depicts a plan with the use of cards and columns to organize the tasks required for your plan. You and your team can easily create and assign tasks to members within your Office 365 Group, get notifications on new or late tasks and view reports on the status of how your plan is doing.  

See the Office 365 Resources section on the MS Office page for more info about Office 365 Planner.


If you have any questions regarding these new services, please contact the IT Service Desk at