Harnessing the power of Microsoft’s Office 365 to provide a better social learning environment – Free event

In the summer of 2012 The University of West London set out to harness the immense potential of the free Cloud-based suite of collaboration tools, provided by Office 365, to create a personalised, interactive, social platform to support the institution’s mission to raise aspiration through the pursuit of excellence and allow students to combine social learning with academic study.  The University won the UCISA Award for Excellence, 2012 for the service they have created.

This event will provide detail on what UWL wanted to achieve, how they accomplished it and a demonstration of capability and features. In addition, Microsoft will share the latest features and roadmap for Office 365.


9:30am - Arrival and Refreshments

9:50am – Welcome to Microsoft

10:00am –  Introduction by VC of UWL – Professor Peter John

10:15am – Office 365 latest information– Microsoft

10:45am – UWL –Approach to Development of a better Social Learning Environment – Adrian Ellison, Director of Information Technology

11:30am – Break

11:45am - UWL – Demonstration of UWL’s Award winning Student Portal – Mauli Arora (UWL)

12:45pm – Lunch and networking

1:45pm – Fulcrum – Developing the portal (partner who worked with UWL)

2:30pm- Open Questions on UWL environment and Office 365

2:45pm- Break

3:00pm- Janet Amendments for Office 365 and Janet/Microsoft Alliance Agreement

3:20pm – Office 365 user group – introduction – Group discussion                          

3:45pm- Close


To register, please visit the registration page, and use invitation code 7EA736

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