Microsoft has launched a new product that is aimed at learning institutions. Microsoft 365 Education consists of applications and products integrated to aid learning at all levels. The product will empower teachers by making it possible for them to use applications when instructing students.
Microsoft says the new product will make it easier and cheaper for schools to acquire all the products they need at a go. The company says they have modernised and simplified its licensing programme.
According to Microsoft, the product is available in 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and hopes to grow the number of partners as it unveils more tech products for education. Currently, the product is being used to aid learning in various institutions in Kenya including Strathmore University, United States International University-Africa and Catholic University.
Mark East, Microsoft regional education lead in Europe Middle East and Africa said, “We know that schools want simple to purchase, simple to manage, secure and efficient systems. “Microsoft 365 Education is designed to deliver on that need. Millions of teachers and students are already using Office 365 for Education to communicate and collaborate with each other every day”.
Features on the new products include School Data Sync which populates classes with student rosters connected to the school’s information system, OneNote Class Notebooks which allows teachers to organise interactive classrooms, End-to-end assignment management which enables teachers to create and distribute grading and feedback as well as integrate apps into the classroom.