Microsoft Office 

 Teachers and students must be logged into their BCPS Office 365 account when accessing online Microsoft tools for use with BCPS related work. 


Microsoft Office 365 Logo

Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

Microsoft Office products are available for all BCPS teachers and students. Microsoft Office has a suite of programs that support productivity tasks, which includes OneDrive, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Forms, Teams, and more! Each of these programs can be accessed from a Windows device or online through Microsoft Online. 

Individual Logos for Microsoft products including One Drive, Word, Excell, Power Point, One Note, Forms and Teams

Learning How

Getting Started with Microsoft Office & Online

BCPS users have two options for accessing Microsoft products.  PC users can access Microsoft tools through the desktop version installed on the device. Chromebook and PC users can access the online version of Microsoft products via Microsoft Online

Two Versions ... What's the Difference?

Microsoft desktop programs and Microsoft Online programs have a very similar look and feel, and both have similar functionality.  The desktop versions of Microsoft programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and more tend to be more robust with additional features. These products work best with BCPS Windows devices.  Microsoft Online programs include the basic functionality of the desktop Microsoft programs, with the addition of easy online sharing and collaboration as well as added accessibility features.  These products work best with BCPS Chromebooks.  

Microsoft has an extensive online training and support resource center such as the Microsoft Online Quick Start Guides and the Microsoft Education Center to help users get started with using various desktop and online versions of Microsoft products.  

Learn more about how to locate and navigate your BCPS OneDrive through the BCPS OneDrive 101 presentation and Sharing Digital Resources with Students and Colleagues video.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about how to use these tools. 

Office Online

Use with Windows devices or Chromebooks

Desktop Office

Use with Windows devices only

Forms Online Logo

Forms Online, Office Online Only

Microsoft Teams Logo
Sway Logo

Sway Online, Office Online Only

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