The new programs include the most up-to-date versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher and Lync and can be accessed by students and employees at home or at school, on multiple devices, district officials said Monday.
"Office 365 will enahnce instruction for our students and provide the best software programs available for our teachers and other employees to support our classrooms," Superintendent
The program was launched in the summer to allow for proper training and working out any hiccups. Teachers and employees can also train and become familiar with the different system features from home.
For the time being, employees will still have access to the previous email system and software applications, to help ease the transition.
The district has more than 37,000 computers, including a recent
The convertible laptops/tablets will help satisfy online testing requirements and be used for regular classroom instruction, officials said. The ThinkPads were purchased from district capital funds.
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