CanvasOffice 365How do I create an Office 365 Collaboration document (Word / Excel / Powerpoint)?

How do I create an Office 365 Collaboration document (Word / Excel / Powerpoint)?

Canvas Collaborations allow multiple users to work together on the same document at the same time. Collaborative documents are saved in real-time, meaning a change made by any of its users will be immediately visible to everyone.

Instructors can create a Microsoft Office 365 document (Word / Excel / PowerPoint) to serve as a collaboration document and select individual users, groups, or both as part of a collaboration.

YouTube video demonstrating Canvas / Office 365 Collaboration:

Go to Collaborations

This displays the current and new collaborations.

Under Collaborate Using, select Office 365

NOTE: You may be required to log into your Tufts Office 365 account.

Under Type, select either Word, Excel or PowerPoint

Name the document and add a description if needed

Click on the names of the students you want to collaborate on the document, then click Save

NOTE: If you use Groups on your site, click on the Groups tab and assign the collaborative document to a group.

-Students click on the Collaborations tool 
-Then, click on the name of the Document
-Then, click on open in a new page
-Then, click Edit document

 Students will have to log into their Tufts Office 365 account to access the document. Non-Tufts students (who do not have a Tufts Office 365 account) will not be able to access the collaborative document.