Microsoft March Spotlight: Apps You Have, But Haven't Heard Of

March 20, 2020 |

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Did you know students and employees get five free downloads of Microsoft Office 365 for use on their work, personal, and mobile devices? Through Office 365, you have access to a variety of helpful apps. Learn all about them during Microsoft March!


Below are a variety of powerful Microsoft Office 365 tools that you may not know about! These apps can help increase your productivity and organization at work, in school, or at home.

Accessing These Apps

Use your MavMAIL credentials to sign into all of these apps. You can access the web version of all Microsoft Office 365 apps by signing into MavMAIL and clicking on the Apps waffle in the top left of the screen. Some of these apps have mobile versions available on the App Store and on Google Play.


Microsoft Bookings

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App Store     Google Play

Only available to Minnesota State Mankato faculty and staff, Microsoft Bookings is an online appointment booking service that helps you keep track of scheduled meetings. This software works great for small businesses, and the functionality translates well to university settings where it can be used within departments or to schedule appointments with students – such as counselling, advising, and more! With bookings, you can:

  • View all scheduled appointments
  • Make manual bookings
  • Manage staff lists and schedules
  • Customize business hours and service offerings
  • Access customer contact information
  • Record customer preferences
  • And more!

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Microsoft To Do

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App Store     Google Play

Available to all Minnesota State Mankato students, faculty, and staff, Microsoft To Do is a virtual to-do list that allows you to create and organize tasks in an easy and efficient way. Customize your to-do list so you can do the most with your day! With To Do, you can:

  • Create, customize, and share lists
  • Create tasks
  • Add due dates and reminders to tasks
  • Add Steps and signify Importance to tasks
  • Assign tasks in shared lists
  • And more!

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Microsoft Planner

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Available to all Minnesota State Mankato students, faculty, and staff, Microsoft Planner is a virtual planner that helps you keep you and your team’s tasks organized. Keep your projects on track, whether you’re working alone or with a group. With Planner, you can:

  • Create and organize Plans
  • Collaborate with teammates
  • Create and assign tasks
  • Add due dates and get reminders
  • See status and progress updates
  • Integrate with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft To Do
  • And more!

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Microsoft Forms

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Available to all Minnesota State Mankato students, faculty, and staff, Microsoft Forms is a response collection tool that allows you to create surveys for a variety of uses. With Forms, you can:

  • Create and customize surveys, quizzes, and polls
  • And photos, videos, and more
  • Share and collaborate
  • Integrate with other Office 365 tools (e.g. insert quiz into PowerPoint)
  • View and analyze data
  • And more!

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Microsoft Sway

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Available to all Minnesota State Mankato students, faculty, and staff, you can use Microsoft Sway to make engaging and creative presentations. Share stories, reports, portfolios, and an endless variety of other content. With Sway, you can:

  • Create engaging presentations, newsletters, portfolios, resumes, and more
  • Customize the look and feel of your presentations
  • Add content like photos, videos, and more
  • Share with anyone
  • View analytics after sharing
  • And more!

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