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Office 365 Library

Subscribe today to access over 1,090+ digital learning assets focused on the Microsoft Office suite

Library Overview

New to the digital world? Feeling out of your depth when using the Microsoft Office suite? Master the world’s most used digital program with our Office 365 Learning Library. From Excel to Word, from Powerpoint to Outlook, study essential skills which will help you get to grips with each Microsoft program and understand how to use it in your career. The Open Colleges Office 365 Learning Library provides you with access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to accelerate your knowledge of Microsoft Office. Assets include Video short courses and eBooks which are available anytime, anywhere - via mobile app, computer or tablet.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the continually updated Office 365 Learning Library which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities when using Microsoft Office. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Excel in your business life with thousands of Excel learning resources. From beginner level tips to more expert functions, you can master Excel in your own time.   
  • Improve presentations by mastering Word and Powerpoint, allowing you to produce great looking client or team-facing documents more effectively.
  • Enhance productivity and streamline collaboration by learning to use Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, Skype and more.

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

Included in this Library

  • 470+ Video Courses
  • 620+ eBooks
1,090 + Office 365 Assets*

The Open Colleges Office 365 Learning Library is applicable for a wide range of people. If you’d like to build skills in any of Microsoft’s leading business products, this library allows you to study at your own pace. You can dive more deeply into any specific area of weakness, allowing you to strengthen your knowledge exactly where you need it.

This versatility makes the Learning Library perfect for those in a business-related career, where you may encounter new challenges or new programs throughout the course of your working life that you need to be comfortable with. The library also may be appealing to small business owners struggling with budgets and excel while managing their business.

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.
  • What are Open Colleges Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
  • What happens when my subscription ends?

    Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
  • Are there any tests or exams on the Video Course content?

    While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
  • Can I call Open Colleges and buy a Learning Library subscription over the phone?

    Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 
  • What are the minimum desktop and mobile requirements to view and use the Learning Libraries?

    What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

    Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

    Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

    For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

    Operating systems and browsers

    Browser

    Windows 7SP1+

    Windows 8.1

    Windows 10

    MacOS 10.11+

    Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
    Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
    Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
    Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
    Safari       v10.1.x+

     

    Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

    Devices, operating systems, and browsers

    Device

    iOS 10.x

    iOS 11.x

    Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

    iPhone 5+ YES YES  
    Smartphones     YES
    iPad 4th Gen+
    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     

    iPad Mini 2+

    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

      Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     
  • Do all eBooks have a matching Audiobook counterpart?

    Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

    While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

  • Who is Skillsoft and who updates, creates and curates all the learning content?

    Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

    In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

  • Will I receive a certificate or statement of attainment when I complete video courses found within Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
  • How do I access the Learning Library I purchased?

    Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
  • Will I get access to new courses and assets during my subscription?

    Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
  • Why do some libraries cost more than others?

    Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
  • I notice some eBooks, Audiobooks and Video Courses are shared by multiple collections? Why is that? Which collection is right for me?

    Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.
  • Can I get support with courses and content when using my Library subscription?

    Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

    Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

  • What are the Terms and Conditions?

    You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
  • Is my subscription refundable?

    Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Library Overview

New to the digital world? Feeling out of your depth when using the Microsoft Office suite? Master the world’s most used digital program with our Office 365 Learning Library. From Excel to Word, from Powerpoint to Outlook, study essential skills which will help you get to grips with each Microsoft program and understand how to use it in your career. The Open Colleges Office 365 Learning Library provides you with access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to accelerate your knowledge of Microsoft Office. Assets include Video short courses and eBooks which are available anytime, anywhere - via mobile app, computer or tablet.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the continually updated Office 365 Learning Library which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities when using Microsoft Office. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Excel in your business life with thousands of Excel learning resources. From beginner level tips to more expert functions, you can master Excel in your own time.   
  • Improve presentations by mastering Word and Powerpoint, allowing you to produce great looking client or team-facing documents more effectively.
  • Enhance productivity and streamline collaboration by learning to use Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, Skype and more.

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

How it works

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.

Who's this for?

The Open Colleges Office 365 Learning Library is applicable for a wide range of people. If you’d like to build skills in any of Microsoft’s leading business products, this library allows you to study at your own pace. You can dive more deeply into any specific area of weakness, allowing you to strengthen your knowledge exactly where you need it.

This versatility makes the Learning Library perfect for those in a business-related career, where you may encounter new challenges or new programs throughout the course of your working life that you need to be comfortable with. The library also may be appealing to small business owners struggling with budgets and excel while managing their business.

FAQs

Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 

What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

Operating systems and browsers

Browser

Windows 7SP1+

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

MacOS 10.11+

Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
Safari       v10.1.x+

 

Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

Devices, operating systems, and browsers

Device

iOS 10.x

iOS 11.x

Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

iPhone 5+ YES YES  
Smartphones     YES
iPad 4th Gen+
* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

iPad Mini 2+

* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

  Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.

Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Subscription Options

  • 12 months Best value $9.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $119.88
  • 6 months $12.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $77.94

Included in this Library

  • 470+ Video Courses
  • 620+ eBooks
1,090 + Office 365 Assets*

Regular Asset Updates

Assurance content is current with the latest industry practices.

Mobile App

Access learning anytime, anywhere with our mobile application.

Test Your Knowledge

Video courses contain quizzes to evaluate your competency.

Browse the 1,090 + Office 365 Assets included in this library.*

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Chatting & Calling

Skype for Business offers powerful group collaboration. Discover how to use instant messaging, participate in group chats, voice, ... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 24 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Skype Business

Chatting & Calling

In Skype for Business, you can chat with other Skype users via instant messaging (IM). Discover how to use IM, participate in grou... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 26 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Skype for Business 2016

Using the Android App

Skype for Business isn't limited to the desktop. Discover the Android app, how to sign in and work with the app, use instant messa... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 31 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype Business

Using the Windows Phone 8.1 App

Skype for Business isn't limited to the desktop. Discover the Windows Phone 8.1 app, how to sign in and work with the app, use ins... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 37 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype Business

Chat Tools

Send instant messages via Skype chat! Let's look at how to send messages and files, format your messages, use screen sharing and S... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype 7.23 (Windows)

Sign-in & Setup

Skype lets you contact others using either text messages or video chat. Learn how to use Skype, including how to update your profi... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 41 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype 7.23 (Windows)

Using the iOS App

Skype for Business isn't limited to the desktop. Discover the iOS app, including how to sign in and work with the app, use instant... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 29 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype Business

Meeting Tools

Skype for Business includes a number of tools for collaborating with others. Learn how to share documents, deliver a PowerPoint pr... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 57 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Skype for Business 2016

Voice & Video Tools

Learn how to use Skype's voice and video tools! Here we show you how to use voice and video calling, call mobile or landline telep... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 33 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Skype 7.23 (Windows)

Using Skype on the Web

In addition to the computer application, Skype is also available as a web app. Learn how to use the Skype web app to make voice a... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype 7.23 (Web)

Skype for iOS

Discover Skype for iOS! Learn how to sign in and manage your status and profile, configure application settings, make voice and vi... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 46 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype 7.23 (iOS)

Managing Contacts

Discover how to manage your Skype contacts! Learn how to find, add, and remove contacts, change your contacts display, organize an... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype 7.23 (Windows)

Getting Started

Skype for Business is a comprehensive collaboration tool for conducting meetings, messaging, and sharing. Explore the interface, a... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 24 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype Business

Getting Started

With Skype for Business, you can collaborate and hold meetings or large teleconferences. Explore the application and its interface... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 37 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Skype for Business 2016

Organizing & Hosting Meetings

Skype for Business' collaboration features allow you to organize and host meetings, whether they're impromptu or planned. Discover... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 19 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Skype Business

*Note - Assets are added and removed on a daily basis. The contents of your library may differ slightly to what is represented above. Usually your library will contain more assets than what is represented in the channels above.

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