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Office 365 Productivity Tools:

Forms, Sway, & Yammer

A snapshot of some of the productivity and communication tools available to all UM faculty, staff, and students through Microsoft Office 365.

At a glance:

Office 365 tools – such as Forms, Sway, and Yammer – assist faculty, staff, and students with creating interactive and engaging materials for their personal and professional needs.

Office 365 Forms enables you to quickly and easily create basic surveys, questionnaires, and more. View results as they are submitted via built-in analytics, and export data to Excel for additional analysis.

Captivate your audience with Office 365 Sway. Create and share dynamic presentations, reports, and personal stories using Sway’s built-in design engine, which brings your content together with beautiful styles – so you worry less about formatting and focus more on storytelling.

Office 365 Yammer is a private social network that provides a simple way for your team to collaborate, share knowledge, and engage everyone across the University. You can join groups organized by project or topic, and interact with colleagues and peers – from any location at any time.

Waffle access:

When you’re logged in to the Office 365 email portal (, you can easily access these tools and many others by clicking the “waffle” icon on the top-left of the Office 365 portal.

^ Waffle icon (in orange)

Who can use it?:

Office 365 tools are available at no cost for all UM faculty, staff, and students who have been migrated to the Office 365 environment.

Who to contact:

If you have any questions, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or