The plugin is installed in the normal fashion for Moodle plugins either by cloning the repository into the blocks directory from the github repository or downloading a zip and following the installation instructions:
Unpack the plugin into /blocks/microsoft within your Moodle install.
From the Moodle Administration block, expand Site Administration and click "Notifications".
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the plugin.
- Add the block to any page you want it displayed.
The user (teacher or student) navigated to the block on the course page. The block informs the user if their account is connected to Office 365. From here the users has the options to:
Access the Course folder on Sharepoint (this only works for teachers as student’s do not have permissions to access the folder). From here the teacher can add, update and delete files that they want to associate with the course.
Access the course OneNote notebook with all of the user’s submissions and feedback
Update their Outlook Calendar sync settings (setting to sync the site, personal and each individual courses calendars with Outlook)
Access their Office 365 settings, which is duplicated in the Calendar sync and manager office 365 Connection links in the block
Disconnect their account from Office 365.
Each of the links is easy to use and the on screen instructions are each to follow to complete the task that user set out to complete.
The block will need to be added to the course for users to have access the OneNote notebook for the course. Alternatively the admin can configure the block to appear on every course page.
The Microsoft block documentation is included in the overall Office 365 documentation page. There isn’t a comprehensive document that covers all of the features in the block so an user will have to read through the more administrative focused documentation to understand how to use the block. It would be recommended for students that a separate document be created
Accessing the Course OneNote Notebook
Accessing the course sharepoint repository
Configuring the Outlook calendar sync
Managing the user’s connection to Office 365
- Setting the user’s Office 365 preferences