Microsoft Planner Essentials (2021)

Microsoft Planner Essentials (2021)

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Learn how to use Office 365 Planner to organize your team and their tasks using a powerfully simple visual format 


The Planner tool in Office 365 is a powerful team management tool, providing features comparable to standalone project management apps, but without the high price tag. In fact, Planner is free with most Office 365 Business plans.   What does Planner do and how can teams use it effectively to delegate and manage tasks?  In this “Uniquely Engaging” TM course from Bigger Brains, we’ll look at key features of Planner. 


Topics covered include: 

  • Learning how Planner can manage your workload 
  • Using features such as Plans, Cards, Buckets, and Labels 
  • Learning how Planner works with the Office 365 Groups app 
  • Creating Tasks and Assigning them to others 
  • Reviewing deadlines and progress with Charts and the Dashboard 
  • Creating and managing Plans 
  • Learning the strengths and risks of the Planner tool, and what Microsoft is working to improve 


This course offers high-quality HD content in the “Uniquely Engaging” TM Bigger Brains Teacher-Learner style!  

Course Contents:

#  Lesson  Length 
1  Intro to Planner  8:55 
2  Working with Cards Part 1  6:29 
3  Working with Cards Part 2   7:29 
4  Buckets and To Do   7:35 
5  Managing My Plans  8:56 

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