Rapid Adoption Strategy for Microsoft Teams EDU: St. John’s College

Empowering Faculty and Staff to work remotely with Microsoft Teams EDU

Planet partnered with St. John’s College to immediately implement an End User Communication and Adoption Strategy for Microsoft Teams. The goal of the adoption plan was to provide St. John’s College faculty and staff the needed resources to learn how to best utilize Microsoft Teams in an Education Setting. Because the transition to remote teaching was occurring quickly, it was important that materials would be available on-demand and in small digestible formats, allowing quick access to the training needed for the task at hand.

“As the third oldest college in America, St. John’s is a very unique institution. Our discussion-based Great Books curriculum and focus on face-to-face interaction are impossible to replicate online, but adapting to the current crisis requires our entire community to be flexible and creative. Planet was able to bring our training platform online in 48 hours. Our tutors and students had

 access to the information they needed, and my staff had the supplemental support required to help our entire community move forward with academic instruction.”

— Michael O’Connor, St. John’s College

Adoption & Communication Plan Included

  • Evolve 365 Onboarding, Admin Training, Help Desk Training
  • Check-in with Learning Strategist (monthly)
  • Microsoft Teams/Teams EDU- Online Training Video Content & updates (weekly)
  • Microsoft Teams/Teams EDU- Customized Campaigns (unlimited)
  • Microsoft Teams/Teams EDU- Customized Learning & Adoption Plans (1/year)
  • Microsoft Teams/Teams EDU- Custom Learning Webcast (12/year)
  • Microsoft Teams/Teams EDU- Custom Training Playlists (12/year)
  • Microsoft Teams/Teams EDU- Adoption Reports (monthly)

Project Wins & Highlights

  • Learning Site customized and deployed within one day
  • Learning Plan developed within two days

Evolve 365 Examples

Below are several samples from this project that highlight the layout of the learning portal, along with the various learning campaigns that have begun to be sent to the St. John’s College users. From concept to delivery- less then 48 hours. When time matters, experience matters.

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