Professional Learning Community (PLC) Groups in Office 365

Following an announcement few months ago, according to Office 365 Education customers today, a new feature called Professional Learning Community (PLC) Groups is appearing on Office 365 Education tenants who have Office 365 Groups enabled.

Professional Learning Community ( or PLC) Groups preview is a new Office 365 feature that enables educators have a “teachers’ lounge” which gives them one place to track tasks, share files and connect to conversations in or outside the school to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students. More details on the message details is below.

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New feature: Professional Learning Community (PLC) Groups

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Professional Learning Community (PLC) Groups preview is a new Office 365 feature. We have completed rollout to Office 365 Education customers who have Office 365 Groups enabled.

How does this affect me?

Office 365 Groups, OneNote, Microsoft Planner, and Skype provide a simple and structured way for educators to collaborate in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). We have added PLC Groups to the “create group” option within the Office 365 Education experience (in Outlook, Calendar, and Outlook Groups mobile app). This applies only if you have Groups enabled in Office 365.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional information to learn more.

For further information about upcoming improvements to Office 365 Groups for Education, you can visit the Office 365 Education Roadmap.

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