Parents transitioning to remote learning

Parents and Guardians

Wherever your students are on their journey to remote learning, find the help you need to keep them engaged, connected, and on track to succeed.

Guidance for parents and guardians

Get the resources and tools you need to support students of all ages and abilities as they navigate learning from home.

Buying a device for yourself or your child

Information to help you choose a device for your child.

Find the right device

Distance learning with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams

Engage your student with easy tools they can use at home—the same industry-leading productivity tools that will take them from kindergarten through college and career. Free for students and educators.

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Support for students

Find resources, tools, and tips to help students stay engaged and learning.

Getting started in your online class with Microsoft Teams

Free for students, all you need is your school sign-in information to get up and running in your online classroom with Office 365 Education and Microsoft Teams, accessible anywhere and on any device.

Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guide

Tips for students

Learn how to do almost anything in Microsoft Office 365 Education with these short, informative videos.

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Additional resources

Find all the resources you need to keep students learning and engaged while working from home.

Home and family resources

Discover tools and resources to help you connect, work, learn, and play—all from home.

Family Learning Centre

Find free, safe, and simple experiences that encourage families to learn together—for ages 3 to 12.


Frequently asked questions

Continuing to drive student engagement and focused learning can be a challenge, especially for those moving to remote learning for the first time. To help parents and families support students, we have created a Remote Learning Guide for parents and guardians.

    There are a number of cloud-based applications in Office 365 Education that are great for remote learners.

    • One of the most valuable collaboration tools we offer for classrooms is Microsoft Teams. In Microsoft Teams, teachers can connect with one another in online PLCs (professional learning communities) and they can connect with students–distributing and grading assignments, chatting with students to offer support as needed, and conducting video calls to ensure students still have valuable face time with their peers and instructors while out of the classroom.
    • OneNote is also a great tool for remote learning, offering students the ability to record work in an online notebook, even when they are offline.
    • In Flipgrid, students can have conversations about curriculum and share their voice via short videos online.

    Schools and students are all eligible for free Office 365 with an EDU email address and can sign up here. If a school is already licensed for Office 365, parents should receive the correct log in information from the school for their child to access the necessary tools for online learning. See the Remote Learning Guide for parents and guardians.



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