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Student Tools is an add-in that identifies a set of existing features in Office that could be beneficial to students and places them into a single Ribbon tab. This Ribbon tab lives across Desktop Office 2016 MSI and/or 365 ProPlus – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. IT Admins can easily deploy the “Student Tools” setup package, which installs a custom Ribbon with helpful tabs, including: Dictation, Researcher, and Co-authoring/sharing to the four apps in Office 2016/365. We believe these tools are incredibly valuable in the education world and we hope to see students engage more with Office to achieve their full potential.
Meet the team
"We believe there is a great deal of value within Office that students can experience in a very simple and accessible way."
Jonathan Grudin, Harikrishna Ummaneni, Mike Tholfsen, Sahir Boghani, Ryan Waller, and Victoria Akulich
Education Production Team
While talking with teachers and students from around the world, we heard a recurring theme; there were so many great features for students using Office, but students weren’t always aware of the latest tools that might benefit them. In addition, teachers expressed a need to have some of the best education-focused tools to be arranged in a single spot. Using this feedback, we had a hypothesis that if we installed a ribbon tab called “Student Tools” that pulls existing features from Office Desktop applications apps and places them into a single tab, that Students and Teachers both could discover and use the full breadth of Office features that already exist.