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Learn how to navigate the online learning platform with the help of our Online Learning Retention Specialist. Browse through our student development series to find tips on how to become a successful online student.


Learn something new

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The way you start out your semester sets the tone for your ability to organize, plan, and study for your courses. Learn insightful information to help strengthen your academic skills.

  • Start of the semester checklist
  • Breaking down your syllabus
  • Time management
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Finding success in your online courses requires developing strong independent study habits. Explore our collection of useful strategies and tips for online students.

  • Boost your productivity
  • Level up your mindset
  • Exam preperation
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Reset & Refocus

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Set backs happen, learn how to refocus and recover from academic stumbles. Improve from past mistakes and set goals to help elevate your academic standing.

  • Academic probation
  • Bouncing back from academic failure
  • Improving my GPA

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Microsoft Office 365

As a WSU student, you have access to this software for free! Log into your myWSU portal and click on the Office 365 icon on the top right corner of your screen. You can use the cloud based tools or download the software to your computer.

Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Users

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Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet that features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.

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Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to create and show slides to support a presentation. You can combine text, graphics and multi-media content to create professional presentations.

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Microsoft Word is a word-processing program used primarily for creating documents such as letters, brochures, learning activities, tests, quizzes and students' homework assignments. There are many simple but useful features available within this program.


Additional Office 365 Training Information


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 Read&Write lets everyone read, write and express themselves more confidently. Read&Write is for anyone who needs a little support with their reading and writing, at school or in the workplace. From hearing emails or documents read out loud to text prediction, picture dictionaries, summary highlighters and a grammar, spelling and confusable words checker, Read&Write makes lots of everyday literacy tasks simpler, quicker and more accurate.

Steps on how to access Read&Write Tool Bar
  1. Go to the website:
  2. Select the Try Now button and choose the platform you would like to install. This includes: Android, iPad,  Windows, Mac OS,  Chrome, and Edge.
  3. Once you choose a platform, you will select the install button. 
  4. Follow the steps indicated.
  5. Sign in with Microsoft by using your school email address.
  6. A new window will open that will prompt you to sign in again. Please make sure you log in with your and your password.
  7. Accept the outlined terms and then you will be able to utilize the toolbar.

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Read&Write Tool Bar

Once you have successfully installed the software, you will have access to the Read&Write toolbar. 

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