Microsoft Planner.

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Take the chaos out of teamwork and get more done! Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.

– Microsoft Planner

Planner was made generally available in June 2016 and offers an alternative to products like Trello or Basecamp. Planner offers a new way for schools, colleges and businesses, to structure their teamwork and get more done, whilst remaining integrated into their Office 365 products.

You can open Planner from the Office 365 app launcher. In a few easy steps, you can then create a new plan, build a team, and assign tasks.


Start off by creating a ‘New Plan’ to represent the project you are working on or a unit you are studying/teaching.

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Once created you can add columns, referred to as ‘buckets’ which could be used to represent weeks or topics.

Then create tasks to complete, including a title, due date and allocate the work to yourself or other individuals.

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Once created you can provide more information about the task and update the status of the task.

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Keep an eye on charts to see how yourself and the team and getting on with current workloads.

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