Introducing my free Collaboration in Microsoft 365 online course

The most important thing for me in my MVP contributions is doing my part to share free information and resources with the community. Sometimes that has meant speaking at a free event or user group, posting blog tutorials, or helping connect learners to resources via social media or email.

Lately I had been wondering how I could level up my impact since I’m not speaking at as many events these days (as with many of us). How could I provide “session-like” experiences online, but beyond just a one-time user group or virtual event? I wanted a way to connect to learners in new ways, and to do something unique.

After much research and seeing some inspiring examples in the MVP community (such as the Excelerator course and the RADACAD Academy), I decided I’d try my own hand at a self-paced, online course.

I’m thrilled to announce my Collaboration in Microsoft 365 course launching at https://www.NateTheTrainer.com.

There are so many great learning experiences are out there – some are free (like Microsoft Learn) and others come at a hefty price point (like large conferences and subscription services). I’m excited to offer this to learners for free, because free access to information and learning is near and dear to my heart. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if there weren’t free opportunities for me along my own path.

I'm just getting started and plan to expand and release more content and layers of experiences in the future. But for now, the course includes:

  • 30+ video and text lessons on OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams created by yours truly
  • Discussion threads on each lesson, and a learner Community for general questions and Q&A that don't fit into a single lesson
  • 3 product-focused quizzes with 10+ questions each, and one final exam with another 30+ questions
  • A course certificate upon completion

If you find value in the course and are able, I do have a $25 "tip" option at enrollment to help defray the expenses that go into creating a course like this. You can also donate a different amount here. I appreciate your support and your kindness immensely. Thank you for being a part of my community.

And if you're looking for something more or are interested in live, instructor-led training (in-person or virtual) for your organization, the M365 team at Centriq Training in Kansas City would love to work with you to deliver tailored and effective training solutions that meet your specific needs.

5 Replies to “Introducing my free Collaboration in Microsoft 365 online course”

      1. Still no luck. It just redirects me to the earlier URL and then fails. I very briefly get the message that the connection was reset, and then it changes to “www.natethetrainer.com unexpectedly closed the connection.”

        1. I was able to get to it using my home computer instead of my work laptop (same wired connection but some setting must be getting in the way on the work machine).

          1. Ah, yes sometimes firewalls and whatnot can get in the way. Glad you got it. ☺️

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