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Microsoft Learning Essentials 2.0

Microsoft Learning Essentials 2.0

September 11, 2005
September 11, 2060

Microsoft Learning Essentials 2.0 is an Office product benefit that runs on top of Microsoft Office to give students and educators a custom Office environment with tools to help them in the classroom. Curriculumbased templates and toolbars for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel are provided in both a teacher and student-based environment. Teachers are provided with more than 117 templates and 38 tutorials for classroom handouts and presentations, grading rubrics, and classroom management tools.

Learning Essentials is available only to Microsoft Academic Volume Licensing customers. Academic customers who have (or acquire) volume licences for Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office XP, Professional or Standard editions, are licensed to use Learning Essentials at no additional licensing cost. All Focused Education member districts that have purchased Microsoft Office under the Focused Education Provincial Office Agreement or through an Academic Select Agreement are also eligible.

How Do I Access This Program?

Microsoft Learning Essentials is available to BC districts, schools and individual classroom teachers through a free download on the Microsoft website: Learning Essentials Download

It is also available as part of the Focused Education Provincial Office Agreement Work At Home Rights (WAHR) for any teacher whose district has taken part in this initiative. Please contact the Focused Education District Software Contact in your district for more information on WAHR and how to order your copy of Microsoft Office and Learning Essentials for home use.

Where Can I Get More Information?

For further information about this agreement please contact Focused Education at 604-713-5920 or by email at