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...your teamwork planning tool.

Microsoft Planner offers a simple solution to the chaos of collaborative projects. Users are able to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, and discuss with others what they're working on. Planner provides a complete list of your tasks and their status while also allowing users to attach files to tasks and work together on files in real time. 

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Get Set-Up
Online Access to Planner

You can access Planner by going to and clicking on the Planner tile.

Download the Mobile App

Stay in touch with the Planner Mobile App!  Search for Microsoft Planner in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store

Access through O365 Teams

Planner can also be accessed through Office 365 Teams.  A Planner tab can be added to any Team, once the Team has been created.  

If you will be managing multiple Planners, we advise you to set them up through Teams. It will help you keep the Planners organized and minimize the amount of upkeep needed to keep them active.

Self-Directed Training 
Microsoft Support Quick Start
Microsoft's support site offers an overview of Planner features with step-by-step instructions on its Planner Quick Start webpage.
LinkedIn Learning Video Training

For Faculty/Staff:

  • Sign into Cornerstone at
  • Select Browse for Training
  • In the Search bar, search for Planner
  • Select the appropriate training class



Teams & Groups
a table with information about making a plan for groups
Make a Plan

To make a Plan

  • First, login to Request IT by navigating to
  • Click Need Access
  • Click O365/MS Teams
  • Click O365 Group/Teams Creation
  • Fill out the form, hit Next then Submit

Please allow one business day for it to be created.  Once your plan has been set-up, you can add members.

Data Recovery Period

There is a 30-day data recovery window after the Group expires.

Questions? Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
757-221-4357 (HELP) | | Jones 201, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm