ONLYOFFICE tips for students: how to make learning as effective as possible

10 April 2020By Sergey

ONLYOFFICE has proven to be an excellent solution for educational purposes. Now it is trusted by a great number of schools and universities all over the world. In this article, we have prepared some useful tips that will help students learn more effectively.

ONLYOFFICE for education

Making learning easier without losing effectiveness is probably what every student dreams about. They usually need a reliable but simple tool to keep up with their studies. Let’s find out how ONLYOFFICE can help them make things simpler.

Access you documents anytime and anywhere

ONLYOFFICE helps you stay productive in any situation. Work on your docs online from any browser and operating system without facing compatibility problems.

If your Internet connection is lost, and you can’t edit online, you may switch to ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors to keep working offline.

If you are always on the run and don’t have enough time to use your laptop or computer, you can edit your docs both locally and in the cloud with ONLYOFFICE mobile applications for iOS and Android.

You can use ONLYOFFICE online editors separately or easily integrate them into other collaboration platforms, such as  Nextcloud, ownCloud, Alfresco, Moodle, etc.

Bonus tip: Install ONLYOFFICE extension for Google Chrome and start editing documents from Google Drive with ONLYOFFICE online editors. 

Discover the magic of ONLYOFFICE plugins

The EasyBib plugin, a bibliography and citation management tool, helps you automatically cite sources for your research in just a couple of clicks. Plenty of credible sources of information, such as books, journal articles, and websites, are within easy reach.

Improve your writing with the built-in thesaurus that allows you to draw distinctions between similar words and helps you choose just the word you need. By clicking on a word, you get a full list of words that have the same or similar meaning as the word referenced.

ONLYOFFICE thesaurus

The built-in translator helps you get the meaning of any unknown word or phrase in a foreign language within seconds. The translator supports a lot of different languages and automatically determines the language you are working with.

Insert videos using the integrated YouTube plugin to make your learning materials even more illustrative. Your fellow students and teachers will be able to watch the inserted video right in the document.

Bonus tip: Have some rest with a game of chess. Read how to add this plugin in this article.

Create, edit and store all learning materials in one place

ONLYOFFICE allows you to organize a virtual workspace for creating, editing and storing text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. One application combines three powerful editors in a single suite, so you don’t have to switch between different computer programs any longer.

Create any documents you may need (notes, handouts for your projects, research papers, etc.). Add tables, images, charts, shapes, text boxes, hyperlinks, Text Art and Drop Caps, equations and various symbols to make your materials more structured and eye-catching.

Store all your documents in the ONLYOFFICE cloud.  If you use another storage platform (DropBox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.), you can connect it to the ONLYOFFICE cloud and synchronize all your files and access them from any device.

Bonus tip: Play audio/video files and view images with the in-built multimedia player.

Share your documents with ease

With ONLYOFFICE you can easily share your documents with your fellow students. Just generate an external link and send it to them to begin editing in real time.

Make sure that no unauthorised users can access your personal information providing your co-authors with different permission rights:

  • full access;
  • reviewing;
  • commenting;
  • form filling;
  • reading only.

Document sharing

Bonus tip: Using special embedding properties, insert a document into your website or blog making it available for all visitors.

Collaborate on your docs online

Do you have to do a group project? With ONLYOFFICE, you can invite your fellow students to collaborate on docs online. Editing together in real time will help you get the your work done more quickly.

Communicate with your co-authors in real time by tagging them or leaving comments right in the document. You can exchange ideas and opinions using the built-in chat. Editing and communicating simultaneously within one application can save you a little time.

Bonus tip: Did someone accidentally delete an important part? Restore it from the version history.

Help your teachers grade your written assignments online

Share your written assignments with your teacher and enable the review feature. Thus, your teacher gets access to the document and can assess it online

As a reviewer, your teacher is able to correct all the grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes, leave helpful comments and notes for you without editing the document.

Bonus tip: For tracking changes, use one of the three available display modes  – Markup, Final, Original.

Free ONLYOFFICE cloud for personal use

Ready to try ONLYOFFICE? Use ONLYOFFICE Personal. It’s absolutely free. Take advantage of your personal cloud office to boost your learning productivity right now.


Want to use ONLYOFFICE in your school and organize a virtual classroom? ONLYOFFICE for schools is free. Just contact our sales team at to discuss all the details.

Educators can also use ONLYOFFICE to make distance teaching much easier. Read this article to find out more.

We hope this article has been useful for you. If you have any questions, leave a comment in the comments section below or just tweet us at @only_office.