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What is Sharepoint?

SharePoint is a web application framework and platform developed by Microsoft, it integrates intranet, content management and document management.

SharePoint comprises a multipurpose set of Web technologies backed by a common technical infrastructure. By default, SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite. The web tools are intended for non-technical users. SharePoint can provide intranet portals, document & file management, collaboration, social networks, extranets, websites, enterprise search, and business intelligence. It also has system integration, process integration, and workflow automation capabilities.

It can be used as a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from almost any device. These sites are easily accessed from a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox.

If you are interested in saving and sharing personal documents with selected individuals, then we recommend that you use OneDrive from your account.  For further information on this product, please refer to the information listed within the section titled "OneDrive" located on the left of this screen.

If you are interested in developing a site to be accessed by the general population and/or the information residing within it needs to be managed by others within the organization, then an independent SharePoint site is recommended.

Faculty and staff may request the activation of a SharePoint site for used as described above.  A request for such a site must be submitted, in addition to the completion of on-line training, which must be completed before the site can be activated.  For additional information concerning the activation of a SharePoint site please select here.  Note, when visiting this site you may be required to sign in using your CampusNet credentials.  You may also access this information by signing into your Engage 365 account via a supported browser, select the "NewsFeed" App and then select "Cleveland State University SharePoint Sites" located on the left side of the screen.

Engage 365 accounts, along with OneDrive, SharePoint, Lync, Office Pro-Plus and Office mobile, are activated / deactivated based upon an individual's current association with the university.  Please refer to the Messaging Services page for information concerning address assignment and account eligibility to determine if you are eligible for this service.

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