What is Sharepoint?
SharePoint is a web application framework and platform developed by Microsoft, it integrates intranet, content management and document management.
It 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 along with system integration, process integration, and workflow automation capabilities.
If you are interested in saving and sharing personal documents with selected individuals, then we recommend that you use OneDrive from within your account.
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 use as described above. A request must be submitted in addition to the completion of on-line training, which must be completed before the site can be activated.
Before a college / department site will be created the individual(s), who will be listed as the administrators, must complete an online training session to insure proper management of the site.
IS&T has partnered with a 3rd party vendor that will supply online training at no cost to these individuals. To sign up for training, submit a request for a training account for each individual who will be listed as a Site Collection Administrator. Once a training account is activated, each person will receive an email notice from a site by the name of Lynda.com that will contain directions to be followed in order to complete the account activation.
Once the training account is activated, sign in to the training account and locate the training videos as follows:
- Select "Browse the Library"
- Select "IT"
- Select "SharePoint"
- Under the heading of "Skill Level" select "Beginner"
- Locate and view the videos titled: "SharePoint Online Essential Training" and "Managing Documents with SharePoint 2013"
Once training has been completed, a certificate of completion will be generated, at this time you may proceed with requesting a SharePoint site.
Request a SharePoint Site
Once training has been completed, or the primary administrator has previous experience with SharePoint, submit a request for a site. Upon completion of the request, an email confirmation will be sent to the email address listed for the primary administrator.
The following link will redirect you to a site that is managed by Microsoft. At this site you will find information on getting started, document and library management, lists to name a few. Sharepoint online help.
Engage 365 accounts, along with OneDrive, SharePoint, and other various Apps, are activated / deactivated based upon an individual's current association with the university. Please refer to the this eligibility list to determine if you are eligible for this service.