SharePoint Sites

SharePoint Sites are online communities supporting university organizations, projects and other Wright State-related functions. Within these SharePoint sites/communities, you can then share files, calendars, and other important information with any other members of the site. SharePoint sites are a great choice if you want to share information for longer periods of time. For example, you may want to create a SharePoint site for your department, college, or committee. Help for both SharePoint site owners and members is available below. For questions about SharePoint sites, contact the CaTS Help Desk.

Getting Started

To get started with SharePoint sites, follow these steps. Note: It is not necessary to request a site if you only want to browse or join sites. You should only request a site if you are interested in being an administrator or site owner of a SharePoint Site.

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Log in to SharePoint 

To log in to SharePoint sites, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Office 365 Outlook Web App account, either by clicking on the Email/Calendar button in WINGS, or by visiting http://outlook.wright.edu.
  2. Once logged in, click on the grid in the top left corner of the Office 365 screen.
  3. Select the SharePoint application
  4. You are now logged in to SharePoint sites and you can browse, join, or request a site.

2

View a Sample Site

If you want to see what SharePoint Sites are all about, you should check out one of our sample sites! Here's how:

  1. Click on the “SharePoint” button from within your Outlook Web App.
  2. Click on the “Browse Existing Sites” tile icon.
  3. Under the "Your Social Sites" area, click on “Sample Social Site."
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Request a SharePoint Site

If you would like to be an administrator or site owner of a site for your college, department, committee, or project, you can request one using our convenient online form. Here's how to access the form:

  1. Click on the "SharePoint" application from within your Outlook Web App.
  2. Click on the "Request an Online Community" from the left side column
  3. Fill out the form. Your request will be sent to an SharePoint Sites administrator, who will be in contact with you concerning your request.
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Browse or Join a Site

To see what sites are available to join, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the "SharePoint" application from within your Outlook Web App.
  2. Click on the "Browse Exisiting Sites" from the left side column.
  3. You can find a site by either using the search button or by browsing the "Sites where you can request access" area.
  4. Click on the name of the site. If permission is required to join the site, you will be asked to submit a request.

 

Help for SharePoint Site Owners

As a SharePoint site owner, you have the ability to manipulate your site in a number of ways through various features, membership options, etc. This section will help you get started on building your site. If you would like further assistance, feel free to contact the CaTS Help Desk.

Getting Started

 

Building and Maintaining the SharePoint Site

 

Advanced Features

 

Resources

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Help for SharePoint Site Members

As a member of a SharePoint site, you have access to a number of tools to communicate and share information with other members of the SharePoint site. More information about how to use a SharePoint site as a member is shown below.

SharePoint Site Navigation

Most SharePoint sites share some basic navigation options. This section provides descriptions for each of these options so you can learn to easily navigate your site. An example of an SharePoint Site navigation menu is shown to the right.

Office 365 Site Sample Menu

Home: This is the homepage that displays the current items in each section of the site.

Documents: This section is where you can create a new document or upload a document for the entire site to see and collaborate on.

Calendar: The Calendar section allows you to create group events that everyone can view.

Announcements: The Announcements section provides you with an area to display current news or information you would like to share with the entire site. 

Discussions: The Discussions area of the SharePoint sites allows chat rooms to be set up in order to discuss specific topics.

Contacts: The Contacts section provides you with an area to store member information with ease.

Picture Library: The Picture Library is an area to store images that the entire group can access.

Site Contents: The Sites Contents allows you to customize and manage your SharePoint site.