What is SharePoint?

SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration and data management platform that is supported by the Technology Department. It can be used for secure document management and sharing, Web hosting, Project Management, and more. Faculty and staff can access our intranet sites (Login using NetID required), request a new site, or click on any of the options below to learn more.

Faculty and Staff already have permission to log into the main SharePoint Intranet site. SharePoint offers a central location for collaboration on projects including document libraries to store important documents, task lists to assist in coordination and project management, calendaring and more.

Document Storage
SharePoint provides a secure location for storing, managing and collaborating on documents that are important to you. Some of the features that SharePoint offers include:

  • Integration with Microsoft Word
    SharePoint is integrated with Office 365. This allows users to edit a live document, co-author (multiple people editing a single document), and edit documents directly from your browser.
  • File History/Versioning
    SharePoint offers File History for all documents. This feature allows you to roll back changes, if needed, and provides a historical record of changes to a file.
  • Security
    Permissions can be assigned to a document library or to individual documents stored inside the library which gives complete access control to documents. Specific faculty and staff can easily be searched and added as Office 365 is synchronized with our Active Directory.

Data Management
SharePoint offers a detailed platform for list content, management and data representation. There are multiple default list templates that are provided out of the box by Microsoft that can be customized to meet the specific needs for SharePoint sites. Some of the default templates include announcements, discussion boards, links, calendars and tasks.

SharePoint also offers the option of creating a blank list that can be used to customize a list from the ground up. Once a list has been created, you can create multiple views for sorting, filtering and data presentation.