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(Application) SharePoint Sites

SharePoint is a set of tools that allow you to build a public or private website within Office 365. Its customization options are nearly limitless, so you can build a site that meets your unique needs.

At its core, SharePoint is designed to facilitate collaboration within organizations and teams, regardless of size. A SharePoint site can help keep your workplace, classroom, school club, or project group on the same page.

Before you begin login to Office 365 at office.cloud.oregonstate.edu 


Create a new SharePoint Site

  1. On the top of the page, click “Sites”
  2. Click “+new site”
    Click Sites in Office 365, and press the + symbol to create a new site. 
  3. Enter a name for your site
  4. Click “Create”
    Type in your site's name, and confirm the site creation by clicking "Create" 
  5. In the top right of your new site, click “Follow”

Note: Followed sites can be easily accessed from your main “Sites” page.


Share your SharePoint Site

  1. In the top right of your SharePoint site, click “Share”
    In the sites view in 365, find the "Share" icon 
  2. Enter the names or email addresses of your team members
  3. (Optional) Enter a message that will be included with each invitation
  4. Click “Share”
    In the fields, type in the people you wish to share with, a message (this is optional), and then confirm by pressing "Share" 

Note: Share invitations will be sent to your team members’ inboxes.


Add Documents to your SharePoint Site

Documents on a SharePoint site exist independently of OneDrive. However, the process to create or upload files is similar on both platforms.

  1. On your SharePoint site, click “Documents” in the left navigation bar
    Find Documents on your navigation bar 
  2. Click “+new” or “upload”
    On this page you may find tools to upload or create new documents for your site 

Note: When you add a document to your SharePoint site, it can be viewed and edited by anyone who has access to the site.


Add Apps to your SharePoint Site

Apps add extra features and functionality to your SharePoint site.

  1. On your SharePoint site, click the cog icon in the top right corner 
  2. Select “Add an app” from the drop down menu
    Find the cog in the upper right corner while in your site page 
  3. Scroll through the options and click the app you’d like to add
    Find an app within the selection of apps in which you wish to add 
  4. If prompted, enter a name for the app
  5. Click “Create”
    Once you've added the app, pick a name for it and press "Create" 
  6. Click on your newly added app to begin using it
    After pressing create, it will then go to your Site's Content. Click the app to begin using it. 

Note: The “Site Contents” page, which can be accessed from the cog menu or the left navigation menu, is where you can view and access all of the apps that you’ve installed on your site.


Add Links to your SharePoint Site

  1. On your SharePoint site, click “Edit Links” next to a navigation menu
    In your site, press "Edit Links" 
  2. Click “+link”
    In your links, press +Link 
  3. Enter the text that will display on the navigation menu
  4. Enter the full URL of the link destination (http://…)
  5. Click “OK”
    Type in Text to display, the URL, and then confirm by pressing "OK" 
  6. Click “Save”
    Save's location is up by the + Link option 


Learn more about SharePoint Sites

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