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SharePoint Online Noticeboard

Updates and helpful information from the SharePoint Solutions Service team

SharePoint Online Noticeboard

'How-To' Session 2021 Update

For the second year running, the SharePoint Solutions Service took part in the 'How-to' information sessions developed in collaboration with the New Students team to prepare new students joining the University of Edinburgh with practical information shared from a variety of professional support services. 

Within the category of 'How-to sessions to help you develop skills and be study ready', the SharePoint Solutions Service provided a presentation on 'How-to manage Personal Documents and Online Collaboration at the University', featuring an introduction to OneDrive, SharePoint and other Office 365 tools for students. You can view the video here. 


File Sharing Resources for Staff and Students

The SharePoint Solutions Service have developed a collection of resources to support both staff and students with personal document management and online collaboration at the University.

Resources for Staff

A series of guides have been developed covering both basics as well as managing file sharing and permissions for the following Microsoft 365 applications available to staff at the University:

  • SharePoint
  • OneDrive
  • Microsoft Lists

Each guide features guidance and examples of suggested usage, with topics covered including:

  • Adding members to your SharePoint site
  • Sharing files and folders in SharePoint and OneDrive (as well as how to stop sharing content, or change permissions)
  • Reporting on file and folder sharing in SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Creating rules in Microsoft Lists

Guidance for other Microsoft 365 applications will continue to be added to the Staff Resources page in due course.

Resources for Students

A series of guides have also been developed for students. Each guide covers a different theme and set of Microsoft 365 applications, featuring guidance and examples of suggested usage.



Need further support?

Please contact IS Helpline, ensuring 'SharePoint' is included in the subject line.