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How to use the University's SharePoint Online service to create/delete sites for your institutional users.

Who can use this service

The service is available to Institutions that are participating in the University's EES Agreement.

Who can create SharePoint Online sites within an institution?

Acting on feedback received following the soft launch to IT staff in January, we are now taking the membership of the existing Lookup Institutional Editors groups (instead of the Institutional Managers groups) and adding them to the corresponding institutional admin groups in the Blue AD. This transfer happens once an hour. This group in Blue is then synced to the Microsoft cloud. Once synced to the cloud, members of this group may create SharePoint Online sites for the institution.

How to create a SharePoint Online site ('portal')

Admin interface (append your Institution's ID):
https://universityofcambridgecloud.sharepoint.com/sites/<instID>

Documentation library:
https://universityofcambridgecloud.sharepoint.com/help/SitePages/Home.aspx

How to create A SharePoint Online site
 

How do I find my Institutional ID (instID)?

  1. Go to Lookup: https://www.lookup.cam.ac.uk/
  2. Use the Institution search to find your institution.
  3. The Institutional ID is shown in the ID column, e.g.:
    Institutional ID

How to delete a SharePoint Online site ('portal')

Documentation library:
https://universityofcambridgecloud.sharepoint.com/help/SitePages/Home.aspx

How to delete A SharePoint Online site
 

How long does it take for a site to go live?

New sites are live ~60 seconds after online set-up process is finished.
 

What support is available from UIS?

The service is provided for IT staff who are familiar with SharePoint/SharePoint Online, and UIS is not able to provide extended support. UIS will provide support for site creation/deletion only.
 

Does UIS offer any SharePoint training for institutions?

Yes. We offer a course that aims to cover topics that will assist institutions in evaluating SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online (2016) for their institutional requirements.

See: Microsoft SharePoint 2013/Online: For Your Institution

 

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