skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

What is SharePoint Online?

SharePoint Online is a collection of cloud- and web-based technologies that makes it easy for groups to create, share, and collaborate more effectively.

     IMPORTANT: UIS only provides a mechanism for creating a basic SharePoint Online site – it is down to the user to customise the site to use any additional functionality beyond a basic Document Library.

UIS does not provide techincal support for the administration and use of SharePoint Online beyond the creation and deletion of sites for Institutional IT staff.


Collaboration features

'Out-of-the-box', a University SharePoint Online site can be used to:

  • Publish web pages (to share with anyone who has a Microsoft user account)
  • Share and sync files
  • Work together on documents at the same time
  • Assign tasks and automate reminders
  • Track deliverables
  • Access files from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Add any user with a Microsoft account
  • Work on mobile devices.

 

Add apps to help you achieve more...

Under the Settings menu, you can install more apps to add functionality, including:

  • Shared calendars
  • Photo libraries
  • Wiki libraries
  • Issue tracking
  • Workflows for Office 365
  • Surveys
  • Announcements
  • Contacts
  • Discussion boards

Further information:

UIS Service Status

Phone padded  Service status line: (01223) 463085
Website  Sign up for SMS/email status alerts
Website  Read major IT incident reports

UIS bITe-size bulletin


A regular newsletter aimed at the University's IT community, highlighting service and project news from UIS.

Sign up >  |  Back issues

RSS Feed Latest news

Microsoft Windows vulnerability announced: how to protect yourself

Mar 31, 2020

Microsoft has announced a serious vulnerability in all versions of Windows. Find out the steps you can take to protect your machine and your data.

Teaching software available to students

Mar 31, 2020

Most of the licensed teaching applications UIS provides on the MCS is for institutional use only, but student licences are available for some software.

View all news