Office 365 modern SharePoint sites for beginners
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Office 365 modern SharePoint sites for beginners

SharePoint modern sites explained. All videos are a practical exercise, showing SharePoint features in action.
3.9 (18 ratings)
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54 students enrolled
Created by Velin Georgiev
Last updated 11/2019
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The SharePoint sites are confusing initially. I designed this course for humans with no technical knowledge.
  • You will learn what a modern SharePoint site is.
  • You will learn how to create content-rich SharePoint site pages.
  • You will learn how to share a SharePoint site with different users.
  • You will learn how to apply themes and branding for a modern SharePoint site.
  • You will learn how to manage files and data within the SharePoint site.
  • This course is a perfect fit for SharePoint site owners.
  • No prerequisites required. Just sit back and enjoy.

In this course, you will learn how to work with Office 365 modern SharePoint Online sites. I made the course for users that have never worked with SharePoint before or users that would like to improve their productivity and become an Office 365 power user. I demonstrate different features like creation of site pages, working with files, branding your site, sharing it with others, and more. I demo them directly, working with a SharePoint site in most of the lectures. Since this is Office 365 SharePoint online course, I do not cover SharePoint on-premise 2013, 2016, and 2019 versions.

Who this course is for:
  • Users that just started with SharePoint sites.
  • Users that would like to increase their productivity at work.
  • Users that would like to become power users and learn about more SharePoint modern features.
Course content
Expand all 42 lectures 03:23:16
+ Prerequisites: Create Office 365 subscription
3 lectures 10:33

Create your own Office 365 subscription for free. By creating a new subscription, you will easily get access to all the Office 365 f, including SharePoint Online.

Preview 04:46

A quick demo on how to create a new user in Office 365 tenant.

Preview 03:41

This video will demo how you can update your Office 365 profile. After all, it is your personality, and you would want to look professional.

Preview 02:06
+ Create SharePoint site
7 lectures 26:32

Create your first modern SharePoint Communication site.

How to create modern SharePoint site

In this video, I will explore all the components that come with the newly created SharePoint Communication site. I will demonstrate how to navigate effectively on the site to find stuff easily.

Site contents of a SharePoint Communication site

Update your site logo, title, and description to align with your company or team culture.

How to change SharePoint site title and logo

A SharePoint site has menus on various places on a page at different times. This video is a quick overview of diverse SharePoint menus you can take advantage of when you are on your SharePoint site.

SharePoint site menus explained

If you are a site owner, you would be able to modify the site navigation, and this is a demo on how to do that.

How to modify a SharePoint site navigation

You can invite users to your site and grant them different levels of permissions like editors, readers, or owners. Sections of your SharePoint site are seen differently depending on if the user is just reader, editor, or owner.

Difference between SharePoint site owner and user with read permissions

The demo shows how a site can be made visible to everyone in the organization. A tip that might be useful when you plan to have your intranet portal and work on it privately until it is ready. Once your internet site is ready, you would have to know how to invite employees all at once.

Make the site visible to everyone in your organization
+ Understand the site branding
2 lectures 07:58

No web design skills are required to make your site a little more appealing. The SharePoint themes and colors still have limited options, but at least you can quickly change the look to match your style.

Change a SharePoint site theme and colors

By default, the SharePoint site comes with a big site header that can be changed to a minimal one if you would prefer minimalistic designs.

Change the header style of a SharePoint site
+ Publish content-rich site pages
9 lectures 33:52

The student will learn how to create modern SharePoint site pages.

Create your first SharePoint site web page

There are multiple options to customize the top section of a SharePoint site page. I will talk about them in this video.

Customize the header of modern SharePoint site page

Create a text-rich SharePoint online site page utilizing the text web part. I will demonstrate the precious text capabilities of it.

Create a text-rich SharePoint site page using the text web part

This lecture will explain how a content author can add images on a modern SharePoint site page.

Add image on a modern SharePoint site page

Reporting is an integral part of the modern workspace, and SharePoint is no exception in displaying reports even on a site page.

Display Microsoft Excel file on a modern SharePoint site page

In this lecture, I will show how to display a word document on a SharePoint site page.

Display Microsoft Word document on a modern SharePoint site page

In this lecture, I will show how to display a PDF document on a SharePoint site page.

Display PDF file on a modern SharePoint site page

In this lecture, I will show how to display a PowerPoint presentation on a SharePoint site page.

Display PowerPoint file on a modern SharePoint site page

This video demonstrates a tip for uploading an MP4 video file to SharePoint and displaying that video on a modern SharePoint site page. I would use Microsoft Stream for more advanced scenarios, but simple requirements uploading an MP4 video is a nice hack that can do the work.

Display mp4 video on a modern SharePoint site page
+ One place to organize and share files - Document Library
9 lectures 01:02:58

The Document Library is a powerful feature of the SharePoint site for organizing team files. A document can easily be stored there and edited by multiple users simultaneously without causing conflicts.

Manage team files from single place - Document Library

Document versioning is enabled in Document Libraries by default. It allows you to revert to a previous version of any document. It will enable you to keep track of changes made by your teammates as well.

What is document versioning?

The sync feature of a Document Library allows the team files to be downloaded and synced from a local folder of your Windows or macOS operating system. That means that you and your team have a folder on the operating system where the files are always up to date, no matter which team member updated them.

How to fully utilize the sync feature of a Document Library

This video will demonstrate how you can organize team files in folders and sub-folders. I will show some helpful hacks on how to copy and move files and folders using drag and drop.

Organize your files in sub-folders in a Document Library

The metadata is a very important piece of business nowadays. Adding extra data to your documents might simplify the business process or unlock new opportunities.

Add business value by adding metadata to files

List views are powerfull representations of data, and we can create a list view per business requirement. Once a student utilizes this process, they can solve business needs by just creating a separate view that shows only the right documents and data.

Data view for every requirement

Every business needs a content approval flow. The SharePoint document library supports this by default. It is a simplified version and less powerfull than PowerAutomate flow, but it is quick to set up.

Make use of content approval for your files

This video shows how multiple users can edit a document stored in a SharePoint document library at the same time, without any interactions. It is a demonstration of what the experience is and what feedback is given the all the editors while editing the document simultaneously.

Multiple users can edit a file simultaneously

I will explore different ways to share a file that is stored in a SharePoint document library.

Ways to share a file with teammates
+ Create forms and lists with data
6 lectures 29:02

SharePoint lists are like spreadsheets. I usually use the lists as forms for storing employee requests  like timesheets, service requests, project requests, HR database, and others. In the video, I will show how to get started and create a modern team Timesheets list.

What is a SharePoint List?

The Title column comes with every list, and it is tough to hide it, especially if you are new to SharePoint. In the video, I am explaining how you can hide the Title column from a list in case you do not want to use it.

Hide the Title column of a list

The quick edit feature of a SharePoint list is giving the user the option to edit data rows the same way as in the Excel spreadsheets. In this video, I will explore this feature.

Quick edit data within a SharePoint List

In this video, I will explore the export to excel feature of a modern SharePoint list. It is a handy feature that can enrich your reporting capabilities for the list, including Microsoft Excel in the toolset.

Export list data to excel

We created a Timesheets list, and it needs manager approval on new submission. Let's implement manager approval for new timesheet entries.

Implement manager approvals for a list

In this video, I will explore ways to sort and filter data and then save it as a separate list view. This is handly when the business requires to see the data from different angles.

Filter data and save it as view
+ Advanced tips
5 lectures 31:51

Users that can edit their items in a list can modify the items of the others by default. In this video, I will share a tip on how to prevent users from editing items that are not created by themselves.

How users can edit their list items, and just read the items from the others?

Let's make some use of the Events calendar and turn it into an organizational calendar. The events feature usually underestimated by the users, but I will try to convince you that it can be useful.

Make use of the Events list as organizational Calendar

Do not worry if someone deleted an important file. There are ways to recover it. In this video, I will explore the recycle bin and the second stage recycle bin. Did you not know there is a second stage recycle bin?

Recover deleted files and site pages

Sometimes an author might fall into a site page lock applied by another user how we can unlock a site page that is checked in by users that went on a vacation, for example.

Unlock checked out by someone site page

In this video, I will share a quick tip on how to set another site page as a homepage for your SharePoint site.

Set another page to be a home page
+ Thank you!
1 lecture 00:30

Thank you for your time! I hope this course will help you understand SharePoint better.

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