Getting Started With SharePoint Online

This course will provide you instructions on using SharePoint Online, including Team Sites and OneDrive for Business.
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

This course will give you an introduction on how to use both SharePoint Online Team Sites and OneDrive for Business that are part of Office 365. The course material is aimed at people using Office 365 inside a business.

Each lesson generally contains a short video tutorial focused on a particular topic, downloadable PDF material and well as a list of additional resources.

The course should take about 4 hours or so to complete and will give you the skills and confidence to use SharePoint Online Team Sites and OneDrive for Business more effectively and productively every day.

What are the requirements?

  • Have access to an Office 365 account
  • Have access to a Windows PC on which they can install software

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Work more confidently with SharePoint Online
  • Understand how to use SharePoint Online Team Sites
  • Understand how to use OneDrive for Business

Who is the target audience?

  • Office 365 users
  • Office 365 Information workers
  • IT Professionals
  • Office 365 resellers

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Section 1: Start Here

This video will give you an overview of the myself and what you can expect from the course.


Document Libraries are the heart and soul of SharePoint but exactly what are they and what do they do? this lesson will provide you with an introduction to these important components of SharePoint Online.


In this lesson you'll see how to upload files to Document Libraries as well as how to sort and filter to locate the document you are after quickly and easily.


One of the most common items that you can work with in SharePoint Online is calendars. This lesson will help you understand how to add the calendar app to your Team Site and then create appointments there. Remember, you can create as many calendars as you need in a SharePoint Team Site.


Tasks provide a way of keeping track of what needs to be done and share that with a team. Using SharePoint Online you can share tasks across a team of people all via a browser. This lesson will give you an introduction to tasks in SharePoint, show you how to configure and use them in your Team Site.


One of the major benefits of SharePoint Online is its flexibility to allow you to create exactly what you need. One of the features that allows you such flexibility is Custom Lists. This lesson will show you how to create Custom Lists in your SharePoint Team Site and how they can be quickly and easily configured.


With the explosive growth in digital images you need a place to store, catalogue and most importantly find them. SharePoint Online Picture Libraries allow you to do exactly that quickly and easily. In this lesson you'll see how to add a Picture Library to your Team Site, upload images to it and start adding 'metadata' to aid in searching.

SharePoint Online allows you to easily recover items that have been deleted using the in built Recycle Bin. This lesson will show you how to recover deleted items from the Recycle Bin and completely purge its contents if necessary.

Information is no good unless you can actually find it when you need it. Luckily, SharePoint Online has inbuilt search capabilities that automatically catalogue and index everything. This lesson will show you how to start using Search to locate the information that you need and take advantage of SharePoint Online's most powerful feature.

Each SharePoint Online Team Site comes with the ability to directly integrate a OneNote notebook into it. This is great for collaboration and email elimination since it can be opened on the web or on the desktop using the client software. This lesson shows you how to access and update this notebook on the web and on the desktop.

You can create a SharePoint Online list directly using an Excel spreadsheet. This allows you to not only quickly and easily create the structure for a new list but also import the data inside the spreadsheet. This lesson will show exactly how to go about creating a new list using a pre-existing spreadsheet.


You can access SharePoint Online information not only from your browser but also directly from many desktop applications. One of the common applications that is used to make this connection is Outlook. This lesson will show you how to connect and interact with a number of different SharePoint components using Outlook on the desktop.


As previously mentioned in this course, flexibility is one of the strongest assets of SharePoint Online. The ability to add more descriptive columns (also known as metadata) to most components of SharePoint Online greatly improves the ability to sort, filter and locate information. This lesson will show you how to add more columns to a SharePoint Online element and how they improve information retrieval.


Wikis are a fantastic way to capture information and build a knowledge base without the need for anything more than a browser. This lesson will show you how to work with SharePoint Online Wikis to create and link documents and start capturing you business critical intellectual property.


SharePoint Online gives you plenty of options to collaborate and minimize emails when working in a team. One of these are Discussion Boards, which allow you and your team to post and reply to items quickly. This lesson will show you how to create and work with Discussion Boards in SharePoint Online so you can make the most of sharing information inside you Team Site.


SharePoint Online allows you the ability to enable a full email box for each Team Site you create. This promotes the ability to have a single Team Site in SharePoint Online as the primary location for a project or function. This lesson shows you how to create a Site Mailbox for any Team Site and then interact with it and link it to desktop applications like Outlook.


Understanding how SharePoint Online keeps Team Site information secure is the focus of this lesson. You'll learn about inheritance as well as how to create unique access to shared information with SharePoint Online. You'll also understand how granular SharePoint Online securities can be configured if desired


Enterprise social networking is built into SharePoint Online. This will allow your team to more easily share and publish information that may have previously been siloed in tools like email. This lesson will show you the aspects of social networking in SharePoint Online as well as how to make the most from using these features.


SharePoint Online Team Sites make it easy to share information with both staff and external contacts. This lesson will show you how to go about sharing information quickly from a SharePoint Online Team Site. Whether than information is just a single file or a whole Team Site, today you'll see how it's done.


OneDrive for Business is designed for users to host their own personal files. In this lesson you'll learn how to get files into OneDrive for Business. You'll be taken through using the browser and the desktop to achieve this.


This lesson shows you the basics of sharing files with OneDrive for Business.

In this lesson you'll see how to share files from OneDrive for Business with external users who already have a free Microsoft account. You'll also see how you can share a file from OneDrive for Business so it can be viewed without having to login.
Here are some additional resources to help you explore more of the features of SharePoint Online and Office 365.

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Instructor Biography

Robert Crane, Technical Specialist and Microsoft MVP

Robert has a degree in Electrical Engineering as well as Masters of Business Administration. He is also a Small Business Specialist, Microsoft Certified SharePoint Professional and Office 365 Administrator. Robert has over 20 years of IT experience in a variety of fields and positions, including working on Wall St in New York. He continues his involvement with information technology as the Principal of the Computer Information Agency.

Apart from resolving client technical issues, Robert continues to present at seminars locally and internationally, as well as write on a number for topics for the Computer Information Agency. Since 2012 Robert has been awarded a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award from Microsoft for his contributions around the Office 365 product. He also develops and presents technology courses on a regular basis at various locations. Robert is committed to a process of ongoing business and technical education to continue developing the skills required to assist clients with their business challenges.

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