30 Clicks: Top 10 Reasons to Use SharePoint
Love it, hate it, indifferent, never heard about it? The mere mention of SharePoint, Microsoft’s robust collaboration software, sparks ideas, conversations and sometimes debate. Many Clark College faculty and staff are already using SharePoint’s features to store, organize, share and collaborate. Whether you’re a pro, a novice, or just curious, we invite you to join Clark Librarian Kitty Mackey as she shares her top ten reasons to use SharePoint. Recommended for Clark College staff and faculty with access to SharePoint, but everyone is welcome.
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Welcome and Introductions
What is Sharepoint?
Although it’s been around since 2001, it difficult to describe or explain it in a few sentences. It’s called a software platform, which means it’s a collection of many different products all lumped together. It’s difficult to describe, so instead, let’s take a look at this video:
Top Ten Reasons
The top ten reasons for using SharePoint that I'll show in the following video are collected from my own experience, as well as input I got from other SharePoint users on campus. These features are just a drop in the bucket for what's possible with SharePoint, but I hope our ideas help you to see what's possible.
Tips for Using Sharepoint
- To take advantage of all the features, use Internet Explorer. You can use other browsers and platforms, but some features may not be available to you.
Clark Employees, Learn More
- Attend the SharePoint Info Sessions, every 3rd Thursday, 12-1, Gaiser 205. Contact Karen Ferguson, 992-2317 for more information.
- For help using your own personal or team site Contact IT Specialist Ben Cecka, 992-2194.
- Lynda.com has excellent self-paced tutorials. Contact Karen Ferguson, 992-2317, about reserving a two-week block of time with lynda.com. One I recommend is SharePoint 2010: Getting Started
- Work through Microsoft's short online SharePoint Course.