With SharePoint, sites are able to share documents, collaborate online, and store resources. Sites are organized into a Site Collection which is created by KU IT. Once a site collection is created, a site owner can create new sites in their collection as needed.
Access SharePoint by signing in to office365.ku.edu with your KU Online ID and password.
The links on the left provide more information on managing and working within a SharePoint site.
Create your SharePoint site
You can create a new top-level SharePoint site on your own by from the SharePoint landing page. Click on +Create site at the top-left corner of the screen. From there, you will need to choose a team site or communication site based on your needs.
Team sites are for those who want a place where the members of a work group or project team can collaborate on project deliverables, plan an event, track status, or exchange ideas.
Communication sites are for sharing news, reports, statuses, and other information in a visually compelling format. Unlike Team sites, you will not get a Quick Launch (left-hand-side menu) and you will not get apps like Planner or Teams.
Learn more about the differences between a team and communication site.
If you prefer KU IT to create a new site collection for you, please submit a request form.
How to create a new subsite
The initial site will be created by KU Information Technology from an existing site template. From there, the site owner can modify the site and create multiple subsites.
- Sign in to office365.ku.edu and go to the initial team site.
- Click the settings icon and select Site contents from the list. [see screenshot]
- At the top-right menu, click +New and select Subsite. [see screenshot]
- Enter the Title, Description and URL for the new site. [see screenshot]
- Select Team Site (no Office 365 group) for the template.
- Set up permissions as needed.
- Click Create.