Information, Technology & Consulting

Accessing SharePoint

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SharePoint is an online communication and collaboration environment. With Microsoft® SharePoint, you can:

  • create a community of people who have access to a common set of information that's always kept current;
  • build a collaboration space to meet the specific needs of your group or project - create shared calendars, workflows, meeting workspaces, custom lists, and much more to allow SharePoint to best meet your situation;
  • create and save documents in a single, secure location and use excellent search capabilities to find content.

Because SharePoint documents are hosted on a server, you can access them from any computer.

Getting Access

To find out if SharePoint can help you address a business need, contact the SharePoint Service Team via email at [email protected] or the IT Service Desk at [email protected].

Logging In

Access to each SharePoint site is controlled via the person who requested that particular SharePoint site be set up, or their designate. This person is referred to as the "site administrator". Site administrators are the ones who grant access to their SharePoint sites. This is NOT a function that the IT Service Desk or SharePoint Service Team can do for you. To access your SharePoint site(s) contact your "Site Administrator".

Getting Help

If you are having problems accessing your SharePoint site or issues within your site, contact your site administrator. If you are a site administrator who is having issues accessing your own site, contact the SharePoint Service Team at [email protected] or [email protected].

Training

SharePoint training is offered through the SharePoint Service Team. In addition, informational videos on SharePoint are available at Lynda.Dartmouth.edu. If you would like to discuss training or schedule a training session specific for you department, contact the SharePoint Service Team at [email protected].

System Requirements

A web browser is all that is required to access a SharePoint site once the Site Administrator has granted you permissions to that site. Web browsers that we know work include:

  • Internet Explorer (32–bit recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari (some limitations)
Topic: 
Email, Communication and Collaboration
Subtopic: 
File Sharing
Last updated: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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