SharePoint is a collaboration tool which offers:
- online document library collaboration
- version control
- approval control
- lists, libraries and wikis
- flexible permission control
Many University Schools and Services have SharePoint site collections, comprising top level sites and subsites.
Staff in Schools/Services can request a sub-site from your School/Service Site Administrator. If you are not sure who that is, submit a request in UofG Helpdesk.
Before asking for a SharePoint site
Check whether your requirements might be better met by other University systems you can already access. If you want to:
- Share documents short-term, or with a small number of people, to work on version control or co-author live: Use OneDrive for Business
- Transfer documents securely to anyone internal or external to the University: Use the Transfer service
- Share documents for research purposes, with staff, students and other HEI academics: Use Owncloud for Researchers
- Just want to share content, comments, documents with a group of staff/students, no version control needed: Use Yammer (NB If you use Yammer, you are responsible for keeping copies of your shared documents on University filestore, as they will not be backed up on Yammer)
More information on file storing/sharing.
The MyGlasgow Portals for staff and students are currently hosted in SharePoint. All registered students and staff can access these via MyGlasgow.
The current SharePoint collaboration service is SharePoint 2010. The University is considering a supported migration to SharePoint Online as part of the Office 365 Programme. For more information, contact the Programme Manager Diane.Montgomery@glasgow.ac.uk.
- Hand-over is provided to Site Collection Administrators who are responsible for supporting users.