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SharePoint - Site Essentials


In this hands-on class, you'll learn how to add and customize the functionality on your site. You will learn more about the roles and permission levels within SharePoint, as well as terminology. After creating a sandbox subsite, you'll experiment with adding and configuring common apps, create custom columns and views. Finally, you'll get to experiment with page layouts, and understand responsibilities as a site owner.

This course will be presented in two parts. Participants who are not site owners are free to leave after Part 1.

By the end of Part 1 of this course, you will be able to:

  • Log in, navigate, and access SharePoint.
  • Understand terminology, roles, and permission levels and practice managing permissions and groups.
  • Add and configure common apps, such as libraries, and lists.
  • Create custom columns and views.
  • Understand limitations of the Office Web Apps available.
  • Create and edit pages while applying page layouts and web or app parts.

By the end of Part 2 of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the SharePoint service, framework and responsibilities of being a site owner.
  • Understand the difference between SharePoint Groups and Office 365 Groups when managing permissions.
  • Understand best practices and considerations for planning a site.
  • Change site layout, navigation, and look.

For questions about this workshop, please contact KU IT Technology Instruction at or 785-864-5155.

No handout is available
No how-to documentation is available


Attendees should have a basic understanding of how to:

  • Operate a computer, mouse, and keyboard
  • Open a web browser and navigate to a website

Attendees should bring their phones or devices for DUO authentication.