Learning SharePoint can, at first, seem like a
daunting task. Rest assured that there is plenty of help out there. We hope
that these reference materials will shed light on the many useful features
of SharePoint and make development of your sites straightforward and fun.
Browse or search the following sections for easy access to reference
materials to help you in the development of your SharePoint sites.
If after searching these sections you still have questions, submit a ticket
HelpDesk or call 974-9900.
The How-to… section offers step-by-step instruction for
many of SharePoint’s features, procedures and workflows. The
entries in this section are designed to give a
straightforward walk through of a given procedure. If you
are new to SharePoint, and haven’t done so, we suggest you
participate in our
SharePoint Training Workshops to get a solid overview of
SharePoint’s features and concepts.
There are a few different ways to delete a (site) Page.
Browser Method 1 (Easiest):
Browser Method 2:
Designer Method 1
*For info regarding SharePoint's Recycle Bin, refer to the entry in the SharePoint Glossary.
Navigation for sites with the Publishing feature active is managed in one place, rather than two.
Site Actions > Site Settings, under Look & Feel, click on the Navigation.
Global Navigation (Top Menu Bar) and Current Navigation (Quick Nav), you can set whether subsites and/or pages are displayed and if the menu inherits menu items from its parent.
The Navigation Editing and Sorting section allows you to set up the heirarchy of your menu, decide whether certain items are hidden and establish new links.
Note: Deleting an item a heading or link from the menu does not delete the item from SharePoint, you are only removing the link in the menu. Subsites and Pages can not be deleted. If you do not want them to show in the menu select the item and click Hide.
**Note** Site Master Page section is for public facing sites, System Master Page sets the master page for the backend areas of SharePoint. It is not recommended that you change the settings for System Master Pages.
There is a lot of SharePoint jargon out there. A basic
understanding of these terms will go a long way when learning
and developing your SharePoint sites. Browse the glossary below
by clicking on the appropriate letter. Terms and their
definitions will display below.
New entries to this glossary are added frequently. Bookmark this page
for quick reference.
Controls whether a User needs to log in to see site content. If enabled, a User is not required to submit log in information and can freely browse site pages and assets.
Active X is an application framework
developed by Microsoft and is used to control features in many of its
programs including, but not limited to: Office suite, Internet Explorer, and
SharePoint. To take advantage of these features you will need to use
Internet Explorer when editing content in SharePoint.
Stumped? SharePoint offers a wealth of functionality, but
with this comes a few quarks. The FAQ offers a quick
resource for solutions to common issues. New solutions are
added every day. If you didn't find what you were looking
for, check back periodically, or contact the
Help Desk at 974-9900.
The scope of the FAQ is to give a potential solution to a
particular issue and lacks the capacity for step-by-step
instruction. In some cases, you may need to reference the
How-to… section for further instruction when resolving an
This site is a great resource, but if you are interested in more extensive training, we recommend OIT's SharePoint workshops (Overview, Documents, Permissions, and Lists) as a starting point. You can also contact the OIT HelpDesk at 974-9900 or http://help.utk.edu.
This all depends on what you need the site to do. Is the site intended to promote your department to the university and/or the general public or do you simply need to share information within the office?
Do you plan for your site to be "Public Facing?" If so, then you want to create a Publishing Site which allows for custom branding.
If you need a site to share documents, data, etc. within your department, then a Team Site is sufficient.
There are a few difference between My Sites and Departmental Sites. Every faculty and staff member has a My Site. A My Site is owned and controlled by an individual
and tends to focus on that individual. My Sites can be customized with a
listing of interests and skill sets for the owner of the site. If the
owner of a My Site leaves the university, his or her My Site may become
disabled; therefor it is not considered a best practice to use a My Site
for managing departmental resources. Additionally, while My Sites have
all of the functionality of a departmental site, there is some
functionality (My Newsfeed and My Profile) that is unique to My Sites.
There is no charge for using or requesting a SharePoint site. A My Site is already available for every UT Faculty and Staff member at no charge, and a Departmental Site can be requested at no charge.
This requires you to use SharePoint Designer to create a custom page
layout. OIT will be offering a class on SharePoint Publishing sites that
will cover how to do this. You can sign up for the class at http://oit.utk.edu/training.
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