SharePoint Online

Available To

  • CSULB faculty and staff can request a SharePoint Online site.
  • Non-CSULB users can participate in a SharePoint Online site after being invited by site owner.
  • Upon creation, every SharePoint site is assigned an owner who can assign permissions and access to the site content.  These permissions can be changed for specific libraries, lists, or documents and items with those libraries and lists

Service Overview

SharePoint is a web-based collaboration and document management platform from Microsoft. It is the recommended solution for individuals and departments that wish to securely store, organize, and share information. Site owners manage their SharePoint site and have the ability to create and delete lists and libraries, grant other users permissions, activate site features, create new sub sites, and much more. Documents in SharePoint may also be shared with non-CSULB individuals. The default SharePoint site storage quota is 10 GB and can be increased upon request.

Service Details

Request a SharePoint Online Site

Faculty and Staff must first contact their college or department Technology Coordinator to request a SharePoint site.  The Technology Coordinator will collect details about the request and submit a request to DoIT.  The following information must be included in your request:

  • Site Title:  must follow the format "DEPT-Function," where "DEPT" is the name of your department and Function is the specific area/group/project within that department (can include spaces); (i.e., ITS-Communications)
    • Complete URL will be csulb.sharepoint.com/sites/DEPT-Function
  • Site owner(s): these are the people who will manage the building of the site and have the technical knowledge to do so

How to Access a SharePoint Site After It Has Been Created

  1. Login to CSULB's SSO: https://sso.csulb.edu
  2. Select the Office 365 Employee Apps
  3. Click on the SharePoint tile in Office 365
  4. If you do not see the site on the SharePoint dashboard, you can search for the site by name using the search bar near the top of the page.

Training Resources

  • SharePoint Online training materials by Microsoft
  • Various training available from Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning (via SSO):
    • SharePoint Online Essential Training (approx.. 9 hours)
    • SharePoint Tips & Tricks (approx.. 2 hours)
    • SharePoint Online New Features (approx.. 1 hour)
    • Designing a SharePoint Taxonomy (approx.. 40 minutes)

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