Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services


What is SharePoint?

SharePoint is a cloud collaboration feature for communication, coordinating group efforts and sharing information.  SharePoint provides members access to a shared 1 TB file repository, integration with your personal OneDrive account and other additional features.  

The specific resources that are provided depends slightly on the experience your team wants to have. While you’re considering the options it’s important to remember that one size rarely fits all. Different teams may prefer to work different ways and Microsoft 365 has the tools to enable collaboration in whatever form your teams prefer.

When to SharePoint

Everything in SharePoint site is shared with the Group / Team.  All content is tied to the SharePoint site not an individual(s).  Site owners are in control of the SharePoint site; owners can add/remove/change access.  Below are common use cases for SharePoint:

Owners, Members and Guests

Owners are the moderators of the site. They can add or remove members and have unique permissions like the ability to change different settings about the site. Site owners can rename the SharePoint site, update the description or picture and more.

Group members are the regular users in your organization who use the group to collaborate. They can access everything in the group, but can't change group settings. For information about adding or removing group members see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/add-and-remove-group-members-in-outlook-3b650f4a-5c9b-4f94-a1bb-0cca4b1091de.

Guests are like members, but they are outside the University. By default members can invite guests to join the site, and the owner can control that setting. For more information, see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/guest-access-in-office-365-groups-bfc7a840-868f-4fd6-a390-f347bf51aff6.

Integrating SharePoint Files with OneDrive

Your SharePoint file can be integrated into your personal OneDrive interface for ease of use.  To do so, the site will need to be followed, as indicated below:

Click the above to follow the Office 365 Group and add to your OneDrive interface. Once followed, Office 365 Group files/folders will display in your personal OneDrive website.

‌Additional Information

If you would like assistance in creating a new SharePoint site or have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 773.508.4ITS, 773.508.4487 or via email at helpdesk@luc.edu.

Microsoft also provides several guides to assist using SharePoint file storage:

Last Modified:   Tue, November 3, 2020 1:44 PM CST