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Get Started: Transition from Collect It to Microsoft SharePoint

SharePoint is a web-based, collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office and offers a document management and storage system.

Even if you are a beginner with SharePoint, you can grant permissions to people to upload files to your site.

Intermediate to advanced skills are required to:

  • automate assignment of permissions
  • automate processes
  • move uploaded files to a restricted area of the SharePoint site

View a sample SharePoint site configured to offer the functionality of Collect It

Get started with SharePoint

  1. Contact help@uw.edu to request a SharePoint site.
  2. While you’re waiting for your site to be created, make a list of people who should have permissions to upload files.
  3. In your new SharePoint site, add those names to the site members group.
  4. Add those names to the site members group.
  5. Select the settings cog and then Site Settings.
  6. On the Site Settings page, select People and Groups.
  7. With the Members group selected on the left, select New | Add Users. Use the @uw.edu email address.

Next, you will send the URL for the document library to the users who can upload files.

  1. On the left side of the page, select Documents.
  2. Move your cursor into the browser address bar.
  3. Select the address of the library. It will look something like this:
    https://uwnetid.sharepoint.com/sites/{yoursiteURL}/Shared%20Documents
  4. Copy the address and paste it into an email.