Tutorial: How to create a communication site in SharePoint Online & Microsoft Teams
In SharePoint Online you can create two types of sites: team sites and communication sites. In this blog post, we focus on creating a communication site.
With SharePoint-communication sites, you can speed up internal communication by sharing information within your organization in a standard site.
This blog post belongs to the Microsoft SharePoint training series
#1: Preparing for a SharePoint test environment, how to create a Office 365 tenant ?
#2 Tutorial: How to create a communication site in sharepoint online ?
#3 Integrate a SharePointsite in Microsoft Teams tab as start page
#4 Apply default templates to SharePoint Online - Template chooser
#5 How To Move Or Copy Files In SharePoint Or Microsoft Teams
How do I log on to SharePoint?
You can log in to SharePoint with your Microsoft Office 365 account, through the web application or you can install the mobile app on your iPhone (iOS) and Android.
Go to http://sharepoint.microsoft.com to log into SharePoint through the Web browser.
How do I install the SharePoint iOS or Android Application?
Browse to this URL via smartphone and install the SharePoint application.
1. How to create a communication site in SharePoint?
Browse to your default sharepoint environment. Usually you can access it at this URL: https://tenantname.sharepoint.com/
Or start via https://portal.office.com, click SharePoint in the navigation bar.
2. Then press "Create site" to create a commmunication site
At the top left, click on: create site.
3. Select communication site or Team site
Do not select team site but communication site.
4. Name your communication site
This name is visible to other users. Choose a clear name that everyone understands.
5. Your communication site is now ready to make adjustments
Your communications site is ready. From now on you can start making changes to this site.
Creating a SharePoint site as a Team owner
Christie owns the team and otherwise has no administrator privileges in Microsoft 365.
In the team, press files -> Open in SharePoint.
In this SharePointsite, you have your options of list creation, libraries, pages, spaces, news, news links, plans and applications.
Customize layout on one specific Teams/SharePoint site
Within SharePoint , it is possible to use a site template that the organization determines.
Colors and other views can be customized via: Change the look.
When your site is ready, you can also add the unique SharePoint link as a TAB for the entire team as in this blog. This way your team has a complete overview to all posts and documents.
Adding your Microsoft SharePoint site in Microsoft Teams
Also read other SharePoint tips
Version history in Microsoft OneDrive, SharePoint or Teams
Share a OneDrive document in revision mode
Create a SharePoint list from Excel in Microsoft Teams
Governance for SharePoint Online
OneDrive file(s) deleted and restored - up to 90 days - Recycle Bin