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Who Needs Some SharePoint Basics?

Tag, you’re it; you are now a SharePoint Site Owner.  Or, Congratulations, you just inherited a SharePoint site.  There are many different ways of becoming a new Site Owner, but the honor doesn’t always come with orientation, a guide book, or instructions.   So what are you really the proud owner of, what does the responsibility include, and what can you do with your new powers?

I created the video below to help provide some guidance and give you a jump start with some SharePoint basics.  Knowing the basics is also important so you can get the most from CorasWorks.  In less than an hour we’re only able to scratch the surface, but I’ll get you to the starting line on the road to success with SharePoint and CorasWorks.   

The list below provides an overview of the lesson objectives and the video includes a table of contents for easy navigation.  Be sure to share it with others in a similar situation or provide feedback to training@corasworks.net.  

  • The definitions for key SharePoint terms
  • How to easily access information
  • How to work with the SharePoint Ribbon
  • How to customize the navigation
  • How to modify a page layout
  • How to create new web pages
  • How to modify and customize views of information
  • How to modify lists with customized columns
  • How to create new lists and libraries
  • How to add web parts to a page
  • How to add pictures to a site
  • How to add and modify content
  • How to drive business process

Tips for viewing the video:  Placing your cursor over the bottom of the player displays controls to pause, increase/decrease volume, or view in full screen mode.  Use the video’s table of contents to navigate to specific topics of interest.  Clicking outside the video area collapses the table of contents.

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Just In Time Video Training and Support for SharePoint

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what’s a video worth?

It could be worth the difference between answering a users question quickly and effectively or having them continue to struggle and escalate their frustration.

Question:  How do I create a CorasWorks Actions Library?
Answer:  View this 3 minute video.

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Now the embedded video in this blog is rendered in a smaller viewing area for the purpose of providing an example, however users would have a larger player to clearly see the content and access controls to pause, fast forward, and replay the video.

CorasWorks uses Jing, a free product from TechSmith

The video was produced using a free product from TechSmith called Jing.  Individuals can set up an account and download Jing to their desktop.   The product allows users to capture all or a portion of their screen and record up to 5 minutes of video.  Saved video content is stored on Screencast.com, where there are a number of options for managing your videos.

After producing a video, users have options such as pasting the link into an email or embedding code into a blog, pdf, or other document for viewing.  CorasWorks uses Jing to create video content that is used by our customer support, training, and product development teams.

Make video lessons accessible to your users

For CorasWorks training and education, we recognize it’s often not enough to have short, standalone video tutorials to demonstrate various “how to’s.”  Therefore we adapted the CorasWorks Cim product to deliver learning centers for our customers on active support and maintenance.

Have a look at how I took this 3 minute video shown above and added it to our Platform Learning Center, along with a job aid, to make it more accessible to our customers.

If you need access to the Learning Center, and you’re active on support and maintenance, email training@corasworks.net.  Use the same email to request more information about creating a learning center for your organization.

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