To finalise the document management section of the 8 Basic Features of SharePoint part 7 covers deleting a document on a site.
Deleting a document from a SharePoint site
Now that you have learnt to upload documents in either single, multiple and large numbers you need to know how to edit them. In education I know when SharePoint is an everyday part of school use for teachers when they edit documents in place instead of downloading them to their laptop. Here is how you do this.
Editing a document within SharePoint on a site
SharePoint feature number 4 is uploading multiple documents to a SharePoint site.
In part 3 of our series on basic features for users of SharePoint 2007 we look at uploading documents to a site. There are 3 common methods for uploading documents and this video covers adding a single document.
As we head into the weekend here is part two of the series on basic SharePoint Features. I will be posting parts 3-8 next Monday-Wednesday so look out forhow to upload and edit documents and the all important search capabilities of SharePoint.
If you missed part 1 you can find it here- How to add a notice to a site
SharePoint Feature 2- editing or deleting a notice on a site
As I have covered on this blog on numerous occasions the single biggest factor which limits the success of a SharePoint deployment in education is user adoption. Engaging students is one area we have looked at before but equally important is the people who will provide most of the content for use by students- the teachers. If they embrace SharePoint then success is highly likely. So why do we see so many SharePoint (and indeed any Learning Platforms) fail? I think the most common reason is teachers rarely gain a subconscious skill set where they know how to use SharePoint.
At Twynham School we support and work with hundreds of schools across the country and developing the confidence of teachers in using SharePoint has been one of our most important developments. In September 2009 I wrote a guide called 7 Basic SharePoint Features which we used in a training day at one of the schools where we have built SharePoint. This has had a huge impact on teacher engagement and confidence in the use of SharePoint. I have made this slide deck available in the blog post SharePoint Survival Kit for Teachers. Today I have taken the 7 features and increased them to 8 before making them available as a video demonstration. I will post 2 each day and I hope you find them useful in training and reinforcing the use of SharePoint in your schools.
SharePoint Feature 1 Adding a notice to a site