Sharepoint Services

What is SharePoint?

SharePoint is a managed document storage solution from Microsoft. The SharePoint Online variant is a cloud based service provided as part of Office365, which schools receive for free from Microsoft. It's used as a tool to create storage solutions in different forms, from a VLE / Intranet to a managed document storage solution. The Cirrus team as part of Schools ICT have created a number of solutions targeted at schools and educational based services.

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The version of SharePoint that Schools ICT support is SharePoint Online. This means it is all built online and information is stored in the cloud and because it is stored in the cloud, it means you can save all your files at work or home into SharePoint and retrieve them anywhere with a network connection.

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Another great tool that can be easily utilised within SharePoint is the collaboration tools. SharePoint hooks into Office programs with ease and allows you to create documents in the cloud using the "cut down" version of programs such as:

  • Word Online
  • PowerPoint Online
  • Excel Online
  • OneNote Online

If you are using the online version of the software, you can open a document straight from SharePoint at the same time as another user to work on the document together

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With this techology, you can have up to 8 people editing the same document at the same time. If your Office 365 includes a skype license, a chat window will pop up on the right hand side allowing you to communicate with whoever is on the same document as you.

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SharePoint Key Features

  • Document Storage with Office Integration
  • Built in to Office365, which also provides Email, Calendars & Communication
  • Access 24/7
  • Range of supported devices, including Tablets and Smartphones.
  • Range of web parts including: News, Links, Lists, Calendars, Document Storage, Image Storage
  • AD Integration, allowing staff and students to use one password in and out of school
  • Teacher Customization
  • Website links
  • Image and video resources
  • Set homework
  • Engage Students:
  • View class homework & links
  • Student discussion boards
  • Upload work and collaborate with classmates on projects

 

Which Service is best for me?

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Basic


Advanced


Development Days

I'm interested in starting to move in to cloud storage. I will need help setting up the solution to begin with but have the option of opting out of on-going support. Staying in support also allows the Cirrus team to create staff and student accounts for me.

I would like to move to a cloud based storage and information solution. The site needs to adapt to our changing needs and allow future expansion. Security & control is essential to our school and with annual support user access is handled for me.

Once your Sharepoint Site is up and running there may be new features you would like adding to enhance your site. Developer days let you buy time (in days) from a Schools ICT developer who will be dedicated to working on your Sharepoint Site. A day consists of 8 hours and last for a full year. Days can be topped up anytime and we’ll deal with all the paperwork and invoicing. 

 

£350

(Includes 1 Years New Users and Technical Support)

 

£120 Annual

New Users and Technical Support

 

£1300

(Includes 1 Years New Users and Technical Support)

 

£240 Annual

New Users and Technical Support

 


£295

 

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