SharePoint Online

Quick Start Tutorials

What is SharePoint Online?

With SharePoint on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, you can:


  • Build intranet sites and create pages, document libraries, and lists.

  • Add web parts to customize your content.

  • Show important visuals, news, and updates with a team or communication site.

  • Discover, follow, and search for sites, files, and people across your company.

  • Manage your daily routine with workflows, forms, and lists.

  • Sync and store your files in the cloud so anyone can securely work with you.

  • Catch up on news on-the-go with the mobile app.

Important PC Folders (Auto Backup)

You can backup important computer files on OneDrive like your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures files.


  1. Select the OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  2. Select More > Settings.

  3. On the Backup tab, under Important PC Folders, select Manage backup and follow the instructions.

Discover in SharePoint Online

Collaborate in SharePoint Online

Create a Site

  1. Select + Create site on the SharePoint start page.

  2. In the wizard:

    • Select whether you'd like to create a Team site or a Communication site.

    • Enter the title (and a description, if you want) for the site.

    • You can select Edit and then edit the group email name, if you want.

    • Select whether the group will be public or private.

    • Choose a sensitivity level for your site information.

    • Select a default language for your site and then click Next.

  3. In the next pane, enter the owners and members.

  4. Select Finish.


A modern SharePoint Online site is provisioned and ready for use in seconds. If you selected a team site, an Office 365 Group is also created.

Add a Document Library or List

  1. Open the site that you want to add the list or library to.

  2. Select New.

  3. Select List or Document library.

  4. In the Create pane:

  • Type a name for the list or library (and a description, if you want).
  • Select Create.

Use Columns to Organize Information

  1. Go to a list or library that you want to filter.

  2. Select Open the filters pane .

  3. Select how you want to filter your list or library from the options available.

Add a Page

  1. Open the site that you want to add a page to.

  2. Select New.

  3. Select Page.

  4. Type the name of your page.

  5. You can publish your page now, or use web parts to add text, images, and other content.

  6. Select Publish when you're ready.

Add a Web Part

  1. In your news post or page, select the plus sign .

  2. Select the web part you want to use: Text, Image, File viewer, Link, …

  3. When you have added all the web parts that you want, select Publish.

Technology Inventory Specialist / Administrative Technology Trainer

Vanessa Y. Arredondo