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SharePoint in Office 365: the Good, the Bad, the Brilliant and the Ugly

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What is Office 365 SharePoint Online like when you use it for real? My company has been using Office 365 in anger for a month or so now, here is a review of the SharePoint component from a general business user perspective with a bias to using it for learning. Most of the good points come from standard SharePoint: Make site and pages easily. For example, I run our annual data security competency tests in my company, and use a SharePoint list to track when people are due for a test (see here for more on this). All the rest of SharePoint is there too. The Good.

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog ( [link] ) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: Social media and social networks have become interlaced with the way we share information as companies, as marketers and even as people. 

How SharePoint is helping change the way we blog

SharePoint and Assessment

Julie Delazyn is a social media expert and journalist, she has turned the Questionmark blog ( [link] ) into one of the most widely read blogs in assessment. Here are her views on how SharePoint is helping change the way we blog: Social media and social networks have become interlaced with the way we share information as companies, as marketers and even as people. 

New white paper : 14 uses for Assessment in SharePoint

SharePoint and Assessment

Questionmark have just published a free white paper, Learning and Assessment on SharePoint. The white paper covers SharePoint 2007 (including WSS and MOSS), SharePoint 2010 (including Foundation, Server and Enterprise) and Office 365’s SharePoint Online. And although focused on Questionmark assessments, it should also be interesting to anyone delivering assessments from SharePoint. Commentary SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010 SharePoint in the Cloud Questionmark White paperYou can download the white paper here. Enjoy!

SharePoint adopted faster than any other application I’ve ever seen!

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What do you use SharePoint for? We have three different installations of SharePoint. That’s a large installation of SharePoint. We also use SharePoint for our public facing website www.riosalado.edu and its CMS functions. If you go to the site, you probably wouldn’t realize that it is a SharePoint site, as our marketing department has heavily customized it.

SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

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Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Where do you see SharePoint being used in Education? In the UK, over 80% of universities are using SharePoint. Others are starting by using it as a tactical project, almost like using a shared drive, they just happen to use SharePoint instead.

Quiz on Office 365 SharePoint Online

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Quizzes help you learn and this is a blog on SharePoint and assessments, so here is a quiz on the SharePoint Online component of Office 365. This entry was posted in Quiz , SharePoint in the Cloud and tagged Office 365. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! Have fun! Bookmark the permalink. It looks awesome!

What I learned at the European SharePoint Conference, Day 1

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Here’s an update from  from the stimulating European SharePoint Conference in Berlin. Bjorn is the erstwhile CTO of FAST, the Enterprise search company bought by Microsoft and integrated into SharePoint. He spoke mainly about Microsoft and SharePoint rather than diving deeply into search, which would be fascinating to hear. Visio and SharePoint – Ian White from Microsoft.

Six keys to success for leveraging SharePoint in your Learning Infrastructure

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I attended an excellent session by Bill Finegan of GP Strategies at the Questionmark user conference last week. GP Strategies is a quoted company in the performance management, training/learning and consultancy space and one of their specialisms is deploying SharePoint for informal, social and workplace learning. Leverage SharePoint’s features. The keys for success are: 1.

How SharePoint and Assessments helped the Tooth Fairies one Christmas – a holiday tale

SharePoint and Assessment

Did you know the Fairies use SharePoint? Here’s a story about how SharePoint and Assessments came in handy one Christmas. Back when the world was small, it was easy for the Chief Tooth Fairy to keep track of all the children on paper cards, but now there are so many people in the world, she’s deployed SharePoint. She knew she had to do something, but what?

How SharePoint and Assessments helped the Tooth Fairies one Christmas – a holiday tale

SharePoint and Assessment

Did you know the Fairies use SharePoint? Here’s a story about how SharePoint and Assessments came in handy one Christmas. Back when the world was small, it was easy for the Chief Tooth Fairy to keep track of all the children on paper cards, but now there are so many people in the world, she’s deployed SharePoint. She knew she had to do something, but what?

Embed Quizzes in SharePoint to Engage your Learners: Thought Leader Interview with Peter Jochumzen

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Peter, what do you do at Lund University? I am Director of E-communication and I work half-time as a Professor of Economics and half-time in e-learning projects. I am project leader for our learning platform at Lund University based on SharePoint called Live@Lund. Is SharePoint used in all departments? What do you see as the benefits of SharePoint for a University? Definitely.

Why choose SharePoint for Education? Thought Leader Interview with Dave Coleman

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Dave is a Microsoft MVP and has been working with SharePoint in education for nearly a decade. talked to him about why people choose SharePoint as a learning platform in schools, colleges and universities. Dave, what is your background in SharePoint? I’ve been using SharePoint in Twynham School in the UK since 2003. played around previously with SharePoint 2001 as well. actually work in the school, I’m employed by the school, but we have a SharePoint consultancy business inside the school. What is the key advantage of SharePoint for a school or college?

Ten companies who publicize they use SharePoint for corporate.

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Here are ten examples of companies, all gathered from public information on the Internet: British Telecom , a large UK telecommunications company, started a Dare2Share project using SharePoint to encourage its employees to share and learn. Citibank use many other systems for internal training, but also use SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! Bookmark the permalink.

Measuring Social Learning in SharePoint with Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

Here are the slides from my presentation at the European SharePoint Conference in Berlin last week. The key message is that the way we learn in the workplace is changing rapidly with the 70+20+10 model of learning, and that SharePoint (with assessments) is a key enabler for formal and informal learning in the workplace. Measuring Social Learning in SharePoint with Assessments. View more presentations from Questionmark. Commentary Community 70+20+10 Berlin European SharePoint Conference Informal learning SharePoint Social learning

Cheating on tests less likely if you use SharePoint?

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If so, might your test-takers be less likely to cheat if you deliver tests or exams embedded in SharePoint than in a standalone application? So given this, why might taking a test from SharePoint make it less likely that people cheat? The main reason is that in many organizations, you would not willingly give your SharePoint password to another person. Motivation. Opportunity.

Cheating on tests less likely if you use SharePoint?

SharePoint and Assessment

If so, might your test-takers be less likely to cheat if you deliver tests or exams embedded in SharePoint than in a standalone application? So given this, why might taking a test from SharePoint make it less likely that people cheat? The main reason is that in many organizations, you would not willingly give your SharePoint password to another person. Motivation. Opportunity.

Integrating with SharePoint : Intranet to Internet

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Steve Lay is an assessment software expert with a CV that includes working at Cambridge Assessment, University of Cambridge and Questionmark as well as chairing the IMS Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) team for 5 years. He’s worked with Blackboard, Moodle and Sakai as well as SharePoint and in this guest post, shares his perspective on SharePoint. My first real encounter with SharePoint was about 6 years ago when I was surprised to find that a small project pioneering the use of mobile devices in education had built a collaboration environment based on SharePoint.

Pushing results into SharePoint from an Assessment System using.

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for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About ← How to get someone to edit a SharePoint page for the very first time? Questionmark Perception (like many other assessment systems) can send an email at end of test. then mapped the subject of the email in SharePoint to a column called “Pass or Fail” in the list and the body to a column called “Participant”.

Six Stimulating Summer SharePoint Stories

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For those of you enjoying the Northern Hemisphere summer sunshine and not keeping track of the world of SharePoint and Learning, here are some interesting articles published recently: Phil Hill has written an excellent, long post Emerging Trends in LMS / Ed Tech Market on the e-Literate blog. think SharePoint is part of this disruption too, and his article is thoughtful and insightful. Another recent post is SharePoint 2010 – A Learning Management System (LMS) for GovernmentDoD, Private SectorFortune 1000, and Educational Institutions. UIs and other disruption.

Using SharePoint for certification support

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HP used SharePoint and saved US$7,500 per learner vs formal training and got better reaction from their users. Cisco and Chrysler do not use SharePoint, but the case studies prompt the idea that using SharePoint for a site aimed at certification takers is a promising route. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! Bookmark the permalink.

SharePoint and Assessments session at SharePoint Europe in Berlin

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for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About ← Using SharePoint for certification support SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! My session is called “Measuring Social Learning in SharePoint with Assessments”. SharePoint is one of the key enablers of this move, with its widespread use for blogging, wikis and document repositories.

Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

Here are some of the ways I stay up to date on SharePoint and Assessments, you can adapt many of these to your specific interests. For example you could personalize your email to include the topic “SharePoint” and then you’d get a daily or weekly email on SharePoint related e-learning blog entries. And you can get daily or weekly updates on these.

Using SharePoint for long term retention of assessment results.

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for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About ← 78% of Universities use SharePoint but mostly not for learning How to get someone to edit a SharePoint page for the very first time? There are lots of ways of using SharePoint as a document repository, from simply uploading files to using the Records Center. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today!

Seven SharePoint Assessment Slideshares

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All are relevant to the theme of SharePoint and Assessments. 1. love this presentation from John Lightfoot which talks about how SharePoint can be used to improve the benefits of training by keeping learners engaged and helping them on the job after training. SharePoint in Higher Education. This presentation by James Lappin dates back to 2009 but has some different thoughts on the use of SharePoint in Higher Education, much of it still relevant and some neat drawings. SharePoint in Higher Education from JamesLappin. 3. ECOA 2012 from Questionmark.

Call assessments from Office 365, authenticating via Active Directory

SharePoint and Assessment

Integrating with SharePoint Online, the Office 365 version of SharePoint, can be challenging as Microsoft have prevented most server-to-server communication. As shown in the diagram above: A user logs into SharePoint Online using AD. page in SharePoint calls the assessment using the Page Viewer Web Part. Does it work in practice?

Want to use Office 365 for learning? Four ways to use assessments within Office 365

SharePoint and Assessment

These methods all work with SharePoint Online, the SharePoint component of Office 365. 1. Use a SharePoint survey. SharePoint has a native survey capability. Creating a SharePoint survey is really easy – it’s simply one of the options when you create a new List in SharePoint as shown in the screenshot below. 2. Use a custom list to ask for information.

Seven ways to stay up-to-date on SharePoint and Assessments

SharePoint and Assessment

Here are some of the ways I stay up to date on SharePoint and Assessments, you can adapt many of these to your specific interests. For example you could personalize your email to include the topic “SharePoint” and then you’d get a daily or weekly email on SharePoint related e-learning blog entries. Google Alerts is another great service – you just go to www.google.com/alerts and put in your search query, for example “SharePoint Assessments” and your email address, you’ll get an email with links any day that Google indexes something that covers your query. .  .

Why Assessments and SharePoint go together | SharePoint and.

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for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About Easily include a knowledge check assessment on a SharePoint page with the Page Viewer Web Part → Why Assessments and SharePoint go together Posted on January 24, 2011 by johnkleeman SharePoint use is rising in Learning, Training and Compliance. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today!

SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! | SharePoint and Assessment Blog

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for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About ← SharePoint and Assessments session at European SharePoint Conference in Berlin SharePoint for Social Learning : Hero or Villain? → SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! This entry was posted in Commentary , Quiz , SharePoint 2010 and tagged SharePoint 2010. Bookmark the permalink.

How to get someone to edit a SharePoint page for the very first.

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for Learning, Training and Compliance  Skip to content Home About ← Using SharePoint for long term retention of assessment results Pushing results into SharePoint from an Assessment System using Email → How to get someone to edit a SharePoint page for the very first time? This entry was posted in How-To , SharePoint 2010 and tagged hosting , practice , Presenting.

78% of Universities use SharePoint but mostly not for learning.

SharePoint and Assessment

This could be the start of a trend towards more use of SharePoint with supporting software in higher education. Anecdotally I’m hearing that universities and colleges in North America and Europe are also using SharePoint heavily, but I’d love to hear of statistics if anyone knows of them. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! Bookmark the permalink.

Easily include a knowledge check assessment on a SharePoint page.

SharePoint and Assessment

The assessment also needs to be frame friendly, so that it will autosize to fit the SharePoint window it’s put in. Almost all Questionmark Perception version 5 assessments will autosize into SharePoint, and you may be able to use assessments from other places. It uses the Page Viewer web part, which puts the assessment as an iframe on the SharePoint page.

Pass a name from SharePoint 2010 to an assessment program using.

SharePoint and Assessment

SharePoint 2010 has a Client Object Model which allows much more sophisticated JavaScript programming, and here is the JavaScript to do this in SharePoint 2010. And upload it to your SharePoint site and reference it from a CEWP. This entry was posted in How-To , SharePoint 2010 and tagged Authentication , CEWP , Content Editor Web Part , JavaScript , SharePoint 2010.

Pass a name from SharePoint 2007 to an assessment program using.

SharePoint and Assessment

The Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) is a standard web part which lets you put HTML and JavaScript inside a web part, and you can use this to call an assessment passing in the name of the current SharePoint user. This entry was posted in How-To , SharePoint 2007 and tagged Authentication , CEWP , iframe , JavaScript. SharePoint 2010 is a year old today! Bookmark the permalink.

So what do we mean by assessments anyway?

SharePoint and Assessment

Eric and I with another colleague have just published a white paper called Learning and Assessment on SharePoint. It explains how many different types of assessments can be used within SharePoint to provide retrieval practice, motivate learners and measure knowledge, skills and attitudes. The white paper is available for free download (with registration) from the Questionmark website.

So what do we mean by assessments anyway?

SharePoint and Assessment

Eric and I with another colleague have just published a white paper called Learning and Assessment on SharePoint. It explains how many different types of assessments can be used within SharePoint to provide retrieval practice, motivate learners and measure knowledge, skills and attitudes. The white paper is available for free download (with registration) from the Questionmark website.