Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. SharePoint is so flexible and the documentation for it is so big and diverse, that a big part of my goals have been to understand the different ways that training organizations are using SharePoint. In my post SharePoint Examples there are some great examples in the comments. In this post, I wanted to capture some of the patterns of use of SharePoint that seem to be emerging.

FREE Alternative to SharePoint


For those of us in the learning community, we know that the courses, training documents, and other files can become very large in a short amount of time. I realize I am not doing SharePoint justice here, but from a 30,000ft view, that is its primary use.

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Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Big win still with the communities tied to not only groups but also specific courses. The best SharePoint LMS on the market. Yes, there is a still market for SharePoint systems and I recommend finding a system already built on it, rather than doing it yourself (which many people do). Easy to use interface – which often does not happen with SharePoint LMSs. Works with SharePoint 2007 and 2010. Hello from sunny Los Angeles.

SharePoint Update

Tony Karrer

SharePoint in Corporate Learning One of the hardest things for me to find are good examples of how people are really using web 2.0 This is a great opportunity to hear lots of examples of what they are doing with SharePoint around Corporate Learning in a wide variety of organizations. Live Sessions: Tuesday March 10, 8 - 10 AM Pacific Thursday March 12, 8 - 9 AM Pacific Community discussion will occur in between.

SharePoint in Corporate Learning - Free Micro Virtual Conference

Tony Karrer

We will be starting with the topic: SharePoint in Corporate Learning Live Sessions: Tuesday March 10, 8 - 10 AM Pacific Thursday March 12 from 8 - 9 AM Pacific Community discussion will occur in between. The first day will be several presenters showing and telling what they've done with SharePoint. A lot of what will be shown is described at a high level in Using SharePoint and Examples of eLearning 2.0.

Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

From there we move up to the community level. Communities are large, so we need to start having subgroups, and profiles become important. There’s also probably a need to save community-specific resources like documents and job aids, so there may be a portal function as well.

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager #astdl20

Learning Visions

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager with Jim Storer (@jimstorer) of The Community Roundtable Community = shared purpose, common needs Even if you think you’re doing something in private, it is discoverable and you could be outed. It’s not about the tools Responsibilities of a Community Manager: Don’t have a build it they will come mentality. Good community managers know how to channel that. Drama central When someone takes over a community.

Do you know your E-learning Buckets?

Integrated Learnings

It is often the bane of the learning community because everyone has experienced a bad disengaging page turner that puts them to sleep. In the past I've used systems like wikis, Lotus Notes, and SharePoint to serve as knowledge management systems. By Jonathan Shoaf. I've discovered recently I don't like the term e-learning. This is because I recently had to go through the process of understanding what salary you pay someone who is an e-learning developer.

Microsoft Brings Back Free Clip Art…Sort Of

Rapid eLearning

Because of this many of you have been using the free stock images sites , the free images in the community , and downloading the free vector images which you can edit in PowerPoint. You can use the My Add-ins for Office and SharePoint page to retrieve it.

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

You can do this using a variety of very easy to use (and set-up) tools – Free tools such as Diigo , Tumblr , FaceBook, Blogger, PBWiki or Enterprise tools such as SharePoint, Jive , Yammer or SocialCast.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions.

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Digital Assets Creates New Role for L&D Pros: The Content Curator

ATD Learning Technologies

Think: blogs, email, wikis, communities of practice. Think: SharePoint, Pinterest, YouTube, Yammer. Churning of Insight Counts on Community. The volume of information being created is increasing faster than we can make sense of it.

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Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

We targeted the LMS vendor community because these organizations have a vested interest in developing and supporting only the features they believe the market wants and they know they can sell.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Social media communities can now create communities for external learners – customers, resellers, technicians. Used Microsoft SharePoint – blogs, wikis, messaging, polls, surveys, RSS feeds (get alerted when content is updated). SharePoint) – profiles, tags, ratings Private social networks: yammer (widely used in corporate world – over 100,00 corporate users!) These are my live blogged notes from a webinar presented by Brandon Hall on Wednesday, April 26 2011. (I

12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

With their growing community, you can create and share innovation. View, edit, and share files online with your students through SharePoint and Office Web Apps.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

The example they cite sounds like actually hacking – but I believe that we are going to see more and more employees taking initiative to end run the barriers in order to leverage networks, communities, and tools that extend beyond the boundaries of the organization.

Communication Planning is the Key to Learning Success


Email isn’t your only option; there are many ways to get the message out: Consider posting notices or newsletters on various internal sites like a local SharePoint, community hub or any site that is used for internal reference and communication.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Maestro can share user/completion data with existing LMSs, or SharePoint. Walls, user profiles, friends, who’s online, community pages, share content, polls, star rankings, “wall of fame” features are all popular. Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal SharePoint. Informal Communities of practice. Informal Community e-news. Social SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Internet Time Alliance spent a couple of days last week putting the 2.0 into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing.

Profile of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

Communities of practice Rob works closely with the company’s Knowledge Management function to look for any opportunities for the two departments to collaborate. For this profile we turn to Rob Bartlett from Farm Credit in Canada.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Strategy" Fails Corollary: if you have SharePoint installed, you will be using SharePoint a lot more this year. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

Here are a few ideas: Use wikis, blogs, or even Twitter (perhaps with a unique hashtag) to build virtual communities of practice. Develop an “Ask the Expert” forum (perhaps a Sharepoint site) in which learners and other team members can ask questions on particular topics.

Profile of a learning architect: Julie Wedgwood

Clive on Learning

This was a major change that was a big hit with community-based healthcare workers who found it difficult to take a full day out for training. The aim was to take learners on to the next stage where they could continue the discussion in forums within SharePoint.

Laura Overton: Are today’s L&D leaders sticking to the familiar?

Sponge UK

The same number believed they will have incorporated video in their offering and will have turned to communities of practice to support social collaboration. So why is there so much talk about new tools and approaches and yet so little progress being made by the wider L&D community?

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

Learning Visions

Access to Experts: ask questions, get guidance A directory of experts in your org (could be Sharepoint). Portal Search Engine knowledge base, communities, courses xAPI Learning Record Store Analytics/reports Newsfeeds How do we create ecosystem solutions? eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes. Here''s the event page describing the webinar. What is an ecosystem and why build it?

Portrait of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

Communities of practice Rob works closely with the company’s Knowledge Management function to look for any opportunities for the two departments to collaborate. Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action.

Profile of a learning architect: Sebastian Graeb-Konneker

Clive on Learning

Communities of practice have been established for more 12 years, with well-defined policies and systems. Learning through blogging Blogging is possible within the firewall using SharePoint, but hasn’t taken off in any significant fashion.

Nashville Notes: The Power of Lectora at the LUC 2015


Going Beyond the Basics with Lectora – Angel Tracy, Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Specific applications include controlling content based on date, determining browser size, and posting content to SharePoint lists.

Selling Social Learning – Be a Jack

Tony Karrer

I detailed it in Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug. And the key in selling social learning / learning communities was the simple explanation of what they are in a value proposition. I was just reading a post - Top 5 tips to gain buy in for learning with social media.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-3, 2011 E-Activities (e-Learning, e-Communities, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Marketing, e-Governance and Tele-working) , 10 th , sponsored by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Bina Nusantara University, Island of Java, Indonesia. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 2-7, 2012 Executive Leadership Institute , sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. link] March 4-7, 2013 American College Personnel Association (ACPA): Inspiring Communities of Wellbeing, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Learning Solutions Series: Social Learning Appealing, but Not Widely Used


Overall, the goal is to create a collaborative environment where workers can share content via these social platforms, and that in turn facilitates networking within their work communities. The most commonly-owned solutions are SharePoint, Yammer, and Cornerstone OnDemand.

Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

Community&# which was built on SharePoint architecture. Community&# in the middle and blogs, wikis, discussion board, social bookmarking, and user-generated content surrounding it.).

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning.

The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

Other online communities (e.g. Many companies have begun investing in and implementing their own internal social media tools, such as Microsoft’s SharePoint , to encourage team collaboration. Social media continues to grow, as do the discussions regarding its application within the realm of business and learning. There are various interpretations of social media, whether it is specific to networking and web 2.0

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"Building a Smarter Learning Ecosystem" w/ @JD_Dillon at @ATDCore4

Learning Visions

They left behind their SharePoint and built a WIKI – a single source repository – it’s searchable and it looks like Wikipedia, which everyone uses. Initially used Community Managers. And over time, the Community Managers were no longer necessary. Continuous Learning experience: Inputs: Did events, online content, experience, messaging At the foundation was the community of knowledge (employees could grab info as they needed it).