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.

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. Andrew Smith Learning Technology Specialist Tele-Atlas How Tele-Atlas uses SharePoint as a platform for informal learning.

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SharePoint Observations

Learning Developments

I've started to work with Microsoft SharePoint for a lot of projects lately. People Don't Use SharePoint. People don't use SharePoint because it is not easy to access and documents are hard to find. Now, I know this is not true of all teams within organizations that use SharePoint. I'll use my team as an example. We've got a lot of good files on SharePoint. People don't use SharePoint because they have not seen best practices. Improving SharePoint.

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Sharepoint for Learning and Communication: How can corporate learning and development staff use it more effectively?

Bottom-Line Performance

What does Hoarders have to do with Sharepoint collaboration spaces and training? Don’t get me wrong, SharePoint is tool that can work to support learning quite well. One of the benefits of a collaboration space like SharePoint is that many people can share and upload content.

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

Have your participants create their own job aid out of the information being given to them. Even if they scroll through the photos later with the intent to delete, they are still reviewing information previously captured.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

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We are seeing lots of examples of machine learning (self-driving cars use machine learning, for example). The newest iPhone, for example, has a very worthy video camera. At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends.

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Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

He says the best way to start implementing social and informal learning processes is to begin with a focused project and then let demand drive additional initiatives. Post them on a wiki or SharePoint. It seems to me that right now this is a wide open field.

Training Reinforcement: An Insurance Policy for Your Training

Knowledge Guru

After training is over, you want your learners to be able to look up the information that was covered. But what good is a SharePoint site if learners can’t easily access it on their mobile device? Few topics get people less excited than insurance. Some cringe in frustration.

21 Things Before a Webinar - Tip #159

Vignettes Learning

Run a survey to get more background information about your participants. Prepare your examples and illustrations based on the participant profiles. These are some important items on my checklist that I go through to prepare before a webinar.

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

Talented Learning

Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries. LMS Specialists: Noteworthy Examples. Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

To achieve a representative sample of global demand, we limited each LMS vendor to a single survey response. For example, when finalizing this post I became aware of the new SAP Jam collaboration learning platform.

Performance Support Basics: How to Help at the Moment of Need

Bottom-Line Performance

Unfortunately, the information Kate is looking for is probably not easy to find. Oftentimes, organizations have hundreds (or even thousands) of sales aids and reference materials scattered across LMS’s, Sharepoint sites, and other locations.

Simplicity in Learning

Learning Rebels

People spend upward to 21% looking for how to do sh** in your precious LMS, in your intranet, within SharePoint – wasted time. Example: Writing a Blog) Address THOSE skills. 3) Create the information. 4) Store information where they can find it.

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How to Build a Data Ecosystem Diagram with Room to Grow


Is there a real example of a data ecosystem? In the following diagram, you can see all of the various tools that make up Visa's data infrastructure—and they're not just using learning tools (see SharePoint, Survey Monkey, etc.). Visa'a diagram isn't an isolated example. You just need to map out this information. We’re taking a quick detour from our Data Storytelling series for a bonus lesson on how to get to the data that will become the star of your story.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

There are certainly some advantages to video, for example, learners can pause, rewind, and return to the content as needed, even after the course is over. Keyword search and an interactive transcript allow learners to quickly find information.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0 Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ). Joe Deegan - Blender - Training Solutions Freeware , ILT , SWF , ROI , Wondershare , PowerCONVERTER , Adobe Captivate , Photoshop , SharePoint ( SharePoint Examples - Joe, can you help me?)

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

Learning Visions

task & process support (explanations, sample outputs, step-by-step instructions, advice links) diagnostic tools -- to help you diagnose and solve complex problems (calculators, comparison tools, etc.) Access to Experts: ask questions, get guidance A directory of experts in your org (could be Sharepoint). Case studies Examples may not include all six components. eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes.

Blending social and mobile

Bottom-Line Performance

The term “social learning” – along with “informal learning” – has been bandied about for a couple years. The concepts of social learning and informal learning are intertwined with social tools such as Facebook, blogs, microblogs (e.g. So examples in action are a bit tough.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. Text-to-Speech Examples Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing But what I learned from this was that it was a fantastic way to learn about a topic where I was interested but didn’t have the time to spend researching it. For example my search for an LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training didn’t really arrive at just the right solution.

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. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

Thinking e-learning strategy? Think video

Connect Thinking

Video is permeating the way we have traditionally accessed information. If you are embarking on an e-learning strategy to support the way your staff learn and access information, think video. TED Talks is a great example of this, available on internet and App.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

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. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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

ATD Learning Technologies

The volume of information being created is increasing faster than we can make sense of it. Think: SharePoint, Pinterest, YouTube, Yammer. However, it also has led to information overload, confusion, and sometimes even anxiety.

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The 3 Major Pitfalls of Static Content


There is email, chats, intranets, wikis, training universities, SharePoint, content repositories, file sync and shares, and other proprietary solutions… the list goes on and on. This might seem like knowledge heaven with information available everywhere you turn, but in reality, it’s overwhelming. These are just a sampling of my personal experiences, but I can’t fathom there is someone who is unfamiliar with this pain.

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.

Microlearning Leapfrogging - How to Succeed Against All Odds - Tip #160

Vignettes Learning

For example, the company has no LMS, hence, the team has never published elearning, has not done tracking of learning, and has never done a webinar. Providing them with online learning allows them immediate access to information whenever they need it.

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

For example, Merck’s Nancy Singer said that her organization is good at developing leaders within their areas of expertise, but acknowledged some need to do better at nurturing general managers, especially for service in emerging markets.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

Let’s look at an example. One of the best ways is to encourage interaction and informal learning among learners after completing WBT. For more ideas, see our article on informal learning in the workplace.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

These are not just trivial materials, but valuable performance support resources, for example: How-to materials at sites like Wiki How – “ the world’s collaborative how-to manua l&# – that provide clear steps on how to do something, e.g. How to add a movie to an iPad.

Profile of a learning architect: Sebastian Graeb-Konneker

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. His leaning is towards rich blends, going beyond the typical classroom plus e-learning mix to include both formal and informal elements.

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Top 10 LMSs of 2015

eLearning 24-7

Example: Mobile Learning. Each profile in the report contains the following information: Number of Clients, Top three verticals. What about SharePoint? I track 645 LMSs in the world. I estimate that there is quite likely 800 or so that are in existence today. Of that amount, 200 would fit at least the average category and of that, well you get the idea. On Saturday, I published my report, the Top 50 LMSs of 2015 , which is available for purchase.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

Using David Wilkins diagram: We are talking about how formal (or informal) can leverage tools that employees will be using outside of the context of learning. This could be: SharePoint, Yammer, Confluence, etc. InGenius should integrate into SharePoint.

Driving the Informal with the Formal

Big Dog, Little Dog

For example, I used to work in a manufacturing environment in which our products had a relative firm foothold in our section of the food industry. As noted in my last post , informal learning can be just as expensive as formal learning, thus the need to get more bang for your bucks.

How Do We Get Employees To Adopt Technology For Learning?


The most common example I can give is: Managers as Coaches. The aim is that you provide just enough insight, instruction or information to help your employees to progress with their work with the addition of more confidence and competence than they would without it. And do this with the right technology, such as Looop (which is purpose-built for your resources) and not Sharepoint. Classroom training can seem like a real treat.

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

For example, Merck’s Nancy Singer said that her organization is good at developing leaders within their areas of expertise, but acknowledged some need to do better at nurturing general managers, especially for service in emerging markets. When Deloitte tallied how much they were spending on printing, it made sense to move participant and instructor materials to the cloud, relying heavily on Sharepoint. We should be moving more of learning, information and support into the workplace.

Portrait of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. Rob has achieved success by integrating formal and informal learning activities in pursuit of clear strategic business objectives.

Nashville Notes: The Power of Lectora at the LUC 2015


You will see several examples of course content that use status indicators and will learn how each was built so you can incorporate some of the ideas into your own courses.