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 is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

The title for this post is drawn from a recent assessment of SharePoint 2007 offered on Thomas Vander Wal's bog, Personal InfoCloud. consists and, specifically, how SharePoint measures up.

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Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0

12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

View, edit, and share files online with your students through SharePoint and Office Web Apps. The post 12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools appeared first on eLearning Online Training Software. eLearning Tools Online Training Software Effective eLearning eLearning Resources Microsoft

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

For me, it’s Word for writing, OmniGraffle for diagramming (as this one was created in), WordPress for this blog (my thinking out loud; it is for me, at least in the first instance), and a suite of note taking software (depending on type of notes) and personal productivity.

Learning, Net Generation, Mind Mapping, Brain Training, & SharePoint

Big Dog, Little Dog

Freeplane: Free Mind Mapping Software - Freeplane. Freeplane is free mind mapping software based on FreeMind. SharePoint is not enterprise 2.0 [a Just a simple statement of fact: SharePoint is not enterprise 2.0.

4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

CommLab India

Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn could lead to the integration of LinkedIn, SharePoint, Yammer, and Excel, resulting in the emergence of a comprehensive talent management platform. The software giant can use to become a key player in the technology-enabled learning domain.

This FREE Alternative to Might Surprise You


In a small team where resources like SharePoint aren’t a viable option, there has to be an alternative to sending these huge files to one another.

Thinking e-learning strategy? Think video

Connect Thinking

Examples include screen recordings of software applications and video demonstrations of a process. This could be your intranet or Sharepoint platform. If you are looking for a proprietary video platform (software as a service), have a look at: Brightcove.

Insight: Learner journeys need to become seamless

Clive on Learning

But I don't see why it shouldn't be possible for everything else (the web articles, videos, software demos, PDFs, decision aids, wikis, forums and the like) to be handled through whatever intranet software an organisation has - SharePoint or something similar. This post continues my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The ninth of ten 'insights' is that ‘Learner journeys need to become seamless'.

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. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark.

Profile of a learning architect: Julie Wedgwood

Clive on Learning

The team changed the way they delivered the ICT section of the Acute Trust’s junior doctors’ induction, including the provision of software simulations and e-learning to stop the previous practice of teaching new doctors very hurriedly on live data.

5 Reasons to Get Started with Office 365


Here are five reasons why Office 365 can help your productivity and mobility: Work with team members in real-time: No matter where you are in the world, Microsoft 365 allows you to create, edit, and share documents with team members using Office Web Apps and Microsoft SharePoint. However, mastering a new software platform can take some time and some work. So you’re planning a vacation, but a pressing project comes up with a deadline the week after.

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

Talented Learning

98% of its customers are software companies that need a better way to train their customers. Maestro can share user/completion data with existing LMSs, or SharePoint. Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions - The E-Learning Curve , October 19, 2009 Open Source LMS Comparison - The Learned Man , April 27, 2007 Open Source vs Commercial LMS - Learning Next , April 18, 2007 Sakai: Open Source … Open Minds by Larissa Biggers - Learning Solutions Magazine , December 13, 2009 SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

The good news is that the tools and software become easier to use all the time. Prediction #5 => Lots of SharePoint This prediction is somewhat simple to make: Many organizations have SharePoint installed and IT will install more of it.

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

Eric Paul from Dell noted their shift from a software to a solutions company. 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.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

Develop an “Ask the Expert” forum (perhaps a Sharepoint site) in which learners and other team members can ask questions on particular topics. New post Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget on Obsidian Learning. Breaking News!

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

Learning Visions

Performance Support: complete processes and tasks, make decisions software help (sims, walk-throughs, etc.) Access to Experts: ask questions, get guidance A directory of experts in your org (could be Sharepoint). Talent Management, software help, search engines, CMS, DMS, analysts, blogs, wikis, social network, authoring tools, LMS, assessments, etc. eLearning Guild online webinar with Steve Foreman (InfoMedia Designs). These are my live blogged notes.

Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011

eLearning Weekly

These small groups of elearning designers and developers will have to do it all–manage the projects and handle graphics, video, narration and all the various software, including some sort of LMS. What are the skills you need to land an elearning job?

A comparison between LMS and CMS


Microsoft’s “ Sharepoint ” is an example of the former. LMS and CMS are obviously both TLA (Three Letter Acronyms) — but is there any other similarity, and can we use one in place of the other?

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

Eric Paul from Dell noted their shift from a software to a solutions company. 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. When I heard that Deloitte had purchased more than one hundred acres to construct a leader development facility in Dallas, I was stunned. What were they thinking?

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software. Tweet. This is the 4th in a series of posts about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

This could be: SharePoint, Yammer, Confluence, etc. If an organization has SharePoint and InGenius, my preference would be that social interaction occurs in SharePoint. InGenius should integrate into SharePoint.

Widgit and they will come.

Learning with e's

I'm sat here in a computer suite at the University of Plymouth with a bunch of my colleagues, all trying to get our heads around the new MicroSoft SharePoint software which will be unleashed upon our unsuspecting students in the Autumn term. The bottom line is this - people will use a new technology or piece of software providing they see a clear benefit for it. Is SharePoint another weapon of mass distraction? Tags: affordances SharePoint constraints

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

Some have even been fairly successful, such as Yammer , Bloomfire , or Microsoft SharePoint. So to the creators of Learnist, if you read this post, think about licensing your software for corporate use (cheap licenses of course).

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

The social business bandwagon has arrived and companies are installing Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, Sharepoint, HootSuite, and more to replace outmoded intranets and improve the way they transact business. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

Predictions and Fiction

CLO Magazine

Whether it’s the latest software application or a new LMS platform, technology should help workers do their job better, not take them out of it. Yogi Berra had it right. “It’s

Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Social Software (7). eLearning Learning Hot List. June 19, 2009 to June 26, 2009. We will be publishing this kind of hot list each week and doing monthly and other summaries here using the social filtering mechanisms of Browse My Stuff. To receive these hot list posts, you will need to subscribe to the Best Of feed. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Part 1: Driving Social Learning

CLO Magazine

“Whether that’s accessing a social media site or going to an internal SharePoint site or being able to post information to blog about something, we are giving them the business requirements that help them figure out the network bandwidth requirement, the software and technology infrastructure, desktop hardware that [employees] need,” said Mary Slaughter, senior vice president for talent management and development at SunTrust Bank.

Lights, Camera, Action.Learn

Integrated Learnings

Pass it to the Video Editing Software. If you can barely hear the narrator, you can use audio editing software like Adobe Audition or Soundbooth to fix it. But until you've master that, use sound editing software to get the most from what you have. And, it's actually very simple to do using software like Adobe Encore. The software handles the rest. by Jonathan Shoaf. A good quality video can be a very helpful resource for workplace learning.

How to create a training plan that will actually work


In the end, you want a goal that looks like this: “The goal of this training is to ensure that 75% of the staff understands how to use SharePoint software.”. During this step, think about what your training will look like, what software you’ll use and what the schedule be.

Pinterest? Not a fan.but I'm paying attention.the Re-Rise of the Visual

Mark Oehlert

Just because I remain convinced that if you want to see what enterprise software /services are going to look like in 18-24 months (w/ some its already here, just not widely distributed ;-)).then I think I have a Pinterest account. I may have pinned something at some time.

Office Productivity Manager


Organizations invest millions of dollars in hard and software infrastructures like SharePoint, Lync or even Word, Excel and PowerPoint or Google apps, for that matter, and then accept an inferior use of these new tools. After more than 400 migration projects with organizations moving from one office environment to the next version I am still flabbergasted and confused about how easily the lack of productivity gains are accepted.