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SharePoint Online Quick Start

Create a site

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 name (and a description, if you want) for the site.

    • You can select Edit Image of the pencil icon for editing a flow. and then edit the group email address or site address, if you want.

      Important: The only symbols allowed in the site address are underscores, dashes, single quotes, and periods, and can't start or end with a period. 

    • Choose a sensitivity level for your site information.

    • Select whether the group will be public or private (if creating a Team site).

    • 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 site is created and ready for use in seconds. If you selected a team site, a Microsoft 365 group is also created. 

A screenshot displaying two SharePoint site options.

Add a list or document library

  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 filters to modify what you see

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

  2. Select Open the filters pane Click Open the filters pane.

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

SPO Use columns

Add a page

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

  2. Select New.

  3. Select Page.

  4. Select a template, then select Create page

  5. Type a name of your page, then add any other content you want. 

    Use web parts to add text, images, and other content.

  6.  Select Publish when you're ready.

New Page

Add a web part

  1. In your news post or page, select the plus sign SPO Plus sign  where you want to insert content.

  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.

SPO Web parts Toolbox

Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have set up the targeted release options in Microsoft 365. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

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