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Online collaboration (SharePoint)

SharePoint is an industry leading suite of collaboration and communication tools that are designed to enhance information sharing and gathering by all groups and teams within UVic's dynamic community. SharePoint provides online portals for on-campus groups that can be customized to contain document libraries, meeting spaces, blogs, wikis, knowledge bases, test tracking, and more. Accounts are authorized using Active Directory, so users must login with their UVic credentials. Access to SharePoint sites are controlled by site administrators.

Who can use this service?

How do I request or access this service?

You may request a SharePoint site by completing the SharePoint site request form.

To access SharePoint, please visit share.uvic.ca.

What is the cost for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When is this service available?

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. You can be informed of service interruptions by subscribing to Informed.

How do I get help with this service?

SharePoint training sessions are available for both SharePoint site users and site administrators.  Additional information regarding SharePoint training can be found in the help centre

For all other inquiries, please contact the Computer Help Desk for help with this service:

File storage options comparison

Temporary personal file storage
(UVic Individual Temp)

Netdrive file storage

Connect
(SharePoint)

Temporary network storage space that is available to all UVic students, faculty, and staff

Large high-performance network file shares for UVic departments to store and share files

Online platform used for document management, storage, communication and collaboration among teams

Who can use it?

UVic students, faculty, and staff

UVic faculty, staff and departments

UVic faculty, staff and departments

Who administers it?

Self-managed

Managed by department

Managed by SharePoint site owner

How can you connect to it?

From workstations within UVic computing facilities or off-campus through VPN using a valid NetLink ID account

At UVic or off-campus through VPN using a valid NetLink ID account

Through any online connection at UVic or off-campus using a valid NetLink ID account

Does it support collaboration?

No sharing options are available

Files can be shared with other UVic personnel who have permissions to access a particular storage destination

Files can be shared with any UVic personnel having a valid NetLink ID account and SharePoint site access

Web publishing and hosting options comparison

Departmental web hosting

Personal web hosting

SharePoint

Web content management (Cascade)

Provisioned web spaces where UVic departmental administrators can add and maintain content

1GB of alotted personal web space is available to all faculty, staff, and students.  This web space can be used to host web pages, where owners can add and maintain content, as well as set permissions

Online platform used for document management, storage, communication and collaboration among teams

Cascade web content management system (CMS) allows for the easy addition and editing of content by many different authorized users of a web site
Who can use it?

UVic faculty, staff and departments

UVic students, faculty, staff and departments

UVic faculty, staff and departments

UVic faculty, staff and departments
Who administers it?

Managed by department

Self-managed

Managed by SharePoint site owner

Managed by department
How can you make changes to a site?

At UVic or off-campus through SFTP using a valid NetLink ID account

At UVic or off-campus through SFTP using a valid NetLink ID account

Through any online connection at UVic or off-campus using a valid NetLink ID account

Through any online connection at UVic or off-campus using a valid NetLink ID account
Publicly Accessible?

Yes: content can be accessed through any online connection at UVic or off-campus

Yes: content can be accessed through any online connection at UVic or off-campus

No: SharePoint site access can only be shared with UVic personnel having a valid NetLink ID account and appropriate SharePoint permissions

Yes: content can be accessed through any online connection at UVic or off-campus