SharePoint at UT Arlington
SharePoint provides a powerful set of tools for information sharing and team collaboration. A SharePoint website can include document libraries, form libraries, photo libraries, calendars, contacts, tasks, discussion boards, and surveys. Websites can be easily customized to fit your specific requirements.
SharePoint contains a number of different features and solutions, which will be made available to the campus in stages in order to better deliver training, support, and information.
The following video provides information about what to expect during the SharePoint Rollout to campus departments:
For more information and training resources, log in at https://sharepoint.uta.edu (NetID and password required; if using Windows XP or Vista, type “uta\” + NetID as the login name). Additionally, a VPN connection is required when accessing SharePoint from off campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a limit to the amount of files I can store on SharePoint?
Currently, there is no limit to the amount of files that can be stored on SharePoint.
Are there any types of files that can't be stored on SharePoint?
SharePoint supports the storage of most common file types; however, certain potentially harmful files, such as .exe's, are not supported. Any Microsoft Office application file offers the ability to edit within the browser as well as opening the application.
When should I use SharePoint rather than blog.uta.edu or wiki.uta.edu?
First identify the audience and contributors for the wiki or blog. If the audience includes students or external individuals, SharePoint will not be the suitable solution for now.
Is SharePoint a replacement for our departmental website?
Because SharePoint is only available to a limited audience, it is not a replacement for your college, school, or department website.
Are K drives going away?
The long term plan is for SharePoint to be our new “K:” drive. With SharePoint you will have more storage space than the present K: drive, as well as all of the robust features such as lists, discussion boards, and surveys.