Monday, March 28, 2011

Tip of the Week: My Links

Application: SharePoint
SharePoint has its own bookmarking option to allow for direct navigation to frequently used sites. Both SharePoint and other internet sites can be bookmarked. This list of links or bookmarks can be accessed anywhere through SharePoint.


How to add a link or bookmark in SharePoint
1. Go to Share.twu.edu. (From on campus)
2. Navigate to a specific page. For example, click on Instructional Support Services, then select Denton, then select Training.
3. In the upper right corner of the page, click on My Links.
4. Select Add to My Links.
5. A dialog box appears. Make any optional changes needed such as the name of the link, who can view the links, which group to add the link to or create a new group of links.
6. Click OK.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Application: SharePoint

Surveys are a method of gathering information from individuals in a standardized way. Surveys can be used to gather feedback, evaluate, or to determine trends in a group. SharePoint offers a survey tool for TWU faculty, staff and students.

What does a SharePoint survey offer?
• Branching logic: depending on how a respondent answers, certain questions may or may not appear
• Many question types:
o Multiple choice
o Multiple answers
o Open response
o Rating/Likert scale
• Option to export data to Microsoft Excel
• Restrict number of responses per respondent
• User must be logged in to SharePoint (with portal login), so data is collected only from TWU population.