Category Archives: SharePoint in the Cloud

Posts on SharePoint Online, Office 365 and other SharePoint in the cloud

Seven SharePoint Assessment Slideshares

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a presentation shared on Slideshare must be worth quite a few blog articles!  Here are seven Slideshare presentations that you may not have seen. All are relevant to the theme of … Continue reading

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Seven Summer SharePoint Stories

Here is my take on seven stories on SharePoint published over the summer. 1. I found CIO.com’s piece Office 365 Earns High Marks in Education, Struggles in Enterprise insightful, not so much for its mention of education as to the … Continue reading

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Can you set up SharePoint Office 365 for Education in 15 minutes?

Microsoft announced Office 365 for Education this week, and I decided to find out how easy it was to get started with Office 365 for Education. (See my earlier review SharePoint in Office 365- the Good, the Bad, the Brilliant … Continue reading

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How SharePoint and Assessments helped the Tooth Fairies one Christmas – a holiday tale

Did you know the Fairies use SharePoint? Here’s a story about how SharePoint and Assessments came in handy one Christmas. Only the very best Fairies who leave Fairy University are appointed as Tooth Fairies. Tooth Fairies visit all the little … Continue reading

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SharePoint in Office 365: the Good, the Bad, the Brilliant and the Ugly

What is Office 365 SharePoint Online like when you use it for real? And what potential application does it have for helping in learning? My company has been using Office 365 in anger for a month or so now, here … Continue reading

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Call assessments from Office 365, authenticating via Active Directory

Integrating with SharePoint Online, the Office 365 version of SharePoint, can be challenging as Microsoft have prevented most server-to-server communication. But SharePoint Online does support Active Directory (AD) authentication using Integrated Windows Authentication, so if your assessment software also supports … Continue reading

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I love SharePoint, so I love to answer questions

Thanks to sharepointszu for this lovely title quote. After 3 days at the European SharePoint Conference, it’s been really enjoyable meeting people and learning in such an open and friendly environment. I feel I’ve learned far more about SharePoint than … Continue reading

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How to pass candidate name into an assessment from Office 365’s SharePoint Online

Calling a quiz, survey or test from SharePoint? Want to pass in the name of the candidate / student / participant into an external assessment program? How do you do this from Office 365’s SharePoint Online? You could use a … Continue reading

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Want to use Office 365 for learning? Four ways to use assessments within Office 365

With Office 365 launched this week, here are four easy ways to include an assessment – quiz, test, exam or survey – within Office 365. These methods all work with SharePoint Online, the SharePoint component of Office 365. 1. Use … Continue reading

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Little known ways to share assessments in SharePoint

Do you want to share a quiz you’ve put in your SharePoint site so a colleague can use it in theirs? Do you want to share a test with another site administrator so they can use it on their own … Continue reading

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