Collaborate: SharePoint Online

Design your team site

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Your Office 365 admin usually creates a team site for you, assigns a site owner, and then provides Edit permission to all your teammates. Three simple changes to your team site can go a long way: a meaningful title to promote discoverability, a logo to improve branding, and a good description to help others choose your site from search results.

Note: If for some reason you don’t have a team site, contact your Office 365 Admin who can create one for you.

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Try it!

Note: You need to be a member of the Designers group or have contributor permission to modify a team site. A safe way to practice changing a team site is to create and use a subsite under the team site. For more information, see Create a subsite under the existing site.

Change the tiles, title, description, and logo
  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account, and then navigate to your team site (In the app launcher App launcher button , click Sites, and then locate your team site).

  2. To remove the default tiles, click Remove This.

    Remove This command

    Note: If you don’t see the REMOVE THIS command, you do not have the appropriate permission.

  3. Click Settings Settings icon > Site settings.

  4. On the Site Settings page, under Look and Feel, click Title, description, and logo.

  5. Enter a new title in the Title box and a new description in the Description box.

    Adding a title and description

    Note: The description displays in search results and when you hover over the title.

  6. To upload your company logo, do one of the following:

    • From your computer, click From Computer, click Browse, locate and select the image, and then click Open.

    • From a SharePoint library, click From SharePoint, locate and select the image, and then click Insert.

    The Contoso company logo

    Note: Microsoft does not provide sample logos.

  7. Click OK to save your changes.

Explore the use of the description text (Extra credit!)
  1. Navigate to your team site.

  2. Change the title and description.

  3. Hover over the title to show the description as alt text.

Additional resources

For more information on using a team site, see Learn your way around a team site.

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