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Video: Create a team or communication site

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Create a team site to connect people on a team, or create a communication site to reach a broader audience across your company.

  1. From your SharePoint Online homepage, select + Create site.

  2. There are 2 site options to choose from:

    • Team site

      • Collaborate on projects

      • Read team-related news

      • Stay on track with a shared calendar and managed tasks

    • Communication site

      • Share news or information broadly

      • Engage with a large audience

      • Use modern, visual layouts

    Note: Although there are 2 site options to choose from, the rest of this lesson describes how to create a Team site.

  3. Select Team site.

  4. Type in a site name and see if it's available.

    Note: A corresponding Office 365 group is created with every team site in Office 365 so there's no need to make an email distribution list. Anyone can contact your entire team with this email address.

  5. Type in a description for your site.

  6. Select a privacy setting and then select Next.

  7. Add additional site owners and group members as needed.

  8. Select Finish.

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What is a SharePoint team site?

Create a team site in SharePoint Online

What is a SharePoint communication site?

Create a communication site in SharePoint Online

In SharePoint Online, connect with your colleagues in one place with a team or communication site.

From your SharePoint Online homepage, select Create site.

There are 2 options to choose from:

A Team site lets your team collaborate on projects, see related news, and keep others on track with a shared calendar and managed tasks.

With a Communication site, share news or information and engage with a large audience using modern and visual layouts.

We'll choose a Team site ...

Type in a site name and see if it’s available.

When you create a team site in Office 365, a corresponding Office 365 group is also created.

With an Office 365 group, there's no need to make an email distribution list – anyone can contact your entire team with this email address.

Type in a description for your site …

and select a privacy setting.

For now, we’ll select Private, and select Next.

Add additional site owners and group members as needed ...

And any member of your team site can create and customize pages, document libraries, or lists.

When you're ready, select Finish … and your team site is live and you can now add content to it!

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