SharePoint: Types of SharePoint Online Sites


This article describes the different types of SharePoint Online sites: communication and team.


Communication site

Create a SharePoint Online communication site to share news, reports, status, and other information in a visually compelling format. These types of sites can be shared with a wide variety of people within the USNH system.

Examples of UNH Communication sites

Team site

Create a SharePoint Online Team site to provide a location where you and your team can work on projects, create workflows, store and collaborate on files, or create and manage lists of information. A team site includes a group of related web pages, a default document library for files, lists for data management, and web parts that you can customize to meet your needs. This site is designed for smaller teams of users.

Should I create a team site or a communication site?

Use a communication site to broadcast information out to a broad audience. With a communication site, typically only a small set of members contribute content that is consumed by a much larger audience.

Use a team site when you want to collaborate with other members of your team or with others on a specific project. With a team site, typically all or most members can contribute content to the site and the information is limited to only the members of the team or project and specific stakeholders.

Still unsure of what type of site to use? Put in a TeamDynamix request, the USNH SharePoint team will be happy to set up some time to sit down with you and your team.

Requests for site creation and/or the ability to share with external users HERE

Need Additional Help?

Please fill out the Microsoft 365 Support webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.


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