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Training plan for campus SharePoint 2010 launch

Be ready for the new functionality and the "ribbon"

SharePoint 2010 ribbon

As the campus prepares to launch the latest version of SharePoint 2010 with the ribbon, University Web Services has developed a training plan that encompases all permissions groups. This new plan recognizes the specific skill set needed by each user to be successful at SharePoint 2010.

Phase I—SDAT

February 1 will launch the first public group of users to access SharePoint 2010. Participating web masters will get a practice area (“sandbox”) where individuals can test functionality coupled with the training documentation. This group will provide invaluable feedback to University Web Services.

Phase II—Early-adopters

On March 1, a select group of 20 site owners will be invited to access SharePoint 2010. Together with the web masters, these individuals will test functionality in a practice “sandbox” area. We will work closely with them collecting feedback and registering problems.

Phase III—End-user training

April and May will be devoted to training the campus congregation on SharePoint 2010 functionality featuring the ribbon. During the first two weeks of April, introductory sessions will be held. These informative sessions will introduce “the ribbon” to all users. At these sessions, users will be encouraged to register for the upcoming training sessions.

SharePoint 2010 training will be chunked into sessions directed toward specific permission groups. Training sessions include:

  • SharePoint 2010 basic—required for all users who have site permission and all new users must complete this session before permissions will be granted.

The curriculum for each level is built on basic class. Additional information is added based on permission level.

  • Contributors—Edit, check-in, publish; tabs and accordions, reusable content, forms
  • Content managers—Navigation, web parts
  • Site owners—Branding
  • Web masters—CSS

Classes will be held daily in May rotating between the Anschutz and Downtown campus. Web masters will be appraised of who has registered and for what class. Training sessions for entire departments or units are available. Please complete training requests before March 15.

SharePoint 2010 launch................................................................................................................... June 1

Communications plan

We plan on developing and posting online training materials, frequently asked questions (FAQ), the training schedule and training registration forms on the CU Denver website at

The website will serve as the main communications vehicle through the launch of SharePoint 2010.

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