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Overview

myCommunity let’s you customize your own spaces for projects, teams and groups using a single dynamic tool. Within myCommunity, KU students, faculty and staff have 1TB of free cloud storage via OneDrive for Business and access to online versions of Microsoft Office products through Office 365.

Built on SharePoint Online, myCommunity includes integrated productivity tools, data management and collection tools, document sharing, 1TB of personal file storage, many of the features found on websites and social networks, and more. myCommunity is integrated with Microsoft tools such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Skype for Business. And, because the service is cloud-based, it is accessible from computers and mobile devices anytime you have Internet access.

What's inside myCommunity?

Five components make up the basic elements of myCommunity: 1) OneDrive for Business, 2) Office 365, 3) Project Sites, 4) Team Sites, 5) Community Sites.


Key Features of myCommunity:

Web Tools
• Access controls
• Search
• Personal profile page

Social Tools
• Newsfeeds
• Discussion forums
• Mobile apps
• Wiki

Productivity Tools
• Calendars
• Task and project management
• Simultaneous co-authoring
• Notifications

Manage Files
• File storage & sharing
• Document sharing
• Document versioning
• 1TB of personal storage

Data Management and Collection
• Web forms
• Surveys/Polls
• Data filters
• Custom views
• Exportable

Integration with other tools
• Word
• PowerPoint
• Excel
• OneNote
• Outlook
• Skype for Business (formerly Lync)


Learn About myCommunity

Quick Start Videos:
Get an overview of the myCommunity basics in less than five minutes with our Quick Start videos:
myCommunity Quick Start Video for Students
myCommunity Quick Start Video for Faculty & Staff

Get an overview of OneDrive for Business and Office 365 with our Getting Started videos:
Getting Started with OneDrive for Business
Getting Started with Office 365


Training:
We offer the following instructor-led courses on myCommunity:

  • ​myCommunity - Getting Started: Focuses on your personal use of myCommunity, including OneDrive for Business and Office 365. Concludes with a preview/demo of team sites.
  • myCommunity - Intermediate: Focuses on setting up and customizing team sites, including adding apps, creating columns and views, and adding and editing web pages. 
  • myCommunity - Site Owner: Focuses on planning and creating sites and managing the permissions for sites. 

You can register for workshops at workshops.ku.edu. Or, you can take the course on your own by going to the myCommunity Help Site and choosing the Intermediate or Site Owner courses.


Learning Resources:
To learn more, log in to myCommunity with your KU online ID and click on "Help" to explore documentation and guides, training, FAQs, site request information and the myCommunity framework. Or, use the following direct links. Remember to enter your KU Email Address (ending in @ku.edu) to advance to the KU login page:

Documentation & Guides
Training
FAQ
Site Request Information
myCommunity Framework

Non-Approved Uses of myCommunity

Most data classified as "Level 1 - Confidential Information" by the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy, including information protected by HIPPA (health info), GLB (financials) and PCI (e-commerce), cannot be stored in myCommunity or on KU group file storage or personal file storage, including OneDrive for Business. For a complete list of data classified as "Level 1" please see the KU Data Classification & Handling Policy: Appendix 1. Please contact your Technology Support Staff regarding the special permissions and processes required to store Level 1 data.


Log in to myCommunity:

Go to mycommunity.ku.edu and sign in with your KU Online ID.


Log in from the Microsoft Office 365 page:

You can share links to documents, sites and pages within myCommunity with other users, and they can share links with you. If you receive a link to a site, page or document within myCommunity, and you aren’t currently logged in or are logged in on a browser that isn’t your default, you will be taken to the Microsoft Office 365 log in page. From there, you'll need to enter your KU email address and select "Next" or press tab to advance to the KU login page where you will log in as normal.

Office 365 Login Page 2017


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