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Accessing the Board of Governor’s portal

Published: 21 June 2023 Last updated: 27 July 2023

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The Governor’s Portal is a SharePoint Team site (with attached Microsoft Teams site) which provides a collaboration space and is used to store documents for the Board of Governors.

Access permissions

To access the Board of Governor’s portal you will need to be provided with access permissions by the Assistant Clerk to the Board of Governors Jackie Newland. Once added, you’ll receive an email inviting you to visit the site.

When logging into the Board of Governor’s portal you will need to ensure that you log in with your University of Worcester credentials. If you do not know your details or require a password reset, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Accessing the site

The Board of Governor’s portal is a SharePoint site with an attached Microsoft Teams site. You can access the site via the SharePoint interface using a web browser or via the Microsoft Teams desktop app.

Working in SharePoint

The SharePoint site features 4 elements:

  • Homepage – Welcome page
  • Documents – Contains folders and files
  • Teams – Opens the Microsoft Teams app
  • Recycle Bin – Access and restore deleted files

For the best experience when working with files please access the Board of Governor’s portal’s SharePoint site.

Open the Board of Governor’s portal in Microsoft SharePoint

Working in Teams

The attached Microsoft Teams site features several communication channels and provides the best experience for chat, calls and meetings.

Once you’ve been added, you’ll find the Board of Governor’s portal in the Teams section of the Microsoft Teams app:

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams app
  2. Select the Teams section from the navigation menu on the left-hand side
  3. Find Board of Governor’s portal in the Teams list
  4. Select a channel to access it

Within each communication channel you’ll find a series of tabs along the top of the interface such as Posts and Files. Select Posts to join in the conversation or select Files to access the files and folders that are stored within the linked SharePoint site.

Open the Board of Governor’s portal in the Microsoft Teams app

Further guidance

If you’re new to SharePoint or Teams, we recommend that you complete the following training materials to familiarise yourself with the basics.

Launch the Microsoft Learning Pathways portal

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