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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 recommend that all users start by taking our "myCommunity – Getting Started" course. The course is available online through Blackboard and in-person. Enroll in the online course. If you prefer instructor-led training, please visit Technology Training Workshops to register for upcoming myCommunity workshops.

We also offer two advanced courses "Intermediate" and "Site Owner." For more information, log in to myCommunity and click on "Training" on the homepage in the lower right.


Learning Resources:
To learn more, log into myCommunity with your KU online ID and click on "Help" to explore documentation and guides, training, FAQs, site request information and the myCommunity framework.

You can also select from the following direct links and enter your KU Online ID followed by "@home.ku.edu" (OnlineID@home.ku.edu) on the Microsoft Office 365 login page. From there, you'll be redirected to a separate KU log in page. Then login to myCommunity with your KU online ID.

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 follow these steps:

  1. Enter your KU Online ID followed by “@home.ku.edu
  2. Press the “tab” key or click to the password box
  3. You will be redirected to a separate KU login page
  4. Sign in with your KU Online ID

Tip: To avoid the Office 365 login page, log in to myCommunity before clicking on shared links to documents and sites.

How to log in from the Microsoft Office 365 page

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