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SharePoint List Apps

There are the following List Apps used in the SharePoint -

1. Announcements

In SharePoint, an announcement list is used to share news and status. It also provides reminders to complete specific tasks on time.

Create an Announcement list

There are the following steps to create an Announcement list -

Step 1: Go to the Home page of your site, click on the +New, select App from the drop-down.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 2: A list of Apps appears on the screen. Scroll down the window and click on the Announcements.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 3: A pop-up window appears on the screen in which enter the name for the announcements, and click on the Create.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 4: In the site content, you will see that a new announcement Examdates is created. Click on this list.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 5: Once the Announcement list is created, click on the + New, a new item window appears at the right corner of the screen. Enter the details and click on the Create.

SharePoint List Apps

The below screenshot shows that the new announcement list is created.

SharePoint List Apps

2. Contacts

The Contact list is used to store information about the people or groups that you work with, such as in university, you can keep a contact list of all faculty members, students, etc.

Create a Contact List

There are the following steps to create a Contact list -

Step 1: Go to the Home page of your site, click on the +New, a drop-down menu appears, in which click on the App.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 2: Your App window appears, scroll the window, and search for the Contacts. Once you find the Contacts app, click on it.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 3: Provide a Name to Contacts app and click on the Create.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 4: Now, you can see that a contact list named "Student Contacts" is created in the Site Content.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 5: The system automatically creates a Contact list, as shown in the below screenshot.

SharePoint List Apps

Add items in the Contact list

To add items in the contact list, click on the +New, a New item window opens at the right corner of the screen. Enter the required information and click on the Save.

SharePoint List Apps

The below screenshot shows that student contact details are entered in the contact list.

SharePoint List Apps

3. Custom List

Follow the below steps to create a Custom list -

Step 1: Go to the Home page of your site, click on the +New, select app form the drop-down menu.

Step 2: A list of apps appears on the screen, click on the Custom list.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 3: Once you click on the Custom list, a popup window appears in which enter the name of the list that you want to create.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 4: In the site content, click on the list that you have created. A list page appears on the screen, click on the +New, a popup window appears at the right corner of the screen. Enter the details and click on the Save.

SharePoint List Apps

The below screenshot shows that the custom list is created.

SharePoint List Apps

4. Discussion Board

SharePoint Discussion board provides a central place to record, store, discuss, and share information within the organization. Once you create the discussion board, every team member of your organization will be able to start communication and share data with each other.

There are the following steps to create a discussion board in SharePoint -

Step 1: Go to the Home page of your site and select Site Content from the Quick Launch navigation bar.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 2: Click on the + New, a drop-down opens, select App from it.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 3: Your Apps window appears on the screen, scroll down the window, and search for the Discussion Board App. Once you find the Discussion Board App, click on it.

SharePoint List Apps

Step 4: A small "Adding Discussion Board" window pops up, in which enter the Name for your discussion board, and click on the Create. In our case, the Discussion Board name is My Discussion Board.

SharePoint List Apps

Now, you can see that a Discussion Board is created in the Site Content.

SharePoint List Apps

Once you click on the My Discussion Board, the following My Discussion Board window appears on the screen.

SharePoint List Apps

Create a New Discussion Thread

To start the Discussion, click on the + New Discussion Board at the top of the screen.

SharePoint List Apps

Provide Subject, Body for your Discussion Board and tick on Question check box, then click on the Save.

SharePoint List Apps

The following screenshot shows that a discussion board for Faculty-Student is created.

SharePoint List Apps

Now, the team members who have access of the Discussion Board App will be able to view your message by clicking on the subject.

SharePoint List Apps

Anyone can reply to your discussion by clicking on Add a reply.

SharePoint List Apps




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