Office 365: Cross institutional sites


Cross institutional sites should be used to manage and share information for university wide functions.

Information in a cross institutional site is owned/fed by multiple teams and does not sit within a particular team/department/faculty.

Cross institutional sites have a wide range of tools to allow staff to publish documents, web pages, links etc.

Examples of cross institutional sites include:

University visual identity

  • Information on the new university visual identity.

Online Module Boxes

  • Sites that are accessed via Module courses where module box contents can be uploaded and stored. Each school can have its own online module box that is owned and administered by school office. Further information and help on using the online module boxes can be found on the online module box help pages.

How to request an Office 365 site

Fill in the online form to request a Team, Research, Committee, Cross Institutional or Social site

Click Raise a request and choose Office 365 site request

Login to IT Self Service

Staff training courses

We run training for staff that are managing and publishing information in an Office 365 site.

Site administrator training

It is recommended that site administrators who will be setting up and managing sites attend the Office 365: Setting up your University of Plymouth site course. There are two additional courses for site administrators:

Working with permissions in Office 365 sites

Office 365: Next steps with team sites

Site member training

It is recommended that anyone who is a site member and needs to upload and manage documents in a site attend the Office 365: Using your University of Plymouth site course.

Office 365 Cross institutional sites

Visit the Visual Identity site to see an example of a cross institutional site

Visual identity site