33 – SharePoint

Up a further 7 places this year; its highest position on the list

SharePoint is an integrated suite of products from Microsoft to create a social intranet and collaboration portal.

Website: sharepoint.com
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Installed

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 23
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 88

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 40.   2017: 41    2016: 38    2015: 45    2014: 65    2013: 59
2012: 45    2011: 65    2010: 75    2009: 50    2008: –       2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected SharePoint as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“I have been using SharePoint, with the help of a custom HTML editor (Wix-style), to provide web based content instead of eLearning modules. This is giving my team more flexibility to create and maintain our content, and gives our people more flexibility to access the content when and where they need it.” Head of Risk Skills, Australia

“Using SharePoint I have been able to design an engaging induction platform for staff. I have been able to embed Sways, videos and infographics making the experience an interactive one.” Learning & Development Coordinator, UK

“Still a solid home for collaborative documents, storage, and learning resources” Manager of Product Development, USA

“Good for storing your corporate files (QMS) and manage projects”. L&D Specialist, Netherlands

“Work intranet uses SharePoint. Great for discussion boards, document libraries. I also have a work blog on the site” CEO, Australia

Previous comments

“The main platform at work for working with document and news.” Patrik Bergman, 2018

“Loathsome it may be, but time and again in my career it’s the only intranet tool that IT will countenance and an intranet is so much better than shared drives for creating a collective memory.” Dan Roddy, L&D Manager, UK

“Helps internal sharing”Annette Poro, Belgium

“easy way for us to store reference materials” Josh Gertz, USA

“My favorite professional social network environment and as a social collaboration tool in our learning organization it supports me in ‘Working out Loud’ and overall skill building with and about social media. Even better than participation in online-learning courses ;-)” L&D Manager, Germany, 2016

“Collaboration platform and document sharing” Ann Gall, Instructional Designer, Canada, 2016

“Started using it back in 2007 and have used it at multiple companies. Feel it is generally under-used and misunderstood but it helps me organize my projects and set up a one-stop-shop where stakeholders can see what’s going on with each project.” L&D Consultant, UK, 2016

“as LMS and learning tool” Lynetter Kissoon, Canada, 2016

“I use this tool to host my learning community collaboration site, and sites for blended learning courses.” Daniel Jones, Trainer/Instructor, Switzerland, 2016

“Great for sharing information and documents” Steve Adams, Trainer/Instructor, UK, 2016

“Publishing Site – organizing and presenting my curated content” Saif Altalib, 2015

 “If used properly can be an excellent knowledge management system” 2015

“Already available within our organisation, we can use the same system for working and for learning” 2013

“Collaboration is the key to innovation in our business, we use this system on a daily basis – so are setting up more and more groups and communities now – for both informal networking as well as to act as formal learning communities.” JJ 2013