3 SharePoint Online Site Collections
A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström
SharePoint site collection is just what it sounds like:
a collection of sites. SharePoint Online have various kinds
of site collections, but the most common one is the classic
team site. Two other site collections can by default be
created by all users: the modern team site and the communication
In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer
of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, shows how to create
these three SharePoint Online site collections and explains
the difference between them.
Create from the SharePoint homepage
When you click on the SharePoint tile in the Office 365
app launcher, you will be directed to the SharePoint Online
homepage. From this page, users can create two modern site
These site collections will be displayed on the creator's
SharePoint homepage, but they do not show up in the SharePoint
- The team site
Use the team site option when you want to collaborate
on content. An Office 365 group will be created automatically
when you create the team site, and all users added to
the site will be members of that group.
- The communication site
Use the communication site option when you want to share
content. No Office 365 group will be created, so use
the Share site icon in the top right corner to invite
people to the site.
Create from the SharePoint Admin center
The most feature rich site collections are created in the
SharePoint Admin Center. This is what we call the classic
site collections, and Peter shows the classic team site
in the demo below.