This blog is the brainchild of committee of sorts. In January 2016 I took on the role of SharePoint Architect/Administrator for the Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech. Within the SharePoint Community, my title would be Site Collection Administrator, but that doesn’t mean a lot for our constituents, so we’re naming it Architect and Administrator because it means that I will be helping the division build and manage their sites.
Part of my role is to engage people in the use of Office365 and SharePoint. Virginia Tech adopted these platforms in 2014/2015, and the DSA started rolling it out in September 2015.
As a previous Education Coordinator for an online users group, I knew that I would be incorporating tutorials in my plan – using existing resources or developing my own tutorials specific to the division. I shared this idea with the committee overseeing the collaboration culture change and they asked if we could take my name and use the familiar phrase “It’s All Greek”. I loved the idea and I even have a monkey on my desk with a T-shirt with “it’s all greek to me” that someone gave to me a long time ago. They loved the idea of using the monkey as the spokesperson for this training blog/site/whatever form it will take.