Create a SharePoint Online Modern Site Collection + Video Tutorial

In this SharePoint Online tutorial, I would like to share the steps on how to create a modern site collection in SharePoint Online Office 365.

Modern experience in SharePoint site is designed to be compelling, flexible, and more attractive. Modern SharePoint site makes easier for anyone to create beautiful, dynamic sites and pages, that are mobile friendly.

Create a modern site collection in SharePoint Online

Nowadays, mostly we are creating Team Sites or Communication sites for our business purpose. Here we will learn what is Modern Team sites and Communication sites and how to create them.

Modern Team Sites

Team sites in SharePoint is used to collaborate and communicate with both team members and partners, to manage tasks, share documents, track event and much more. On a team sites homepage, one can view the links to important team files, apps, web pages and can see the recent activity in the activity feed.

Create a Modern team Site in SharePoint Online

  • If you are in office 365 admin center, then navigate to SharePoint under Admin Center.
create Modern team site in SharePoint site collection
Office 365 admin center
  • On SharePoint admin center, under Sites click on Active sites.
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SharePoint admin center
  • Click on create icon and select Team sites.
create modern team site in sharepoint online
create a team site in SharePoint admin center
  • Give a name to the site(while adding site name, it will automatically add group email address and site address), add group owner and select a language.
create modern team site collection sharepoint online
creating team sites in SharePoint Online
  • In advanced setting, under Privacy setting select private from drop down if you want to make your site private else you make it public, select Time zone and add a site description. Then click on Next.
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advanced settings while creating SharePoint team sites.
  • If you want to add additional owner and members you can add owner under Add additional owner and add member under Add member. Then click on Finish.
create Modern team site in SharePoint site collection
add additional owner and add member to team sites
  • Your SharePoint Team site will be created, you can see it in Active sites and also you can open it by clicking on the URL.
how to create modern team site collection in sharepoint online
Team site is created

Communication Sites

Communication Site in SharePoint site is used to share information within the organization. You can share and keep track of topics, events, and projects. The communication site in SharePoint comes with three templates, topic, showcase, and blank.

  1. Topic is to share information such as news, event, and other information.
  2. Showcase is used to showcase photos/ images of product, team, and event.
  3. Blank is used to creating your own design.

Create a Communication sites in SharePoint Online

  • If you are in Microsoft 365 admin, then navigate Admin Centers and click on SharePoint
create a modern communication sites in SharePoint Online
office 365 admin center
  • On SharePoint admin center, under Sites click on Active sites.
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Active sites in sharepoint admin center
  • Click on create icon and select Communication Sites.
create new communication site sharepoint online
create new communication site sharepoint online
  • You can choose the design( topic, showcase, and blank )and give a name to the site(while adding site name, it will automatically add site address), add site owner and select a language.
sharepoint online create communication site collection
sharepoint online create communication site collection
  • Select Time zone and add a site description. Then click on Finish.
create a modern communication sites in SharePoint Online
advanced setting while creating in communication site.

Now you can see the communication site in Active sites. Click on the URL to see the communication site.

how to create modern communication site in sharepoint online
how to create modern communication site in sharepoint online

This is how to create modern sites in SharePoint Online.

Video tutorial on Create a SharePoint Online Modern Site Collection

As we know Microsoft introduced a Modern view concept in SharePoint 2019 and Online, here is the Video to create a site collection in SharePoint Online.

To create a modern site (aka modern Site Collection) you have the following options:

  • From the SharePoint Online Home Page, click on “Create site”
  • Instead of using the old SPO Admin Center, use the new one so you can create both modern and classic sites.

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Please go through the video to know more details about creating a site collection in SharePoint online.

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I hope this SharePoint Online tutorial explains, how to create a site collection in modern SharePoint Online Office 365 and also we saw how to create a modern communication site in SharePoint Online.

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