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SharePoint: Task Lists

The SharePoint Task list allows users to create and manage tasks within the SharePoint site, as well as utlizize RSS feeds and email alerts.

To create a Task:

Click the Task list, the Items tab, then the New Item button.


Fill out the form, using the WPI username or lookup feature for the "Assigned To" field.

To create alerts for tasks:

Click the List tab, then use the features within the Share & Track ribbon.


Site Owners can create alerts for any member of the site. Site Members can only create personal alerts.


To connect with your tasks list in Microsoft Outlook, click the Connect to Outlook button. This will only work in Internet Explorer.

To request a SharePoint Site, please fill out this form.

Alternatively, you can email with the following information:

  1. Name of Your Project or Organization
  2. Short Name (suitable for URL): 6-8 characters
  3. Description of Project/Group
  4. Usernames of all group members, separated by semicolons
  5. Anticipated End Date for site
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Last modified: Jun 06, 2012, 09:37 EDT
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