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SharePoint Online Branding

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Course Overview

This course delivers an instructor-led walkthrough of the various options for branding SharePoint Online Sites. SharePoint Online has some non-code options to add logos, Corporate color schemes, and conditional formatting on Apps. There are also options to add in coded customizations. This course will give you guidance on how to use the non-code options available with practical labs to practice these methods. The course will also give guidance on the code options advising on where to look for the resources to do this. The course will not cover how to write the code for the non-standard customizations.

Audience Profile

The intended audience for this course would be those who are using SharePoint Online and want to personalize sites.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the variations in SharePoint Online user interfaces such as classic and modern.
  • Implement out-of-the-box customizations for themes, logos, headers, footers, menu layouts, and more.
  • Be able to format columns and views in lists and libraries.
  • Operate Power Apps for customizing forms in SharePoint Online.
  • Use a variety of tools for conditioning SharePoint themes and pages.
  • Leverage features such as site designs and hub sites to deploy customizations.

Target Audiance

  • Corporate IT Managers: Learned how to customize SharePoint Online to enhance their organization's digital workspace.
  • Web Developers: Gained skills to integrate advanced branding techniques into SharePoint Online sites.
  • Graphic Designers: Expanded their expertise by learning to apply visual branding to SharePoint Online interfaces.
  • Project Managers: Acquired knowledge to oversee SharePoint Online branding projects effectively.

Schedule Dates

SharePoint Online Branding
08 July 2024
SharePoint Online Branding
08 October 2024
SharePoint Online Branding
08 January 2025
SharePoint Online Branding
08 April 2025

Course Content

  • A history of branding in SharePoint
  • What is SharePoint?
  • How was SharePoint branded in the past?
  • Publishing sites and master pages
  • SharePoint Designer
  • Live SharePoint publishing sites
  • SharePoint’s journey to the cloud
  • A change in best practices
  • Modern vs classic
  • What tools may you need?
  • Understanding your company branding

  • Upgrading from classic to modern
  • Changing themes in team and communication sites
  • Adding site logos
  • Headers
  • Mega menus and cascading menus
  • Background images
  • Footers
  • Deploying themes with hub sites
  • Setting up hub sites
  • Connecting to hub sites
  • Set up an organisational custom theme

  • Using SharePoint Designer with modern pages
  • SharePoint Designer 2013 prerequisites
  • Navigating SharePoint Designer
  • Connecting to Sites and Pages
  • Updating modern pages
  • Using the theme designer
  • An overview of the theme designer
  • Exporting your new theme
  • Deploying themes using PowerShell
  • Connect to SharePoint and sign in
  • Deploying and removing a custom theme
  • Applying themes with Site Designs

  • Introducing JSON to lists and libraries
  • Using design mode
  • How to apply formatting to columns
  • Format choices
  • Conditional formatting
  • Format views
  • Using branding with formatting
  • Using advanced mode
  • Sample JSON code segments
  • Schemas and branding
  • Create clickable actions
  • How to add icons


Participants should have a basic understanding of SharePoint Online and some experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Familiarity with SharePoint Designer and Office 365 is also beneficial.

By attending this course, you will gain the skills to effectively customize and brand SharePoint Online sites, enhancing user engagement and adoption. You’ll also learn best practices to ensure your branding efforts are maintainable and scalable.

Many training providers offer post-course support, such as access to forums, follow-up webinars, and direct email support with instructors to help you apply your new skills in real-world scenarios.

You can register for the course through the training provider’s website. Typically, you’ll need to fill out a registration form and make a payment to secure your spot. Some providers may also offer corporate discounts or group rates.

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