Getting Started on StoutCloud Academic Program Pages

This document contains information about getting started with StoutCloud academic program pages, instructions for editing academic program pages and resources for StoutCloud training and support.

Getting Started on StoutCloud Academic Program Pages

All UW-Stout academic programs have a sub-site in StoutCloud, the SharePoint Office 365 Online intranet for current students, faculty and staff resources.

Content that was on an academic program’s “Current Students” CommonSpot web page has been migrated to a StoutCloud Student Resources page. The Academic Programs directory is located here.


Academic program directors will have StoutCloud Designer permissions to edit a program sub-site. Permissions are granted by UW-Stout’s Enterprise Information Systems department. If you have not received a SharePoint “shared” notification email, please email for assistance.

Every program has its own StoutCloud sub-site. The sub-site includes a Document Library, Image Library and a Student Resources page. Academic Program pages all have the same content structure, as seen in the left column navigation. Every academic program sub-site has a landing page, a link to the program’s University Bulletin page and a link to a Student Resources page.


How to Edit an Academic Program Page

Academic Program pages are set-up using the Blank Web Part page. This allows you to enter text and images directly into the main section of the page or by adding a Web Part to a section of the page.

To edit an Academic Program landing page in StoutCloud, click the gear icon located in the blue bar on the top left section of the window. 


A dropdown list will appear. Select Edit page.


This will Check Out the page to you, no one else will be able to edit the page until you Check It In.

After clicking on Edit Page, you will be in page edit mode.


SharePoint Office 365 Online has a similar editor interface as MS Word. When you are in Edit mode, the toolbar at the top of the page provides the same toolset as MS Word.


You can format text, add a table, insert links and images just like in MS Word by selecting the appropriate tab on the toolbar.


For more detailed SharePoint Office 365 Online training go to SharePoint Help on the StoutCloud top navigation bar:


If you encounter any problems or have questions about working in StoutCloud, you can always email

Once you have finished editing your StoutCloud page, you will want to Check It In for publishing.

You must Save your edits BEFORE you Check It In.


After you Save your edits you can Check It In for publishing. 

You must add comments to the Comments box for the publisher to know what has been changed on the page. After you have added comments, click Continue.


An email will be sent to the Academic Programs publisher to Approve your page for publishing.

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The Academic Programs StoutCloud publisher is Don Steffen,, 715-232-1239

StoutCloud Training & Support

If you want to add a Page to your program sub-site, please read through the “Adding Additional Pages” instructions on SharePoint Help site:

If you want to add a form to your program site, StoutCloud uses Qualtrics to add online forms to your StoutCloud sub-site. Instructions on how to use Qualtrics to add a form are on the SharePoint Helps site:

If you encounter any problems or have questions about working in StoutCloud, please email

Keywords:common spot Stout Cloud Stout-Cloud Academic   Doc ID:78899
Owner:Josh E.Group:UW Stout
Created:2017-12-22 11:29 CDTUpdated:2017-12-22 14:45 CDT
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