How Douglas College Engaged Faculty and Staff with a SharePoint 2013 Intranet

Join Barbara Allen, Chair of Computing Science and Technology at Douglas College, and Michal Pisarek, Co-Founder and Manager of Product at Bonzai Intranet, as they share the story of how Douglas College successfully implemented their Intranet on SharePoint 2013 in only 12 weeks. Learn how governance planning, information architecture, change management and user experience can be leveraged to help your educational institution successfully create a SharePoint-based intranet that not only looks great, it helps users communicate, collaborate and engage, and provides long term sustained value.

In this session, we'll cover:

  • Common use cases and capabilities that modern institutional Intranet need to provide
  • How to best structure content within your Intranet for easy search and findability
  • How to leverage the power of SharePoint 2013 for content management, forms, people search and workflow
  • Governance, communication and change management best practices to ensure that your Intranet is timely, current and valuable
  • Common design and implementation pitfalls and how to avoid them


Michal Pisarek

Director of Product, Douglas College and Bonzai Intranet for SharePoint

Barbara Allen

Chair of Computing Science and Technology, Douglas College