Course Code: 27398

55281: SharePoint Online Branding Super User

Class Dates:
1 Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • This course delivers an instructor-led walk through of the various options for branding SharePoint Online Sites. SharePoint Online has some non-code options to add logo’s, color schemes and conditional formatting on sites and 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. We will also give guidance on the code options giving advice on where to look for the resources to do this. This course will not cover how to write the code for the non-standard customizations.

    The intended audience for this course would be those who are using SharePoint Online and want to personalize sites.
  • Audience
  • Benefits
    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's themes and pages.
    Leverage features such as site designs and hub sites to deploy customizations.


  • We expect the attendees of this course to have experience managing a site in SharePoint Online which includes tasks such as creating sites, apps and working with content in a site.

Course Details

  • Module 1: Branding in SharePoint Online
  • 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
  • Lab 1: Setting up SharePoint
  • Create a communication site
  • Create a team site
  • Module 2: Managing modern themes
  • 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 organizational custom theme
  • Lab 1: Customize a modern site
  • Set up a hub site hierarchy, Customize your hub site theme
  • Build your hub site navigation, Associate a team site to the hub site
  • Update an organizational theme
  • Module 3: Creating custom themes
  • Using SharePoint Designer with modern pages
  • SharePoint Designer 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
  • Lab 1: Design a custom theme
  • Create a new custom theme, Connect to SharePoint and sign in (using the SharePoint Online Management Shell)
  • Deploy your new theme, Switch to your new theme
  • Implement a Site Design
  • Module 4: Customizing lists and libraries
  • 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, Customizing people and hover cards
  • Further samples, Using Power Apps in lists and libraries
  • Create a new form, Brandable elements, Removing a custom form
  • Lab 1: Format lists and use Power Apps with forms
  • Create a list based on a spreadsheet, Apply row formatting to a list
  • Add column formatting, Add a custom form in Power Apps