The classic SharePoint experience has several apps that can be added to a SharePoint site, including a feature-rich Tasks app. In this video, see how to add that classic SharePoint app to a modern SharePoint team site.
- [Instructor] We're here in SharePoint on our SharePoint home page for The Landon Hotel, and we have a new team site for a project that has been assigned to us, The Temporary Lobby Project. The hotel is going to be remodeling the main lobby, and we have been tasked with creating a temporary lobby for use in the mean time. We've signed in today as Leslie Richardson. Leslie is our project manager. We have a team of four, which we see here, and the first thing we want to do is create a task list so that we can manage everything that has to be done. We're going to click here on the new button, and we have a list of the new options. Now, the very first one is list, and you might be thinking that's what we want, but it's not really. Let me go ahead and show you. What that list option will do is create a standard modern style list like this. This is our Marketing Team Site, another modern site, using a standard SharePoint modern list, rows and columns of information. This is not what we want. What we want is a task list. Now the task list in SharePoint, this is a classic experience task list, and you can tell that immediately by the fact that it has the ribbon with all of these commands on it. And our task list has some really nice features like these timelines, we see things like the task status, percentage complete, it lets us know which things have been finished, we have sub tasks, lots of great features here. And these are the things that we want for our task list, and they are not available in this type of list. So what we need to do is go ahead and use the old classic style task app. Now I know you might be using a modern style SharePoint site in all the modern apps, but that's okay, because the classic style apps still work just fine along side a modern app or a modern site. We're going to go ahead to our new button again, and we're going to go down and click on app. And this is going to bring up the Your Apps page, and when we scroll down we see a lot of different apps. In fact, it looks like there's another page, yes there are. All of the different apps that we can add to our SharePoint site. Now these are all classic style apps, but again, remember that's okay. The one we want here is tasks. We're going to click on that, and it prompts us to give the task list a name, but what we want to do is click on the advanced options, and you see the only thing additional that it gives us is a description. So I'm going to go ahead, give it a name, we'll call it Temp Lobby Tasks, and the description will be temporary lobby tasks. We'll click on create, and it'll probably do this very quickly. There we go, and now we have our new task list. You see our timeline and you see the beginnings of our task list. There are no items right now. And we have our ribbon for all of our commands. And it is part of our modern Temporary Lobby site. Now I know you don't see that listed here in the quick launch, but that's okay. We're going to go to site contents and find our Temporary Lobby Tasks page, and we will put it on the quick launch by going to the list ribbon, and we're going to come all the way over here to the right to list settings. And the first option here is list name description and navigation, we're going to click there. And where it says, "Do you want to display this list on in the Quick Launch?", we will simply click on the radio button for yes, and save it. And now when we go to our home page for our site, we see the link to our Temp Lobby Tasks list. And that is how you go ahead and add a classic style app task list to a modern SharePoint site.
Note: This course focuses on modern SharePoint sites built with the Communication template, but anyone using a classic site will be able to follow along.
- Comparing classic and modern sites
- Creating and editing tasks
- Adding tasks to the timeline
- Working with task views
- Adding meetings and tasks to the group calendar
- Adding a plan to your SharePoint site