What are SharePoint site collections and sites?

A site collection is made up of one top-level site and all sites below it.  Site collections host sites that are going to have something in common.  Sites in your site collection help partition your content so that you can have finer control of the appearance and the permission to the content.

Sites and subsites can be created under department site collections by submitting a support request to your IT department or your department's delegated SharePoint site administrator(s).


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