Microsoft Lists

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Microsoft Lists helps you track information and organize work.  Lists are simple, intuitive, and flexible, so you can stay on top of what matters most to your team. Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more using customizable views and smart rules and alerts to keep everyone in sync. With ready-made templates, you can quickly start lists online or on the mobile app.

Who can use Lists

Microsoft Lists is available to all faculty, staff, and students.

For more information, see the Lists FAQ below.

How to sign in

If you don’t have a UVic Office 365 account yet, login with your NetLink ID and passphrase to and sign up for Office 365.

Once you have signed up for your UVic Office 365 account, login to with your and passphrase and click Lists.

How to create a list from the Lists app
How to add or edit list items
How to create or change the view of a list

You can set your list to show your data in a custom way.  See Microsoft’s documentation on creating or changing the view of a list

How to share a list or list item

You must share a list from the Microsoft Lists home page, rather than sharing from the list page.  For more information, see Microsoft’s documentation on sharing a list or list items.

How to use Lists in Microsoft Teams

You can add Lists as a tab in the channels of a team. See Microsoft’s documentation on using Lists in Teams for more information.

Lists FAQ

What is Microsoft Lists?

Microsoft Lists is a way to track information and organize work. 

How do I get Microsoft Lists?

Login with your UVic NetLink ID to to sign up for a UVic Office 365 account. Access Lists through the Office 365 portal.

I'm a student. Can I use Microsoft Lists?

Yes. Access Lists through the Office 365 portal or add it to your Teams account.

Why should I use Lists instead of another task managing application?

Microsoft Lists is included with your UVic Microsoft 365 account.

Will Microsoft Lists work on mobile devices?

Lists Microsoft Lists is available on mobile web browsers with full functionality across iOS and Android. In addition, there are Microsoft Planner iOS and Android apps you can download.

There's an option to add a list from an existing SharePoint site. Does this mean I can use a list from my Connect site?

No, you cannot use a list from Connect. Connect, UVic’s SharePoint instance, is SharePoint 2013 and is not integrated into our Microsoft 365 instance. You can use existing lists that you have created in Microsoft 365 (personal lists cannot be added to a Microsoft Lists tab in a Team).

Can I delete a list?

You can delete a list; however, you must first delete all the items in the list before deleting the entire list.