Groups Guide Overview
Groups connect users with relevant people, discussions, announcements, events, and resources. They can be created for schools, campuses, divisions, services, and organizations.
In this article:
Managing View Access to Groups
Adding to Groups
In order to be added to Groups, a user has to have logged in.
Pathify recommends using Membership Filters within a Group rather than adding users manually. This way, as soon as a user has logged in, that user will automatically be placed in the appropriate Groups.
This restriction is due to reasons of privacy and FERPA. To be referenced in any context of the app, the user must have logged in and accepted the terms and conditions.
Portal Admin can add users to Groups manually in Admin Plus.
A Group can be set to be discovered within Admin Plus.
The advantage of allowing Groups to be "discovered" is that students and faculty members can find out about interesting and relevant Groups on campus. However, in some circumstances, discovering a Group might be considered inappropriate or invasive.
This can be chosen on a case-by-case basis; it is controlled within Admin Plus within an individual Group.
- Sometimes, quirks regarding Roles prevents people from being automatically removed from a Group once that Group is no longer relevant to that user.
- It is appropriate for students to be able to remove themselves from some Groups once the Group no longer holds relevance or interest.
- If the Group is course-specific or otherwise required, it wouldn't be desired to have students accidentally or deliberately remove themselves when participation is encouraged or required.
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