Groups Guides Overview
Groups connect users with relevant people, discussions, announcements, events, and resources. They can be created for schools, campuses, divisions, services, and organizations.
The Groups Guides Overview provides information that is essential to utilizing Groups. It is advised to begin with The Groups Guides Overview before proceeding.
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Increase Group engagement across the institution using Group Events.
- Portal Admin and Group Admin should determine types of Group Events.
- Portal Admin and Group Admin should determine if a Group Event is public or private.
- Portal Admin and Group Admin should consider ways to make the Group Event more discoverable for users.
- Improved communication
- Greater sense of community
- Enhanced institution support
Types of Group Events
College Events are a great way to foster community through in-person or online meetups. If an office or department holds regular events - student activities, tours, workshops, demos, meet & greets, etc. - create Group Events, so Group members hear about them and attend!
- Meet and Greets
- Trivia Nights
Show Event Notifications
Show Events in the Calendar Widget
Joined events will show up in a user’s calendar widget, making it easy to remember when and where the event takes place.
When a joined event has passed, the event will no longer appear in the calendar widget.
Show Events in the Activity Feed and Notifications
Events may show up in the activity feed if they are created in a Group where the user is a member. A user will receive a notification when an event has been added to a Group where they are a member if they have those notifications turned on in their account settings. Depending on the user's notification settings, a user may receive other notifications related to events.