Creating groups is easy. Note: You must be logged in to create a group.
Step 1: Go to the Groups directory.
Step 2: Click “Create a Group.”
Step 3: Choose the details for your group — its name and its description.
Step 4: Now you need to make choices about your group’s settings:
Enable discussion forum: Each group can have a discussion forum attached to it. If you choose NOT to have a forum people will not be able to post discussions.
Privacy options: You can create a public group that anyone can join and that everyone can see. Or you can create a private group. A private group is listed in the site directory but people will not be able to see any content posted to the group. They will also need to ask you — the group creator and administrator — to become members. A hidden group cannot be seen by anyone who isn’t a member of that group. It won’t be listed in the directory either so people won’t be able to find out. You will need to invite people individually to beomc members of the group. Note! On the internet, very little is private. People who are members of a private or hidden group may let someone else use their login or they may take a screenshot of content. Please be cautious about sharing sensitive information on the internet!
Group calendar: Each group has its own even calendar. You can choose the settings for creating events — whether members can add events and what editing privileges they will have — on this screen, too.
Step 5: Choose your group’s avatar. You can upload an image from your computer. If you do not upload an image, the site will create one for you.
Step 6: Invite people to your group. You can invite anyone on the site to be a member of your group. You can also choose to email people who are not yet members of the site.
If you have any questions about setting up groups, let us know.