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Category: Group Administrator Help

  • Group Discussion Forum

    Perhaps the most used group tool is the Discussion Forum. In simple terms, someone starts a Forum Topic and others Reply to it. To post a new topic, either scroll down, past all your old topics, or simply click on … Continue reading →

  • Reply to Forum Posts Using “Quote”

    The Commons displays Forum Posts in chronological order, with the most recent post at the bottom. Most often when you reply to a post, it is right above yours or perhaps only one or two before that. There are times, … Continue reading →

  • Social Media Icons

    Linking social media profiles to groups Social and you know it? If you’re an admin, you can link your group to your non-Commons social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Flickr, YouTube and Delicious! You’ll find these option in … Continue reading →

  • Group Privacy Settings

    Privacy Settings There are three types of groups on the Commons, and each has differing levels of privacy. As the needs of a group change and evolve, they may want to adjust their group settings from private to public, or … Continue reading →

  • Events Calendar

    The Commons Events Calendar supports individual, group, and global calendars. Designed to publicize events created by the friends you’ve developed on the Commons or to the groups you belong to (and which you choose to notify), Events Calendar provides a … Continue reading →

  • Group Site Email Notifications

    The Commons’ powerful email notification system lets members of a group know when other members post content. Used in conjunction with a group blog, it lets you set up a nice place to share content and get feedback. Since the … Continue reading →

  • The Group for Group Admins

    We automatically invite all new group administrators and moderators to ‘The Group for Group for Admins.’ While joining the group is optional, we encourage you to come aboard and take part in the discussion. If you decline the invitation and … Continue reading →

  • Groups On The Commons

    Using Groups on the Commons There are over 900 groups on the Commons.  A quick glance shows the varied ways members use groups.  Groups are great for teaching on the Commons, and many professors activate an associated group WordPress site … Continue reading →

  • How To Add A Site To Your Group

    The following instructions pertain to an existing group. You can create a Connected Group + Site in one action. See How To Create A Connection Group + Site. A group admin can connect one site (aka, a “website”) to a … Continue reading →