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Category: Commons Groups

  • 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 →

  • Digital Research Tools

    Digital Research Tools (DiRT) is a robust directory containing an ever-growing list of research tools, searchable by category or keyword. Resources range “from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mind-mapping software.” DiRT makes it easier to … Continue reading →

  • You Just Joined a Group on the Commons – Now What?

    There are hundreds of groups on the Commons, and you’ll probably want to join a bunch. For public groups, when you click the join button, membership is immediate. For private groups, you’ll need to ask to join, and the admins … 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 →

  • Group Sites

    The connection between groups and group sites on the Commons may not be that intuitive. Groups already come with an arsenal of tools, each of which may be configured to generate email notifications when activity occurs, or batched into daily … Continue reading →