A Connected Group + Site
The Commons makes it possible to create or clone a connected group and site in one process. This process is broken down in two steps: first a group is created or cloned and then a site is created or cloned, or if it already exists, attached. To find out more about Connected Group and Sites, click here.
Step One: Create Or Clone The Group
There are two ways to get started creating a group. In each case, you need to be logged on to the Commons.
- On the Commons home page, click on the “Groups” tab and click the “Create a Group” button.
- Hover over your avatar in the upper right hand corner, select “My Groups” from the drop down. Then select “Create A Group.” See the process below:
The first step is to create the group. Once you click the Create a Group button, you should see the The Commons Creation Portal.
All requests to create groups, sites and connected Group and Site are funneled through the Commons Content Creation Portal. Here you can easily see what each one does and select the option that is most appropriate. In this case, we want to create a Connected Group + Site, so click on the button circled below:
Once you click the Create a Group + Site button, you should see the following screen:
Step Two – Create or Clone the Connected Site
Now that the group is created, we go on to:
- Create a New Site -OR-
- Connect An Existing Site -OR-
- Clone an Existing Site
Depending on your choice, the pathways diverge.
After you click the “Finish” button, you will see the following:
Please note that althought you have successfully followed the steps to create a group and a connected site, there are a number of custom settings that are available. As an admin of the group, these can be accessed by clicking on Manage, circled below.