Activities happening within the group are shown here.
If you are a Group Host or the Creator of the group, you will see this option in the sub-navigation bar below the group image.
Under this option the Group Host can:
- Edit group details
- Change group settings
- Add/ change the group image
- Manage members
- Manage membership requests
- Manage resources
- Manage email options for the group
- Manage your widgets
- Organize chats
Edit Details – Here the Group Host can change the name and the description of the group.
If you are the Group Host, you can also decide whether you want all group members to receive email notifications of the changes that are being made to the group, e.g. changing the group name, settings, etc. Remember to save the changes made.
Group Settings – Here the Group Host can change the privacy options and email subscription defaults of the group.
Group Avatar – The Group Host can upload or change the existing group image.
Manage Members – The Group Host can change the ‘position’ of a group member, i.e. ‘promote’ another group member to become a Group Host (by selecting the ‘promote to admin’ option), ‘demote’ a Group Host to become an ordinary member, or remove a member from the group.
The Creator of the group becomes the Group Host by default. However, the Creator can assign hosting powers to any other member of the group as well by promoting them as Group Hosts (‘promote to admin’). This should be done in consultation with the group members. There can be more than one Group Host. The Group Host can also change the Email Options for individual members as well.
Membership Request – All requests made by Network Members to join the group will be received by the Group Host and can be accessed here. This is applicable only to Private Groups.
Chat – you can use this function to customize your group chat settings including appearance, message input and user lists.
Group Hierarchy – Only the Network Host can change the position of the group in the group structure/hierarchy. Please contact your Network Host if you wish to change it.
Email Options – The Group Host can use this option to send a message/ notice to all the group members regardless of their individual email settings. Use this with caution and for important notices only.
You can also create a ‘welcome email’ to be sent whenever a new member joins, by selecting the ‘Enable welcome email’ option.
Resources – The Group Host can edit or add new categories of documents here.
Widgets – The Group Host can use this option to change what appears on the right hand column of their group. The current default includes featured resources, recently joined members, featured events, featured sites and RSS feeds from relevant sites.
Forum Settings – You can enable the group members to engage in forum discussions by selecting this option.
Discussion forums provide an ideal space for group members to openly share and discuss ideas with each other (See Help section 6 for details).
You can decide how you want to ‘read’ the group i.e. how much information you want to receive, and how frequently, with the 5 options given.
You can share your group through Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the ‘Share’ button next to the group image. However, logging in is required to access the group and therefore, only members will be able to access them. You need to be a group member to access Private and Hidden Groups.