How to create a group

  1. Select Groups in the main navigation bar.
  2.  Click Create a new group. 
  3.  You will be prompted to fill out details about your group (see Editing group options below for further details). 
  4.  Click Tag and Create to finish.


How to create a sub-group

Sub-groups are groups that exist within a parent group. Before creating a sub-group, consider that circumstances may change over time (the parent group may change or no longer be needed). Each sub-group member must be a member of the parent group, which can add complexity to the group membership process. Currently it isn't possible to make a sub-group a parent-level group.

  1. To create or join a sub-group, you must first create or become a member of the parent group.
  2. In the parent group, click Settings and a drop-down menu will appear. 
  3. Click Create a Sub-Group.
    1. create a sub-group option under settings
  4. You will be prompted to fill out details about your group (see Editing group options below for further details). 
  5. Click Tag and Create to finish. 


Editing group options

Group name

If you are making a bilingual group, remember to add both the French and English names in each of the respective language tabs.


Group icon

Click on Browse to select a file from your computer to use as an icon. A group icon is highly recommended as it allows for quicker identification and provides your group with a more polished look. 


Cover image (Group banner)

Click on Browse to select a file from your computer to use as a cover image. Your group's cover image displays at 1140 pixels wide by 185 pixels tall on your page on computers. If the dimensions of the image are greater or smaller than that, the image will be stretched or scaled to fit the area. A group cover image allows you to further personalize your group.


Brief description

This acts as a short description of the group. It should catch the attention of users as they browse through the Groups main page. Try and keep this to short and simple (1 short sentence). In the case of a bilingual group, remember to post the description in both official languages, using the language tab.


Long description

The long description acts as a summary of the purpose of the group and any other information. Try to be as detailed and transparent as possible. Any acronyms should be written out in full before continuing with the acronym. In the case of a bilingual group, remember to post the description in both official languages, using the language tab.


Tags

Tags are essentially key words which reflect the purpose of your group. They make your group searchable.

  • Separate each tag with a comma and space
  • Tags should be words or short phrases people will likely search when looking for a group like yours
  • Remember to make tags bilingual in order for as many people as possible to be able to find your group


Group membership permissions settings

Group owners and operators can set privacy settings when creating a group according to the function, needs or purpose of the group.

  • Open groups allow any logged-in GCconnex user to join the group.
  • Closed groups require GCconnex members to request group membership, and be accepted by the group owner or operator. Alternatively, the group owner or operator can invite GCconnex members.



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