Google Apps-creating contact groups

  1. Log on to Google can click on Contacts (one of the labels on the top black bar).
  2. At the bottom of the left navigation bar, click New Group and name it (ex. 3rd Grade Miller)
  3. The name of the group will pop up in the list on the left
  4. Click on Directory (also found on the left navigation bar). This will take you to a list of the entire district.
  5. In the search window at the top (to the left of the blue spy glass) type a student's last name and click the spy glass (or [enter])
  6. Several names will pop up. check the box next to the correct student. Then pull down the Groups button (symbol of three heads) and check the box of the new group. Click Apply
  1. Continue to do this for the entire class until they are all members of the group.
  2. After you have your group created, if you want to share the group with another teacher, click on the group to open it.
  3. Check the top box to select all students in the group.
  4. Pull down the More button and choose Export. When the new box pops up, select "the group" and leave it as Google CSV format.
  5. When you export, it will open and look like an Excel file with a bunch of empty columns. Delete the columns and save the file as the group you named it.
  6. Email the saved file to the other teacher. The other teacher can create a group following steps 1-3 above and then Import the contacts.