Using Google Groups
Use groups as mailing lists or forums, to collaborate with co-workers, and more! 
Overview   How To   Groups Classic   FAQ  

Can I invite members to the Google Group who are not part of the VCU faculty and staff Google Domain?

As an Owner of a Google Group you can add any member with an email address using the "Manage - Direct Add" option .  The "Manage - Invite member" option can only be used to invite members with VCU faculty or staff email address.   

How can I try the new Google Groups?

If we haven't yet switched you to the new Google Groups, you can switch yourself. Just go to Groups and click the Switch to the new Google Groups link at the top of the page. 

Can I switch back to the old Groups afterwards?

Sure! For a while, you're free to switch back and forth between the new and classic versions of Groups as much as you want. From Groups, just open the gear menu and choose Revert to the old Google Groups. (If you don't see this option, your new Groups has become permanent.)

The new Groups sure has a lot of features! Can you help me get started?

Yes. Check out these easy-to-follow guides for creating and using the new Google Groups—as email lists, Q&A forums, web forums, and collaborative inboxes.

Note: You might need to work with a group owner or manager, or your Google Apps administrator to enable all the new features. 

Will the new Groups eventually become permanent?

Yes. Eventually the new version of Groups will become permanent and you won't be able to switch back to the classic version of Groups. But hopefully you'll have had enough time to get used to the changes!