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Creating Google Groups (Renita Martinez)

Google groups is an efficient way to communicate with your group online. Online discussion groups give us an opportunity to effectively communicate while saving data for future reference, if needed. Individuals with the same interest can easily organize a group online where they can share announcements and keep track with events and keep one another up to date. Another important feature is that google groups can be accessed from multipledevices and locations. For example, users can access the group through their AndroidTM orApple.iOL device by scanning this QR code or pointing their cell phone browsers to 

 


This screen captures shows you your first page groups.google.com
 


It takes three simple steps to create your own online group. The first step is to create an account, setup your group and finally to invite people to your group. 
 
This next screen capture is the second step, which is to create a group. Information such as a group name, a group email address, group web address and group description is required. The individual making the group has the option to make the group public, for anyone to join, but only members can post. They can make it an announcement only group where anyone can read the posts and anyone can join, but only managers can post messages. Finally, you can also choose restricted option which means that only those you invite can join the group and those who are members can read the posts and none of the information posted will be available on pubic records (on Google search results or the directory). 


A prompt will appear after the page is completed.  This is only for verification, follow the directions and click on create my group. 

Once verified, the next screen will prompt you to enter email addresses of those you would like to invite and an invitation message space. 


You will receive the important information about your new group in the email you had provided. 
 
Now you can start your discussions and add additional members
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