Creating a Group

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Starting a Group cannot be made simpler. Maintaining a Group is something else altogether.

The most important thing to realize - If you start a Group you are automatically made Group Manager. Being Group Manager takes dedication, so PLEASE! Do not create a Group if you are not going to be dedicated. The reasons are numerous, but suffice is to say, it is rude to begin something, get people together, only to leave them in a lurch in the end.

If you find you must leave the group permanently, or even temporarily, have the courtesy to find someone to replace you as Group Manager. If a group is held in high regard by its members, there will certainly be those willing to take over, rather than have something they count on come to an abrupt end.

To start a Group, follow these steps.

  1. Click on the Home or Groups button in the Main Menu.
  2. In the top left of the page, you will see the "Group Dashboard".
  3. Click a button, and the correct Create Content form will open
  4. Fill in the required areas, press save and you're done.

image of Create a Group form

It is recommended that you start searching for Group Members to help out with Group Tasks. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can handle a larger number of members, the larger your group can potentially grow, and the more it could be worth in the end.