Google Groups is a feature of Google Apps for Education that makes it easy to communicate and collaborate with groups of people, such as project teams, departments, office locations, and special-interest groups. Using just the one email address for the group, you can:
- Send email to group members
- Invite group members to meetings
- Share Google Drive files and folders and Google Sites with many people at once.
With Google Groups, you can create online and email-based groups, which allows you to do things such as the following:
- Engage in discussions about a specific subject.
- Create a question and answer customer support group for a product, such as a piece of software your company has written.
- Organize meetings, conferences, or social events among members of a group.
- Find people with similar hobbies, interests, or backgrounds.
- Read group posts through email, the online interface, or both.
Anyone with a Google Apps for Education account at Wellesley can create a Google Group.
As a Google Groups user, one of the first things you might want to do is read and respond to posts in your favorite groups. Depending on how a group is configured (and your personal settings), you will be able to read and respond to posts either through the web interface or through your email.
You might belong to a lot of groups, and have access to even more. Here’s how to find new groups to join, and then how to find and organize the groups you own or belong to.
As you read the topics in a group—either by email or online forum—you may soon want to join the conversation!
If you would like to add people who do not have Wellesley addresses to a Wellesley Google Group, follow these directions. You will need to check a few settings first.